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Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

54700BRAuto req ID:54700BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research Assistant I LabSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

College level background in biology or related field.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field preferred. A background in cellular and molecular biology also strongly recommended. Previous experience with molecular biological, cell culture and sterile laboratory techniques is preferred. Excellent organizational skills and great attention to detail is an essential component of this position. Ability to work in a collaborative, team-oriented environment. Computer experience is desirable

Additional Information:

This is a one-year grant funded term position.

Some weekend flexibility will be required.

May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment.May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials. May be required to work with and handle animals.

All formal written offers will be made FAS Human Resources.

The HSCI and FAS are committed to cultivating not only the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students but also in developing an inclusive culture that is vibrant, engaging and encouraging of innovation as well as intellectual debate. We believe creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace allows employees from all backgrounds and walks of life to achieve their fullest potential. We also believe an inclusive culture is one that accepts, values and views as strength the difference we all bring to the workplace. We encourage our community members to participate in our FAS Diversity Dialogues.

Department:Harvard Stem Cell InstitutePre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:M-F, 9-5

Some weekend flexibility will be required.Job Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:

· Derives, maintains and distributes induced pluripotent stem cell lines.

· Characterizes new lines by standard molecular biological techniques (including DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, RT-PCR) and by immunophenotypic analysis.

· Performs quality control of cell lines.

· Performing gene targeting in pluripotent stem cell lines

· Screening of targeted lines using standard molecular biological techniques (including DNA extraction, PCR, sequencing)

· Expands and distributes engineered pluripotent stem cell lines.

· Performs quality control of engineered cell lines.

· May occasionally instruct others in basic laboratory techniques.

· Performs related laboratory maintenance such as maintaining and cleaning equipment, ordering and keeping an inventory of laboratory supplies.

This position requires a strong commitment and the willingness to work irregular hours, but it offers the opportunity to work in a stimulating environment in close proximity to several of the pioneers in the field using state-of-the-art facilities.

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement: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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Job Summary:

Under the direction of the iPS core facility manager, carries out independently the daily activities of the core facility, including reprogramming and gene editing.