Fishman Lab: Research Assistant

Job Summary

The Fishman Laboratory in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology at Harvard University is looking for an enthusiastic and skilled research assistant with an interest in developmental biology, genetics, and social behaviors. The Fishman Lab is interested in dissecting complex social behavior by using zebrafish as a model system.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

The candidate will work closely with scientists in the lab and will perform daily activities, including:

  • Assistance with zebrafish line maintenance and genotyping;
  • Perform standard molecular biology techniques (including cloning, PCR, DNA and Protein extraction, HRM ) and immunostainings;
  • Prepare complex chemical solutions and media;
  • Perform behavioral experiments;
  • Operate scientific equipment, requiring a high degree of skill and/or precision;
  • Record results of experiments according to standard laboratory techniques.

Basic Qualifications

One year of experience with basic biological laboratory techniques is required.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

BA/BS in biology, genetics or related science is preferred as is at least one year of directly related lab experience. Excellent communication, demonstrated organization skills, attention to detail and dexterity. Ability to work independently, as well as a team member. Prior experience with zebrafish or model organisms is a plus.

Additional Information

This is a grant-funded one-year term position with the strong possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and the continued availability of funding. Seeking candidates who are able to see this project through to completion
Some holiday and weekend coverage will be required.

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