Research Assistant I Lab

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7076523

Posted: March 29, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Position open for an Immunology Research Assistant at Harvard Medical School to join research on immunological tolerance, in relation with autoimmune disease and cancer. The Research Assistant will join an exciting and collaborative team analyzing immune cell differentiation, and how immune cells interact with the microbiome. This research involves several cutting-edge tools in immunology (advanced flow cytometry, tissue culture, monoclonal antibodies, cytokine assays, bacterial analysis). Our projects involve close collaborations with clinicians, for the analysis of patient immune cells in cancer and autoimmune diseases and with microbiologists. Will partake in some multi-center projects to which the lab is connected, such as the ImmGen. Will participate in lab meetings, publications, and generally in the lab’s operation and management of equipment and supplies. We are looking for a team player, with strong organizational and multitasking abilities, and ideally a few years’ experience in Immunology research. The Research Assistant will work effectively within a culture inclusive of individuals with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations, and appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals.

Basic Qualifications

College background or equivalent work experience, and familiarity with standard computer usage. At least one year related work experience in Immunology or molecular biology (relevant laboratory coursework may count towards experience).

Additional Qualifications and Skills

BA/BS degree preferred. Experience in microbiology would be a plus, as would experience in computer sciences (computational biology).

Additional Information

This is a two-year term position with possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding for the position.

Offer contingent on pre-placement medical evaluation.

Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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