Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

46381BRAuto req ID:46381BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant ISub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:01-Jul-2020Salary 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 coursework may count towards experience).Additional Qualifications:College degree, with some experience in basic molecular biology, tissue culture, animal handling, and microscopy preferred.

Good communication skills and ability to take direction as necessary are essential.

Small animal surgery, behavioral tests, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy will also be required.

Self-motivated, reliability, organized, detailed-oriented and good communication skills are required.

Experience in basic molecular biology, tissue culture and microscopy are preferred, but not required.

Additional Information:This position is grant-funded through July 1, 2020 with the strong possibility of renewal.

Offer contingent on successful completion of a 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:GeneticsPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:35 hours per week. Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm.Job Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:A laboratory at Harvard Medical School/HHMI studying the development and degeneration of the central nervous system, with an emphasis on the eye, seeks an experienced research technician for studies aimed towards ocular gene therapy.

Duties will include the breeding and maintenance of a mouse colony and injection of viruses into mice.

The ability to perform small animal surgery, behavioral tests, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy are preferred, but not essential.

Candidate will be required to collect, process, organize, and summarize project data. Assist in other experiments as needed.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.