Research Assistant III Lab

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7134661 (Ref:hh-61734BR)

Posted: March 17, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

What you'll do:

  • Independently complete all cell culture, microscopy, and associated molecular biology tasks and protocols, which are integral to the tissue fabrication.
  • Assist senior staff with animal studies, including assisting with surgery and animal checks.
  • Develop and validate experimental protocols with limited supervision from senior staff.- Present experimental results at meetings within the Wyss Institute.
  • Carry out routine laboratory maintenance, assist in administrative tasts, and perform general laboratory responsibilities, including but not limited to: maintaining budgets, equipment, supplies, inventory, and reporting laboratory results
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
Basic Qualifications
What you'll need:
  • Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, microbiology, biomedical engineering, or related field with at least 2 years of direct cell culture or related experience required.
  • Education may count towards year of experience.
Working Conditions

This position will be based on our campus in Boston, MA and will require on-campus presence. Subject to business needs, the Wyss Institute generally supports flexible work arrangements.

Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage. Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University’s COVID-19 Information Website.

Additional Qualifications and Skills
Desirable Skills:
  • Advanced degree strongly preferred in biology, biochemistry, microbiology, biomedical engineering or related field.
  • Experience with in vitro analytical techniques to assess the cell viability of tissue constructs.
  • Experience with microfluidics.
  • Experience working with induced pluripotent stem cells.
  • Experience with 3D cell and tissue cultures.
  • Willingness to work outside of his/her discipline to accomplish project goals.
  • Excellent molecular biology skills.
  • Experience with flow cytometry, ELISAs, PCR, and microscopy. Animal work experience.
  • Proven ability to draft and implement lab protocols. Ability to work independently as well as in a collaborative team environment.
  • Strong work ethic, communication skills, and goal-oriented personality.
Additional Information

Offer contingent on successful completion of pre-placement medical evaluation.

This is a one year term position ending on 1/2/2024 with the possibility of renewal.

Harvard is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position.


Why you’ll like working with us:

At the Wyss Institute, you’re a member of a supportive, dynamic community that is united by its shared goal of changing the world through groundbreaking technology development and commercialization. We encourage your professional growth and development through mentorship and tuition reimbursement to support continued learning, and more. We also support your physical, financial, and mental well-being through generous time off benefits, gym reimbursements, and other programs offered through Harvard. Our community will be relocating to a new, state of the art life sciences building in the lively Fenway neighborhood in spring 2023, where you will have access to multiple amenities including a roof terrace with stunning views of Boston and proximity to numerous restaurants and cultural attractions. We value an inclusive and diverse workforce, and believe that our differences enrich the work environment for all.


Our outstanding benefits package includes:

  • 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 contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class 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 complimentary health services.
  • Facilities access and Discounts: Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.


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Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

As a collaborative organization, we at the Wyss Institute know that great innovation happens when diverse perspectives come together to solve problems. As a result, we are committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness both in and out of the lab. When recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you will bring in terms of education, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, religion, disability, and sexual orientation. We believe these differences in background, experience, and perspective enrich our work environment and are essential to our mission of solving complex problems through technology development and translation.

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:#7134661 (Ref:hh-61734BR)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
United States
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