Research Associate

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The Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School is seeking a highly skilled scientist to join the Cellular Dynamics and Neurodegeneration Initiative. The Research Associate will work with a team of scientists who are seeking to build an integrative platform for understanding cell biological processes that are implicated in disease.

The job responsibility will include but not limited to: mammalian cell culture, PCR, molecular cloning, DNA and RNA extraction, DNA sequence analysis, Western blot, flow cytometry, chemical transfection and electroporation of cultured cells.  You will also be expected to analyze and present your data to the manager and colleagues.  

The successful candidate will have a Bachelor‘s degree and above in biology or the biomedical sciences. Extensive experience in mammalian cell culture and molecular biology is essential. Experience with human pluripotent stem cell maintenance and differentiation is preferred. Experience with protein purification or karyotyping is a plus. You must be self-motivated, able to work independently as well as part of a team, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, pay attention to detail, and be highly organized.

If you are interested in this exciting career opportunity to work with the vibrant community of cell biologists at Harvard Medical School, please email a cover letter and CV to In addition, please have three referees send letters of recommendation directly to


Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.