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Explore a Research Career at Harvard University
Harvard's commitment to excellence in research is unparalleled. Across our various faculties, leading researchers
collaborate to advance knowledge across an array of disciplines. Partnering with our world-class faculty and investigators
are a variety of research assistants, who share in our investigations.
The breadth of scientific research occurring at Harvard offers considerable opportunities for undergraduate
and graduate science majors within a number of areas. Individuals come to us with a variety of previous lab exposure -- a senior
thesis, summer internship or extensive independent study. Harvard offers excellent opportunities for individuals considering
future work in graduate or professional school.
Medical School is one of the world's preeminent
institutions in medical education and research. Opportunities
exist from working on the Gene Therapy Initiative, exploring
the frontier of chemical genetics, to studying the most
effective agents counteracting bioterrorism. Previous lab
experience with one or more of the following techniques
is preferred: reagents, media, PCR, electrophoresis, blotting,
tissue/cell culture, DNA, protein work in a biochemistry
or molecular biology environment.
of Molecular and Cellular Biology within the Faculty
of Arts and Sciences has approximately 30 faculty actively
engaged in innovative research, discovery and training in
modern biology. Our research covers a wide range of areas
including studies in Biophysics, Structural Biology, Molecular
Evolution and working in the Genomics Research Center. General
research techniques used here include: cloning, tissue/cell
culture, various molecular techniques, device fabrication,
microfabrication, lithography, tunneling or electron microscopy,
and mass spectrometry.
Harvard School of Public Health has approximately 362 faculty,
600 researchers and occasional instructors and approximately 800 staff
to provide administrative support. From advancing scientific discovery
to training national and international leaders, the School of Public Health
has been at the forefront of efforts to benefit the health of populations
worldwide. Join us on cutting edge investigations in areas that include
AIDS research, cardiovascular disease prevention and radiation science
and environmental health. General lab techniques as well as data management
and quantitative analysis skills are preferred.