Harvard University Research Assistant III Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

45521BRAuto req ID:45521BRJob Code:403116 Research Assistant III Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Animal Care RA IIISub-Unit:Wyss Institute Salary Grade:054Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:College background in Biological or Life Science is required. At least 3 or more years of hands on experience with animal models and surgical techniques is a must.Additional Qualifications:BS preferred. Excellent organizational skills and a demonstrated ability to work independently or with minimum supervision on multiple projects across various therapeutic areas are required. The candidate should be highly motivated, detail-oriented, organized, and able to take initiative. Ability to work well independently and to collaborate with a multidisciplinary group is essential. Good communication skills are important. M.S. in any Biological or Life Science preferred. AALAS certification is preferred. Breeding colony experience would be preferred. Pharmaceutical or other industrial research experience and familiarity with IACUC protocol operations are preferred. Knowledge of working in a regulatory environment (GLPs, SOPs) is preferred. Must be able to lift 50 pounds maximum, with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 15-30 pounds, and push and pull heavy equipment. Must be able to walk or stand for a full 8-hour shift and be able to perform repetitive motions over extended periods of time. Must be able to perform in an environment with exposure to animals, animal dander, animal byproducts, and bedding materials for prolonged periods of time.Additional Information:Additional Information: Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.PLEASE NOTE: This position is a term position for two years.Department:Wyss InstitutePre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:Monday-Friday 9am-5pmJob Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:The mission of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is to transform human healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds. Developed as an alliance between Harvard and other premier academic and clinical partner institutions, Institute faculty and staff collaborate in high-risk, fundamental research and science-driven technology development. A major focus of the Institute is to translate the technologies developed by its faculty and staff into commercial products and therapies through collaborations with clinical investigators and establishment of corporate alliances. For more information, visit: http://wyss.harvard.edu/. Reporting to the Operations Director at the Wyss Institute, the Research Assistant will work on research projects involving rodent survival surgery, inoculations, and post-operative care as directed. He/she will be responsible for overseeing study animals, daily rounds and observations to check animal health status; conduct training of scientists and the technical staff in experimental models, development of protocols and techniques at the animal facility; performing and documenting experimental observations in variety of laboratory animal species. The successful candidate will execute in vivo studies requiring in-vivo bio-imaging and data analysis; provide technical support for the development of new animal models and experimental procedures; assist in preparation of Protocol Applications to IACUC; follow standard operating procedures and maintain records to comply with regulatory requirements; maintain accurate records and documentation; manage animal laboratory by maintaining necessary supplies and equipment and interfacing with veterinary staff and research scientists; participate in additional research and development activities as determined by Wyss Institute technical staff and researchers. 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.