The Research Assistant will work with a collaborative team of academic, staff, and industrial researchers on targeted and untargeted in situ sequencing technology development. The candidate will join a team with focus areas including sequencing, genome engineering, sensors, and gene editing therapeutics. Reporting to the Project Manager and Staff Scientist, research goals will include utilizing current methods and developing new protocols for in situ sequencing and imaging of serial sections of tissue.
The Research Assistant will optimize protocols towards the conversion of tissue-bound RNA into amplicons capable of being sequenced as well as the imaging of iterative in situ sequencing of tissue and assist image analysis of the data. A specific emphasis will be placed working on a project to map cortical circuits at the synaptic level in the mouse brain.
Additional duties will include interfacing in situ sequencing with multiplexed proteomics analysis as well as super-resolution imaging techniques such as expansion microscopy.
This is a one-year term position with strong potential for renewal.
Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement 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: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
College background or equivalent work experience in a Biological Life Science or related area is required. One or more years of hands-on experience in a biological or bio-related research lab (relevant course work may count towards experience). Must be able to lift 50 pounds maximum, with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 15-30 pounds, and push and pull heavy equipment. Must be able to walk or stand for a full 7-hour shift and be able to perform repetitive motions over extended periods of time. Must be flexible to working outside normal business hours routinely when needed.
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: 49568BR
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.