Open Academic Positions

Research Assistant II

Open Research Assistant position in Manning Lab, applications currently being accepted.

To apply visit https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs, navigate to the “Administrative/Staff Jobs” tab, and search for requisition 58293BR.

Job Summary

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with experience in molecular and cellular biology and/or mouse genetics to join our dynamic research team. The successful candidate will play an integral role in ongoing studies exploring how the PI3K-mTOR signaling network is altered in cancer, diabetes, and aging, and how targeting components of the signaling network might lead to new insights into how to treat or prevent these conditions. Research is particularly focused on how this signaling network is integrated with metabolic networks to control cell growth and systemic nutrient metabolism. Ongoing studies employ genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, and animal models combined with unbiased systems-level tools, including genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics.

For more information about Dr. Brendan Manning’s lab, please visit: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/brendan-manning/manning-lab/

The Research Assistant will be expected to be an integral part of the Manning lab team of researchers, actively participating in regular laboratory meetings, discussions, and publications. It is expected that they will contribute to the advancement of research projects central to the laboratory while at the same time advancing their research skills and development as a scientist. In addition to contributing to research endeavors, the appointee will also be responsible for maintaining daily operations of the lab:  ordering of supplies and monitoring lab spending, maintaining laboratory equipment, maintaining laboratory collections (e.g., mouse models, cell lines, antibodies, plasmids) and databases, updating IACUC and COMS protocols, overseeing compliance issues, designating lab duties for personnel, and onboarding/training of new personnel in standard laboratory practices and safety procedures. The Research Assistant will hold an integral role within the lab – not only taking on the administrative duties involved in maintaining the lab but also supporting and participating in the science.  We’re targeting someone highly organized, with excellent communication skills and a keen eye for detail.  This is an opportunity to have a tremendous impact on the running of a lab – ensuring a positive and encouraging work environment that fosters a strong and cohesive team.