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Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

47675BRAuto req ID:47675BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant ISub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:College background and at least one year of related lab experience (relevant coursework may count toward experience.Additional Qualifications:Bachelor's degree preferred and excellent organizational skills.Additional Information: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:ImmunologyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:40 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday Job Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:The Research Assistant will belong to an exciting team analyzing the role of neuro-immune interactions in neurodegenerative disease. We specifically will be understanding how the microbiome and bacteria could be used to target neurons to slow neuronal death. Our lab is in the growing field of neuroimmunology.

The research assistant will carry out primary experiments working with mouse models of neurological disease. They will perform behavioral analysis and histological analysis, working closely with postdoctoral fellows in the lab. The RA will also help with management of the lab, undertaking ordering duties and helping with animal colony management.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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