Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

45276BRAuto req ID:45276BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant I LabSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:31-Aug-2019Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:- 1+ years of experience required; a combination of education and experience may be consideredAdditional Qualifications:- Bachelors degree in science preferred

  • Basic laboratory skills and experience with data entry

  • Knowledge of ACCESS preferred

  • Proficiency and knowledge of MS platforms, including Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel required

  • Knowledge of ACCESS preferred

  • Attention to detail; strong communication skills and works well in a teamAdditional Information: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 complimentary health services.

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

Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!

Department:Environmental Health - Environmental, Occupational Medicine & EpidemiologyPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentityJob Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:The Environmental & Occupational Medicine & Epidemiology (EOME) Program in the Department of Environmental Health has an opening for a Laboratory Assistant. The EOME program seeks to investigate and prevent heath risks associated with environmental and occupational hazards by conducting original research and outstanding professional education. The ultimate goal of our research is to provide scientific basis for prudent and responsible decisions in environmental, occupational, and health standards, and to inform and inspire clinical and public health practice.

This particular lab within EOME focuses on assessment of biomarkers in health and disease, as well as gene-environment interactions. To learn more about the general research of the Cristiani Lab please click on the following link: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/david-christiani/.

The laboratory assistant will assist with:

  • Laboratory experiments according to prescribed procedures

  • Data entry, sample inventory and database maintenance

  • Cleaning and basic maintenance of lab equipment

ordering supplies and maintaining equipment inventory

  • Other duties as assigned

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of August 31, 2019.

PLEASE NOTE: Finalists will be required to complete an occupational health screening.

School/Unit:Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 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.