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Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

53949BRAuto req ID:53949BRJob 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 a related discipline (at least one year related work experience - relevant course work may count towards experience).Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field preferred. Minimum 1-year experience in a research laboratory setting strongly preferred.

  • Willing to make a two-year commitment dependent on renewal of position after 1-year term.

  • Experience in one or more of the following is preferred: mouse handling, cell culture, microscopy. -Highly motivated, good work ethic, and able to work independently and as a team.

  • Follow protocols with attention to detail.

  • Produce accurate and high-quality work.

  • Think creatively to solve problems.

  • Excellent skills in communication, organization, and time management.

Additional Information: This is a one-year term position with strong potential for renewal.

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

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture ( of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values (

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 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, incredibly affordable classes directly 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.

Not ready to apply? Join our Talent community to keep in touch and learn about future opportunities! Department:Cell BiologyPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:‚Äč35 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pmJob Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:The Brugge lab has a long-standing interest in studying breast cancer using innovative techniques, with the ultimate goal to help improve treatment strategies for patients. We are looking for a highly motivated research assistant to join our team. As a research assistant, you will be working on projects that investigate the mechanisms of breast cancer initiation and progression using advanced mouse models and organoid culture systems, under direct supervision and mentorship of a senior postdoctoral fellow. Former technicians in the lab have successfully moved on to MD and/or Ph.D. programs as well as industry positions.

Responsibilities will be:

  • Flow cytometry and FACS cell sorting

  • Mouse husbandry, genotyping, tumorigenesis experiments, dissection

  • Cell and organoid cultures derived from mouse models and human samples

  • Cell and tissue immunostaining, microscopy, image analysis

  • Molecular biology, e.g. plasmid cloning, gene expression and knockdown, qRT-PCR, western blots

  • Maintaining accurate and detailed record of experimental results

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.