Research Specialist

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7078447

Posted: May 14, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Harvard Medical School Translator is seeking a motivated scientist to play a critical bench research role in our emerging pathogens research alliance with AbbVie. The alliance strives to discover new therapeutic options for the current and future pandemics, and further our understanding of the immunopathology of respiratory infections. This scientist will work closely with several research laboratories and core facilities within the alliance to facilitate compound testing for molecules arising from the research programs against respiratory pathogens such as SARS-CoV-2. As a key team member of this dynamic research alliance, this scientist will have the opportunity to attend group meetings and seminars, as well as present research findings to colleagues.

Specific responsibilities for the position are as follows:

-Tracking compound transfers between partner institutions and the compound handling facility at HMS
-Compound dilution and creation of assay ready plates
-Routine biochemical testing of potency and selectivity against viral targets
-Biochemical and cell-based assay development and optimization
-Analyze results and generate visualizations for distribution and presentation
-Assisting is cell culture and reagent preparation for viral infection assays to be conducted at the Boston University NEIDL facility
-For clarity, this position will not entail the use of live virus

The position will report to the Executive Director of Therapeutics Translation at Harvard Medical School.

Basic Qualification: BS in a relevant scientific discipline, Minimum of 2 years experience of bench research experience

This is a three-year term position from date of hire, with possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to support the position.

This Staff role is starting as a remote position due to the COVID-19 pandemic and while the Massachusetts COVID-19 state of emergency restrictions are still in place. The current remote nature of this role is considered temporary and may change as the University continues to evaluate options. While we continue to monitor the evolving COVID-19 guidelines, local on-campus work may be expected for some roles. Harvard Medical School does support flexible schedules, subject to individual departments’ business needs.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

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:#7078447
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
Boston,Massachusetts
United States
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