Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
A laboratory at Harvard Medical School studying the development and degeneration of the central nervous system, with an emphasis on the eye, seeks an experienced research technician for studies aimed towards ocular gene therapy. Duties will include the breeding and maintenance of a mouse colony and injection of viruses into mice. The ability to perform small animal surgery, behavioral tests, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy are preferred, but not essential. The candidate will be required to collect, process, organize and summarize project data. Assist in other experiments as needed.
This is a one-year term position with strong potential for renewal.
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 or equivalent work experience, preferably in a related discipline. At least one year related work experience (relevant course work may count towards experience).
College degree, with some experience in basic molecular biology, tissue culture, animal handling, and microscopy preferred. Good communication skills and ability to take direction as necessary are essential. Small animal surgery, behavioral tests, immunohistochemistry, and microscopy will also be required. Self-motivated, reliability, organized, detailed-oriented and good communication skills are required. Experience in basic molecular biology, tissue culture, and microscopy are preferred, but not required.
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: 50595BR
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.