Administrative Coordinator - June 2021
June 2021 | Administrative Coordinator | 1 Opening
We are seeking an Administrative Coordinator to support the lab of Dr. Norbert Perrimon in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. This position provides high level administrative support to the Investigator and research staff in a fast-paced environment. The lab wants to understand how cells, tissues, and organs communicate during development. A more thorough understanding of these events can help elucidate how different tissues and cell types integrate within an organ, and how complex phenotypes arise in animals.
Research Assistant I - July 2021 (1 Opening)
July 2021 | Research Assistant I Lab | 1 Opening (54560BR)
Full-time lab-based research assistant wanted to join Dr. Norbert Perrimon’s group in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. This position will be part of the Drosophila RNAi Screening Center (DRSC) and Transgenic RNAi Project (TRiP) which supports high-throughput studies in Drosophila cells and in vivo. The primary focus of this position will be to help generate and characterize transgenic fly models of human diseases. The ideal candidate would be able to both contribute to our existing molecular biology and in vivo workflows and help design, scale up, optimize, and/or automate additional workflows based on newly developed technologies, as part of our fast-paced and collegial technology team.
Basic molecular biology techniques (PCR, Gibson and gateway cloning methods, gel electrophoresis) to generate and analyze plasmid DNA for the purpose of generating new genetic tools. Input reagent and quality analysis information into laboratory information management system (LIMS); Maintenance Drosophila stocks and genetic crosses; Maintain precise records of work; Efficient and thorough communication.
- College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in a related discipline.
- Minimum of 1 year of wet lab experience (higher education may count toward experience).
- Additional Qualifications and Skills
- Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field strongly preferred.
- Prior experience with basics of molecular biology such as PCR, gel electrophoresis and bacterial transformations as well as cell culture and Drosophila genetics.
- Ability to interpret and implement protocols and applying previous experiences to new situations.
- Minimum of 1 to 2 years of wet lab experience.
This is a one-year term position from date of hire with possibility of extension, contingent on work performance and continued funding to support the position.
Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.
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
Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Research Technician - July 2021 (1 Opening)
We are seeking a Research Technician to support the lab of Dr. Norbert Perrimon in the Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School. The lab wants to understand how cells, tissues, and organs communicate during development. A more thorough understanding of these events can help elucidate how different tissues and cell types integrate within an organ, and how complex phenotypes arise in animals. More information can be found on their website: https://perrimon.med.harvard.edu/.
The Research Technician will collaborate closely with Dr. Perrimon and lab members in a large, and fast-paced environment. They will provide support on research resource projects including defining the scope of the projects, researching the scientific topics and technologies, and implementing appropriate solutions that meet project timelines. These projects are innovative in approach and scale and will focus on fundamental and translational topics relevant to the effect of SARS-CoV-2 at the cellular, tissue, and/or whole organism level. Day-to-day, the candidate will work primarily on individual projects while functioning as part of an integrated team. The ideal candidate is a motivated, well-organized, and committed laboratory research technician with prior wet lab experience.
We are open to considering candidates looking to stay within the lab at least 2-3 years before moving on to graduate or medical school, or candidates that are seeking a long-term, stable position who are passionate about contributing to the lab’s full research portfolio.
- Work efficiently and cooperatively with a team of researchers in experiments focused on generating transgenic fly models of human diseases including employing the following:
- Molecular biology techniques (PCR, Gibson and other cloning methods, gel electrophoresis) to generate and quality analyze plasmid DNA
- Generate, validate, and maintain transgenic Drosophila stocks
- Perform phenotypic analysis of Drosophila crosses
- Input reagent and quality analysis information into laboratory information management system (LIMS)
- Monitor new requests and input project completion information into an online facility request system
- Maintain precise records of work
- Opportunity to contribute to research projects and develop new lab automation pipelines
- Assist with other support duties relating to lab management and operations as required
- Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences or related discipline (or equivalent education and experience)
- Previous experience with any of the following standard molecular biological techniques and familiarity with underlying scientific principles is preferred but not necessary:
- Molecular biology techniques (PCR, Gibson and other cloning methods, gel electrophoresis) to generate and quality analyze plasmid DNA and RNA reagents
- Ability to draft accurate scientific reports
- Ability to apply experience to new techniques and protocols and learn complex tasks with general instruction
- Strong enthusiasm for developing new skills and expertise
- Proficiency with the Mac platform and Microsoft Office applications
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Exemplary organizational skills and attention to detail
- Ability to use good judgment in managing deadlines and responding to inquiries
- Detail oriented with highly accurate work product
- Ability to follow instruction with an eagerness to learn, grow professionally, and be mentored
Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet). Work may involve possible exposure to malodorous vapors, low dose radiation, contamination by toxic chemicals and acids and presence of carcinogenic substances.
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.
This job description sets forth the job’s principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word “may,” the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are “essential functions” of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer