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Harvard University Undergraduate Curriculum Research Coordinator in Cambridge, Massachusetts

60398BRAuto req ID:60398BRJob Code:403112 Research Assistant II Lab Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Undergraduate Curriculum Research CoordinatorSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

College background in biology or related field. One to two years of lab experience (relevant course work may count toward experience). Demonstrated knowledge of lab techniques and calculations required.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

Bachelor's degree in biology or related field strongly preferred. General lab safety, hazardous waste and biohazard and blood-borne pathogen experience. Must be self-motivated with independent judgment and trouble-shooting skills, customer service oriented, and have strong oral and written communication skills. Must also be comfortable learning new lab skills.

Additional Information:

All formal offers will be made by FAS Human Resources

Department:Stem Cell and Regenerative BiologyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:35 hours, Monday - Friday, weekend flexibility may be required

Job Function:Research Position Description:

The Undergraduate Curriculum Research Coordinator reports to the Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies. Works as part of team in preparing undergraduate lab courses, although tasks may be performed independently and/or without direct supervision. Course subjects include developmental biology, molecular biology, microscopy, genetics, and cell biology. The position supports multiple courses at a time. Collaborates with curriculum and pedagogy managers, teaching assistants, and faculty to determine all necessary components for safe and effective lab instruction. Provides material and technical support for undergraduate experiments, including preparing chemical reagents, media, cultures, and consumables. Position requires the pre-running of lab procedures and/or development of new protocols under the supervision of course instructors or relevant members of the department education team. Sets up and helps maintain scientific equipment including microscopes, computers, and audio/visual tools. Provides technical assistance and instruction in the proper use of all equipment. Liaises with undergraduate laboratory teaching staff in the division. Maintains clean lab spaces and properly stores lab components and equipment. Purchases reagents and consumable supplies. Considers new equipment for student and/or teaching staff use and proposes ideas to the manager. Acts as the lab safety officer for lab classrooms. Provides animal husbandry where appropriate. Must attend safety meetings and stay up to date on all lab and work safety training.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of reagents, media, and cultures according to approved protocols.

  • Aid faculty and teaching fellows in the development and implementation of lab protocols for teaching purposes.

  • Transport of lab equipment and materials between lab classrooms and buildings.

  • Orders supplies for each course as needed as well as general lab/office supplies for Teaching Labs’ staff.

  • Performs regular lab maintenance and cleaning.

  • Maintains a history of lab protocols and equipment documentation.

  • Makes periodic reports of duties and status to supervisor.

  • Provides in-person support as needed during laboratory sections ranging from demonstration of lab protocols to safety training to instructional support.

  • Other duties as may be requested by lab instructors and performed with Manager’s approval.

Professional Development:

Opportunity to work with members of the department educational team on educational research projects.

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences 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.Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting using near vision use for reading and computer use for extended periods of time.

  • Lifting (approximately 10 to 20 pounds), bending, and other physical exertion.

  • At times, position requires repetitive motions.

  • May be required to lift and transport equipment between locations.

Working Conditions:

This position does not offer hybrid remote/in person work flexibility. There is an expectation that employees be able to work in person in Cambridge, MA.

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated (primary series) against COVID, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Information ( . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Job Summary:

The Undergraduate Curriculum Research Coordinator supports the development and implementation of labs for undergraduate instruction in the Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.