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Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

51623BRAuto req ID:51623BRJob 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. At least one year related work experience (relevant course work may count towards experience).Additional Qualifications:Previous experience in mouse husbandry and/or cellular and molecular biology preferred. Excellent organizational skills are mandatory. Intent for a longer-term commitment preferred.Additional Information:This is a 12-month term appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.

Offer contingent upon 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:NeurobiologyPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:‚Äč35 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Job Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:Our laboratory seeks to understand the mechanisms of the release and signaling of neurotransmitters. We use a variety of approaches including genetic, molecular, electrophysiological, imaging and behavioral techniques. We are looking for a laboratory technician to assist with a variety of tasks, including but not limited to basic molecular and cell biology techniques (plasmid DNA preparation, PCR, cloning, tissue culture, tissue collection from mutant animals, etc.), preparing solutions and stocks, ordering supplies, and working with post-docs and/or students for maintaining our mutant mouse strains. The person we are looking for should be well organized, motivated, and a responsible team member.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.

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