The Fishman Laboratory in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University is looking for an enthusiastic and skilled research assistant with an interest in developmental biology, genetics, and social behaviors. The Fishman Lab is interested in dissecting complex social behavior by using zebrafish as a model system.
The candidate will work closely with scientists in the lab and will perform daily activities, including:
Assistance with zebrafish line maintenance and genotyping;
Perform standard molecular biology techniques (including cloning, PCR, DNA and Protein extraction, T7E1 assays, etc.);
Prepare complex chemical solutions and media;
Operate scientific equipment, requiring a high degree of skill and/or precision;
Record results of experiments according to standard laboratory techniques;
This is a one year grant funded term position with the possibility of extension based on availability of continued funding and satisfactory performance.
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.
Some holiday and weekend coverage will be required.
Salary Grade: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
One year of experience with basic biological laboratory techniques is required.
BA/BS in biology, genetics or related science is preferred as is at least one year of directly related lab experience. Excellent communication, demonstrated organization skills, attention to detail and dexterity. Ability to work independently, as well as a team member. Prior experience with zebrafish or model organisms is a plus.
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: 48372BR
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