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Research Asst. II (1 Opening) - Sept. 2019

**APPLY VIA Harvard Posting** - 50252BR [will be live / accepting applications as of Sept. 5, 2019]


Overview

DRSC/TRiP-Functional Genomics Resources (fgr.hms.harvard.edu) in the Department of Genetics was founded fifteen years ago to support high-throughput studies using Drosophila cells and in vivo. We recently received new funding to form the DRSC-Biomedical Technology Research Resource (DRSC- BTRR), which develops new genetic and protein technologies for Drosophila research in partnership with collaborators working on specific biological and biomedical topics. We are seeking a full-time research technician with relevant experience. The primary focus of this position will be to generate DNA and RNA reagents, including to optimize and develop new molecular biology workflows. The ideal candidate would be able to both contribute to our existing molecular biology workflows and help design, scale-up, optimize, and/or automate additional workflows based on newly developed CRISPR technologies, as part of our fast-paced and collegial technology team. 

Principle Responsibilities

  • Use molecular biology techniques (PCR, Gibson and other cloning methods, gel electrophoresis, in vitro transcription) to generate and quality-analyze plasmid DNA and RNA reagents
  • Use lab automation and other approaches to help perform molecular biology techniques at large scale and make experiment-ready copies of DNA or RNA reagent libraries (96- and 384-well format)
  • Optimize new molecular and automation workflows
  • Input reagent and quality analysis information into the laboratory information management system (LIMS)
  • Oversee new requests and input project completion information into an online facility request system
  • Maintain precise records of work • Work efficiently and cooperatively with a team of researchers
  • Opportunity to contribute to research projects, improve processes, and develop new lab automation pipelines
  • Advise and help train less experienced technicians

Basic Qualifications

  • College background or equivalent work experience.
  • At least one-year laboratory experience required (relevant coursework may count towards experience).
  • Laboratory experience in addition to course work required.

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Prior experience in molecular biology techniques such as PCR, plasmid cloning, bacterial transformation, sequence analysis, DNA and/or RNA extraction, in vitro transcription
  • Excellent organizational skills, including ability to plan ahead and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Prior experience and use of automated liquid handling instrumentation.

 

Research Asst. I (1 Opening) - Sept. 2019

**APPLY VIA Harvard Posting** - 50246BR [will be live / accepting applications as of Sept. 5, 2019]

 

Overview

DRSC/TRiP-Functional Genomics Resources (fgr.hms.harvard.edu) in the Department of Genetics was founded fifteen years ago to support high-throughput studies in Drosophila cells and in vivo. We recently received new funding to form the DRSC-Biomedical Technology Research Resource (DRSC-BTRR), which develops new genetic and protein technologies for Drosophila research in partnership with collaborators working on specific biological and biomedical topics. We are seeking a full-time research technician. The primary focus of this position will be to help generate DNA and RNA reagents. These reagents are used for low- and high-throughput studies within the lab and by others in the biological and biomedical research community. The ideal candidate would be able to both contribute to our existing molecular biology workflows and help design, scale-up, optimize, and/or automate additional workflows based on newly developed CRISPR technologies, as part of our fast-paced and collegial technology team. Principle Responsibilities: Use molecular biology techniques (PCR, Gibson and other cloning methods, gel electrophoresis) to generate and quality analyze plasmid DNA and RNA reagents; Use lab automation and other approaches to help perform molecular biology techniques at large scale (in 96-well formats); 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; Work efficiently and cooperatively with a team of researchers; Opportunity to contribute to research projects and develop new lab automation pipelines.

Basic Qualifications

  • College background or equivalent work experience.
  • At least one-year laboratory experience required (relevant coursework may count towards experience).

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.
  • Prior practical experience with techniques described above & familiarity with underlying scientific principles. 
  • 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 experience with molecular biology and liquid handling robotics.