The Devlin lab in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School seeks a research technician to perform routine laboratory experiments, including biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, and potentially organic chemistry experiments. Other responsibilities include assisting with more complex experiments, including experiments with germ-free mice, careful record keeping, assisting with overall lab organization and operations such as ordering supplies, scheduling group meetings, and ensuring compliance with safety regulations.
The goal of the Devlin lab is to investigate and control metabolites produced by human-associated bacteria (i.e., the human microbiome). We seek to understand how these molecules affect bacteria-bacteria and bacteria-host interactions in both healthy and diseased states. The lab leverages expertise from different fields, including synthetic organic chemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, analytical chemistry, and bioinformatics. Experiments and techniques will include protein purification and enzyme characterization, bacterial culturing, molecular cloning and PCR, pharmacological assays, and may also include mouse work, chemical reactions, and compound purification and characterization using analytical chemistry (HPLC, GCMS, NMR, etc). For more details regarding research in the Devlin lab, please see the lab website (devlin.hms.harvard.edu).
Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.
Salary Grade: 052
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College coursework or equivalent work experience in chemistry, biological sciences, biochemistry, cell biology, or a related discipline. One year of related lab experience (relevant coursework may count toward experience).
Research experience, such as prior work in a research laboratory, is preferred.
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.
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