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Harvard University Research Core Scientist II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

59395BRAuto req ID:59395BRJob Code:399057 Technical, Other Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research Core Scientist II; Mass SpectrometristSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :057Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related field with 5+ years of relevant work experience .

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills

  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service including patience with new researchers

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills including the ability to convey complex, technical information to researchers of all levels

  • Ability to learn and implement new techniques and instrumentation

  • Ability to work independently

Additional Information:

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.

All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.

We regret that Harvard University is unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship for this position.

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.

  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

Department:FAS Science Diviision - HCMSPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:35 hours per weekJob Function:Technical Position Description:

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Evaluate and process incoming proteomics samples. Consult with researchers to understand the aims of their project and determine which workflows are necessary to address the desired questions.

  • Analyze data using Proteomics software and generate reports for researchers.

  • Communicate results to researchers with a highly variable proteomics/mass spectrometry knowledge base.

  • Prepare complex biological materials for mass spectroscopic analysis using a wide range of protocols and techniques including digestion, deglycosylation, lysis, precipitation, and TMT labeling.

  • Maintain, calibrate, monitor instrument performance, and run samples on mass spectrometers.

  • Manage LIMS (laboratory information management system), assist researchers with project submission, track project status, and prepare complex, multi-stage, project invoices.

  • Manage instrument service contracts, supplies/reagent inventory, and consumables ordering to ensure the core is properly stocked at all times.

  • Other duties as assigned.

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences EEO Statement: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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Working Conditions:

  • Laboratory Setting. This position may work in the proximity of biological, chemical, radiological, and other hazards.

  • This is an on-campus position.

  • COVID Vaccine Policy: The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements ( . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Job Summary:

The Harvard Center for Mass Spectrometry seeks a Research Core Scientist II - Mass Spectrometrist. The successful candidate will work in the laboratory preparing samples for proteomics analysis, running them by mass spectrometry, analyzing the data, and preparing reports. They will also perform basic troubleshooting of instruments. This position involves working closely with a highly diverse group of scientists and researchers across the University. The Mass Spectrometrist will report to the Senior Director of the Harvard Center for Mass Spectrometry.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.