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Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

53924BRAuto req ID:53924BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research Assistant I LabSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

At least one year related work experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

College degree in a relevant field. Prior experience in a molecular neuroscience laboratory is strongly preferred.

Skills and Experience: Demonstrated abilities in laboratory techniques such as histology, fluorescence immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, and behavior analysis is required. Hands-on experience with rodents is also preferred. Exposure to applicable computer technologies, including specific software applications, may be required. Appropriate communications skills required

May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment. May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials. May be required to work with and handle animals.

Additional Information:

This is a 1 year term position with possibility of extension contingent on performance and funding availability.

MCB recognizes that the work of equity is always ongoing, and that there will always be room for improvement. We are looking for people to join our community who want to be part of that effort. We value the fundamental importance of a diverse community where everyone, regardless of background, ability, or identity, is appreciated for being themselves.

All formal written offers will be made by FAS HR.

Department:Molecular and Cellular BiologyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Job Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:

Typical Duties

  • Performs tissue collection, histology, fluorescent immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization experiments as well as other molecular studies to examine neuronal molecular expression;

  • Collects project data such as rodent behavioral experiments;

  • Under direction, processes, organizes and summarizes data, reporting experiment results using a variety of scientific, word processing, spreadsheet or statistical software applications or program platforms;

  • May occasionally instruct others in basic laboratory techniques;

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.Job Summary:

Seeking a highly motivated individual to perform a variety of laboratory research tasks to examine the molecular and cellular mechanisms associated with behavior control. May perform tasks related to the research project independently, but within specific guidelines and subject to review by supervisor or other research staff.