The Fishman Laboratory in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University is looking for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Research Assistant IV 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 reporting results to supervisor or other lab personnel. The candidate will assume a high level of responsibility for independent judgment concerning future experiments depending upon results.
The candidate will perform daily activities, and typical duties will include:
Coordinate multiple aspects of research project and carries out laboratory experiments utilizing specific laboratory techniques and equipment, and determining whether additional or other tools or methods are required;
Collaborate with other lab members on experimental design, setting up protocols and developing new laboratory techniques;
Assist with zebrafish line maintenance and genotyping;
May communicate with affiliated research personnel at other locations or institutions;
Process, organize, summarize, and analyze data, reporting experiment results using a variety of scientific, word processing, spreadsheet or statistical software applications or program platforms;
Regularly train and oversee the work of others in laboratory techniques and procedures;
Assist with laboratory maintenance such as maintaining and/or purchasing equipment and supplies, undertaking special projects as required;
Contribute to unit goals by undertaking other duties as required.
This is a one-year grant funded term position with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and the continued availability of funding.
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 offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Bachelor's degree in biological science and three years directly related research experience with zebrafish and genome editing technology. Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory protocols and abilities in laboratory techniques.
Master's or PhD degree in biological sciences is preferred. 5+ years of related, post-graduation, lab experience highly preferred. Excellent organizational and communications skills, prior research project and staff management experience. Experience with applicable computer technologies, including specific software applications.
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: 48951BR
About Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences
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.