Research Assistant I Lab

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

Job posting number: #7072678

Posted: November 30, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary

With expertise across biology, engineering and computer science, the Buenrostro Lab brings together a multidisciplinary group of individuals that develop the next-generation of biological methods and technologies to measure and subsequently understand single-cell regulatory dynamics. Working under specific direction of Prof. Buenrostro, the Research Assistant will support development of new tools for studying chromatin regulation within single-cells.


Job-Specific Responsibilities

More specifically, the Research Assistant will:

Use established protocols to maintain cell lines and perform high-throughput sequencing experiments;
Collect project data and under direction, process and organize experiment results;
As a member of a project team, assist in developing new methods in high-throughput sequencing, microfluidics and microscopy;
Support development of new enabling single-cell epigenomic methods, and use the new, clearly defined protocols to understand chromatin dynamics within normal development and disease;
Occasionally instruct others in basic laboratory techniques;
Perform related laboratory maintenance, such as maintaining and cleaning equipment.

Basic Qualifications

College background in biology or equivalent work experience with molecular biology/biochemistry and related methods.


Additional Qualifications and Skills

Microfluidics or microscopy experience is preferred but not required
Highly organized and able to multitask
Ability to think creatively to solve problems
Self-motivated with excellent communication skills

Additional Information


This is a grant-funded one-year term position with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and the continued availability of funding.

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

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