Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
An exciting opportunity exists to join a laboratory at Harvard Medical School as a Research Technician, investigating the role of microglia in the brain, in particular, the mechanisms through which these cells respond to injury, inflammation or infection in the brain.
Operate and maintain custom built 2-photon microscope
Contribute to lab organizational matters: ordering supplies and maintaining stocks
Develop and execute In-Situ Hybridization (ISH) procedures in fixed brain tissue
Conduct stereotactic surgeries on mice
Perform immunohistochemistry and image tissue samples
Manage a multi-line mouse colony. Includes breeding, culling and genotyping animals and maintaining a database.
Perform molecular biology experiments including PCR and cloning of DNA constructs
Analyzing data using software such as Matlab and ImageJ
This is a 12-month term position, with renewal contingent on funding and work performance. Interested applicants must provide a cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference. No phone calls, please.
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.
Salary Grade: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
College background and at least one year of related lab experience (relevant coursework may count toward experience).
Bachelor's degree in life sciences preferred.
Previous experience with molecular biology techniques including PCR. Be curious about our neuroscience research goals and interested in further learning about the field.
Previous experience with animal husbandry and genotyping and basic genetics.
Previous experience handling mice.
Strong communication, organization, and record-keeping skills.
Familiarity with software such as Excel, Matlab, ImageJ or FIJI. Comfortable working collaboratively using Google sheets.
Able to schedule own time to accomplish multiple experiments within a single day.
Demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.
Capable of carefully following standard operating procedures and accurately making notations when deviations occur.
Able to work independently and troubleshoot basic problems.
Be a team player able to interact effectively with a large group and work independently with little supervision.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50042BR
About Harvard University Medical School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.