Research Assistant III Lab

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7144849 (Ref:hh-62390BR)

Posted: May 12, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description
The Franklin lab at Harvard Medical School in the Department of Immunology has a position open for a Research Assistant III. Dr. Franklin and her team investigate the role of the immune system in laboratory models of infection, tissue damage, and cancer (learn more at

This position is made up of four important roles:
  1. Lab management (oversight of equipment and supplies, chemical and biological safety, and lab-wide communications; 30%);
  2. Experimental support (assist laboratory members in preparing for and conducting experiments; 25%);
  3. Mouse colony maintenance (help maintain mouse colony by tracking and genotyping animals; 20%);
  4. Administrative support for Dr. Franklin (manage calendars and travel, process reimbursements; 25%).

The candidate will receive training as needed in lab procedures, including molecular biology techniques, animal work, and Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) practices. The successful candidate will be willing to learn and independently perform a variety of laboratory techniques, perform administrative tasks, work with mice, collaborate in a team setting, and be enthusiastic about research.
Basic Qualifications
  • College background and at least two years of experience working in a biology laboratory. Relevant coursework may count toward experience.
  • Willing to work with mice.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • The ideal candidate would also have prior knowledge of molecular biology and immunology techniques (PCR, cell culture, flow cytometry, etc.) and experience handling mice.
  • Other preferred qualifications include exceptional organizational skills, strong attention to detail, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a desire to work in a team setting, and a passion for scientific research and discovery.
Additional Information
Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.

This is an in-person position based on our campus in Boston.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values
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.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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Job posting number:#7144849 (Ref:hh-62390BR)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
United States
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