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Research Core Scientist II

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Institution: Harvard University
Keyword Names: Academic/Research, Scientist, Core/Shared Resource Laboratory
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City: New York
Country: United States
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Research Core Scientist II

Harvard University, Boston, USA

The Bauer Core Facility (Harvard University's FAS Division of Science) seeks a Research Core Scientist II to support members of the Harvard community in the use of flow cytometry technologies to advance their research goals.

The Bauer Core Facility provides state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise to scientists at Harvard. Our goal is to advance research efforts in the life sciences that cannot readily be accomplished in the traditional academic laboratory because of a need for expensive instrumentation or technical expertise.

Our Core Scientists consult with researchers to help them choose the best technologies for their projects and design careful experiments. We provide hands-on training and support to enable researchers to use our instruments independently and run core instruments as a service.

This opportunity will allow one to contribute to cutting edge research while honing skills on a wide variety of instruments. Learn more about our facility and our team here:

  • Executes a range of complex scientific research activities in a core facility with a primary focus on flow cytometry.
  • Consults on experimental design, sample preparation, and analyses of flow cytometry projects.
  • Trains researchers on core instrumentation and protocols.
  • Performs sorts as a service for researchers.
  • Performs instrument maintenance and QC.
  • Interacts daily with users of the core facility. These users are technicians, undergraduate students, graduate students, post docs and faculty members from departments across the FAS, other Harvard schools (HMS, SEAS, HSPH, HSDM), as well as researchers from outside Harvard, mainly those from other area academic institutions, biotech, and pharma.
  • Works closely as part of the core staff team to ensure projects move smoothly through multiple steps and that all information is handed off properly to the next staff member involved in a project.
  • Partners with Research Computing and Informatics team members to help coordinate project submissions, resource reservations, software access, data analysis, and data storage.

We are committed to cultivating not only the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students but also in developing an inclusive culture that is vibrant, engaging and encouraging of innovation as well as intellectual debate. We believe creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace allows employees from all backgrounds and walks of life to achieve their fullest potential. We also believe an inclusive culture is one that accepts, values and views as strength the difference we all bring to the workplace.

5+ years of relevant work experience in a molecular biology or similar lab conducting flow cytometry experiments. Post-secondary education in the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering or similar can be applied toward experience requirements.

  • Experience with flow cytometry and cell sorting.
  • Demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service including patience with new researchers and ability to communicate complex, technical material verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently, be self-motivated, and have a willingness to learn and implement new techniques.