Harvard University Research Assistant I in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Auto req ID 42658BR

Business Title Research Assistant I

School/Unit Harvard Medical School

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Location USA - MA - Boston

Job Function Research

Time Status Full-time

Schedule 40 hrs/wk, Monday-Friday

Department Microbiology and Immunobiology

Salary Grade 052

Union 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Duties & Responsibilities The Research Assistant will belong to a team analyzing the role of microbes and their interactions with neurons in the regulation of pain. Our lab works at the interface between microbiology, neurobiology, and immunology. The assistant will perform neurobehavioral tests to measure pain associated behaviors in mice, perform surgeries and treatments and mice. The assistant will be an important part in managing the lab’s general operation. The assistant's duties will include the management of animal colonies, ordering of lab supplies, orientation of new lab members, and conducting research and safety operations.

Basic Qualifications College background and 1 year of experience in a laboratory setting. Relevant coursework may count toward some, though not all, lab experience.

Additional Qualifications Bachelor’s degree preferred. We are seeking someone with some experience or knowledge in animal work. In addition, we are looking for a team player and excellent communicator, who will work closely with several other research scientists inside and outside the lab.

Additional Information This is a grant-funded position through September 30, 2018 with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding and work performance.Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.

Pre-Employment Screening Criminal


Appointment End Date 30-Sep-2018

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 or any other characteristic protected by law.