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Harvard University Reserach Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

52568BRAuto req ID:52568BRJob 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:

  • 1+ years of relevant experience is required; a combination of education and experience may be considered     

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree in a scientific or related field strongly preferred

  • College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in biological sciences, preferred

  • Experience with animal experiments preferred

  • Excellent communication skills are highly preferred

  • May be required to lift, move, and transport related laboratory equipment

  • May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials

Additional Information:

  • Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.

  • This position has a 90 day orientation and review (O&R) period. The O&R period will be waived for any internal Harvard employee transfers.

  • The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.


The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School’s mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here.

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:Molecular MetabolismPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentityJob Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Perform laboratory experiments utilizing specific and proscribed techniques and equipment

  • Process orders or invoices, or undertake other clerical and basic accounting duties under the direction of administrative personnel

  • Assist in animal related lab matters including maintaining animal protocols, complying with university regulations and best practices of animal experiments, and recording animal ordering/usage

  • Perform related lab maintenance such as maintaining and cleaning equipment and ordering supplies

  • Communicate and coordinate with various department and school administrative personnel on lab issues

  • As a member of a project team, may assist in the design of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols

  • Performs other duties as assigned

PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of 1 year from day of hire, with the possibility of extension.

PLEASE NOTE: The finalist will be required to pass an occupational health screening.

PLEASE NOTE: Until our return to campus and full operational status, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will take place in a modified manner – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and a combination of remote and on-site (on campus in Boston) lab work. During this time, the shifts are also likely to be irregular (potentially including weekends and off-hours) and may therefore require schedule flexibility.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.Job Summary:The Department of Molecular Metabolism (MET) at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (SPH) conducts pioneering research into the causes of underlying complex human disorders. Our studies aim to transform our understanding of wellness and disease and will help us develop novel approaches to address the major challenges to global public health. Learn more about MET and their research here: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/molecular-metabolism/

We are seeking a Research Assistant to support Dr. Nora Kory, a new faculty member at SPH. Learn more about Dr. Kory's research initiatives here: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/molecular-metabolism/welcoming-dr-nora-kory/

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