The Lahav lab is interested in understanding how cells make critical decisions in response to signals, both in normal tissues and in cancer. Following prescribed protocols, perform a variety of routine laboratory procedures using bacteria, yeast and/or mammalian cell culture, utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy. Perform standard techniques and assays typically required for the study including (but not limited to) strain construction and validation in bacteria and yeast using standard molecular biology protocols (PCR, restriction enzyme cloning, gel electrophoresis, etc.), mammalian tissue culture, and qPCR, microscopy, or plate reader measurements and analysis. Additionally, prepare reagents and solutions for the study. Maintain records of results and methodologies into a log of work performed. Compile and help analyze data, preparing charts, graphs, and results of studies using standard computer software such as Microsoft Excel. Upon demonstration of satisfactory experimental and record-keeping skills, may be encouraged to contribute to the experimental design of the study and assigned to work on an independent research project under the supervision of a senior lab member. Attend courses in safety procedures for handling, storage, and disposal of biohazardous, flammable, corrosive and toxic materials. Carry out all laboratory activities in compliance with applicable regulations and protocols. Attend courses, lectures, and conferences to further knowledge of research and laboratory techniques, consulting with other researchers to exchange information. Contribute to the teamwork within the laboratory and between laboratories.
This is a one-year term position with a possibility of renewal.
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 preferably in Biology or Chemistry or a related field. Minimum of one year of previous general experience working in a basic science research setting preferred, in particular, experience with molecular biology protocols.
Bachelor's degree in Biology or Chemistry or a closely related field preferred
Work requires the analytical skills to resolve complex problems.
Work requires excellent record-keeping, organizational, and communication skills.
Previous experience working with yeast (S. cerevisiae) or mammalian tissue culture preferred.
Experience with data analysis software such as Microsoft Excel or MATLAB desired.
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: 50294BR
About Harvard University Medical School
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