The Department of Oral Medicine, Infection, and Immunity is a growing department heavily invested in cutting-edge research and the training of postgraduate students in the fields of oral and maxillofacial pathology, oral medicine, and periodontology.
The department has a long tradition of integrating students at the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels into research laboratories and successful mentoring relationships. Department training programs and research laboratories have been funded over the years by a wide array of government and private-sector grants and fellowships, including a National Institute of Health (NIH) training grant, which funds predoctoral and postdoctoral research projects. The department also sponsors special programs that provide Harvard School of Dental Medicine students the opportunity to learn from and interact with nationally known academics.
Research in Kota Lab is focused on elucidation of epigenetic players and their targets in progenitor cells during embryonic and postnatal development using ES cells, primary cultures of progenitor cells and mouse models.
The Kota Lab is currently seeking a full-time research assistant. Under the specific direction of the principal investigator, the Research Assistant conducts a variety of routine experiments using molecular, cell biology, biochemistry techniques and mouse colony management. Record data, summarizes, and analyzes results using basic statistics. Specific molecular biological techniques include but are not limited to DNA/RNA, protein extraction and purification, standard and quantitative PCR, western blot.
Interested candidates must submit a CV and a cover letter which includes a description of research experience to be considered for this position.
The Harvard School of Dental Medicine values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, is strongly committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.
Please note: This position has a term appointment of 1 year from day of hire, with the possibility of extension.
HSDM is unable to provide visa support for this position.
Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.
Salary Grade: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Successful candidates will have a strong background and ability in cell biology techniques including culture, maintenance of primary cells, transient and stable transfection etc. Molecular biological techniques (DNA/RNA, protein extraction and purification, standard and quantitative PCR, western blot etc). Experience in mouse colony management and genotyping is required. Strong attention to detail and documentation of results is required. Excellent organizational skills and ability to multitask.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53713BR
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