Junior Research Operations Manager, Harvard Medical School

An Amazing Research Assistant Opportunity
This hybrid position has both operational (0.5 FTE) and administrative (0.5 FTE) responsibilities and manages moderately complex situations for the Department of Immunology, as a member of a tridepartment (Immunology, Microbiology, Genetics) team. The candidate provides operational support and critical follow-up and follow-through with tridepartment laboratories.  The JROM oversees the routine maintenance and minor repair of equipment, assists with equipment inventories and service contracts, repairs, and disposal, and supports two dishwashing facilities.  The JROM acts as a liaison between department labs and HMS service offices, including Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Maintenance and Operations, Shipping and Receiving, Custodial Services, Procurement, and Police/Security. The JROM serves as a backup for the two Core ROMs and may be the on-call responder for equipment failures or other urgent, facility matters.
The JROM also serves as an administrative assistant, recording equipment inventories, service contracts, and equipment disposal.  S/he oversees billing of tridepartment core facilities (e.g. MicRoN), data entry and database management of HMS/departmental tracking systems (e.g. PinS).  The JROM assists the research labs with ordering equipment and supplies as needed. S/he is responsible for sorting mail, issuing and tracking office and laboratory keys, assigning lockers to staff and trainees.

Basic Qualifications
Bachelors degree in science is preferable, and three or more years of laboratory experience is strongly preferred. The ability to lift 50 lbs. is required. Occasional availability for 24-hour on-call emergency response is required. 

Additional Qualifications
The ability to work independently with minimal supervision is required, as are strong interpersonal and communication skills. This individual must be able to multitask, problem-solve, and have a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Machine shop or small equipment repair experience a plus.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
For more information go to https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs and type in 48397BR in the “Search for Jobs” box. 

Posted: February 21, 2019

Research Assistant, Church Lab

An Amazing Research Assistant Opportunity

Harvard Medical School (Prof. George Church’s lab) is currently seeking an experienced, motivated and well-organized individual with a passion for entrepreneurship to provide technical support to a cutting-edge stem cell therapy research project. The candidate should have experience in cellular and molecular biology. Key skills include expertise in tissue culture techniques (ideally with human stem cells) and molecular methods (e.g. PCR, DNA assembly, next-generation sequencing library preparation). The candidate should be coachable, determined, responsible, and able to collaborate with other team members. Having skills in the use of computer programming for RNA-Seq (bulk and single cell) data analysis or/and animal (mouse) handling and in vivo studies is a plus. We are looking for a researcher with BS/MS degree in biology, cell biology, biosciences, engineering, or computational sciences, biochemistry, bioinformatics or related discipline with minimum two years track record of lab experience in general molecular and cellular biology techniques.
The successful candidate will be able to contribute in development of a technology that can make a difference in many patients' lives.
If you are interested please go https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs external jobs and enter 47582BR to find this position.

Bioinformatician I, Boston Children's Hospital

This Bioinformatician I will be responsible for: 
Working closely with PI in the selection of bioinformatics method and the collection of experimental data. Plays a critical role in bioinformatics research projects, managing and advising researchers on specification and conduct of bioinformatics analysis.
Identifying and develop data analysis reports and presentations needed for managing the data analysis and monitor progress of projects.
Contributing to preparation of manuscripts including writing of bioinformatics methods and design, relevant results and data tables and graphs.
Contributing to preparation of grants including writing of bioinformatics methods and design, relevant summary of results using tables and graphs, and justifications of selections of specific bioinformatics approaches and data analysis pipelines.
Collaborating and consult with investigators and researchers on design, collection, and analysis of biomedical research data.
Providing education and consultation to investigators, research residents and fellows, faculty and key research study staff in the lab and collaborators on basic and advanced design and analyses issues.
Leading and manage the work of bioinformatics analysis requiring assistance from the PIs and researcher involved in relevant projects. Collaborates with bioinformatics programmers and master’s level bioinformaticians.
Providing positive and effective bioinformatics advice to lab and outside collaborators on joint projects.  Contributes to teamwork within and between departments, divisions, programs and other organizations.
Ensuring work in the lab, division, program, department, and other organizations is performed in conformance with established hospital, program, state, and federal policies and procedures.

To qualify, you must have:
The knowledge of study design, sampling methods, problem solving, and bioinformatics methods typically acquired through completion of an undergraduate degree in Bioinformatics, Informatics, Computer Sciences, Statistics, Biostatistics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics. The knowledge needed could also be obtained through completion of a degree in a closely related field and two to four years of experience, including experience in bioinformatics consulting and analysis, assistance with protocol generation and grant writing, and collaboration in scientific writing.
The analytical skills to resolve scientific, ethical, regulatory, financial, and administrative problems.
Personal, educational, and leadership skills to effectively train and consult biomedical study investigators, research project staff, and bioinformaticians.
The ability to handle multiple problems and projects at one time, ensuring the accurate and timely completion of all projects, and dealing with conflicting views. 
The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

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KIM CARLA LAB, Research Assistant I, Stem Cell Program at Boston Children's Hospital

The Stem Cell Program at Boston Children's Hospital seeks applications from highly motivated candidates for the position of Research Assistant I in the Carla Kim Laboratory, which is focused on the study of lung stem cell biology, regenerative medicine and lung cancer research. Candidate will have the opportunity to support multiple research projects and will conduct a variety of techniques such as DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, immunohistochemistry, molecular cloning, tissue culture and other molecular biology techniques. Further responsibilities include purchasing and maintenance of laboratory stocks, animal colony management and husbandry, equipment maintenance and establishment of procedures and maintenance of records and documentation to ensure laboratory's compliance with institutional and federal guidelines in health, safety and animal regulations.

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