The Sharpe laboratory at Harvard Medical School seeks a highly motivated individual to support research that uses mouse perturbation technology for conducting forward genetic screens for the discovery of novel immunotherapy targets for cancer. This individual will independently perform and/or coordinate a wide range of laboratory research procedures and conduct a variety of complex support tasks for this project including generation and validation of bone marrow chimeric mice, creating subcutaneous tumor models, and maintaining transgenic mouse strains. This individual will perform an array of laboratory techniques (including isolation of bone marrow stem cells and T cells, lentiviral transduction, multiparameter flow cytometry and molecular approaches such as cloning, CRISPR, DNA isolation) independently, reporting results to a supervisor or other lab personnel.
Offer contingent on successful completion of a pre-medical evaluation.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 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.
Salary Grade: 053
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
College background or equivalent work experience. At least one-year laboratory experience required (relevant coursework may count towards experience). Laboratory experience in addition to course work required. Experience with molecular biology techniques, cell culture, or animals strongly preferred. Ability to maintain careful records of experiments; meticulous work habits with careful attention to detail; possesses strong organizational, analytical and communication skills; demonstrates experience with multi-tasking and troubleshooting.
Has the ability to work independently as well as part of a team; demonstrates initiative and is invested in the success of research projects. Must be willing to work with mice.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50205BR
About Harvard University Medical School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.