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Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

52660BRAuto req ID:52660BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant I LabSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in biochemistry, cell biology, or a related discipline. At least one-year related work experience (relevant course work may count towards experience).Additional Qualifications and Skills:Familiarity with experimental design, buffer and reagent preparation, and basic protein biochemistry. Excellent organizational skills are essential, and a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline is preferred.Additional Information:This is a one-year term position from date of hire, contingent upon work performance and continued availability of funding to support the position.

Offer is contingent upon successful completion of the pre-placement medical evaluation.

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:

Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 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 complementary health services.

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

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Department:BCMPPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:35 hours/week | Monday-Friday Job Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:

The Kruse lab in the Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School seeks a research technician to perform routine laboratory experiments, including molecular biology and biochemistry experiments. Other responsibilities include assisting with more complex experiments, careful record-keeping, and assistance with overall lab organization and operations such as managing supply inventory.

Work in the Kruse lab centers on understanding mechanisms of signal transduction, including signaling of GPCRs and other membrane receptors, with the long-term goal of improving drug development. Experiments will include protein expression and cell culture, antibody and membrane protein purification, pharmacological assays, and may also include contributing to X-ray crystallography or other structure determination efforts. For more details regarding research in the Kruse lab, please see the lab website (

School/Unit:Harvard Medical School 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.