Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT are hiring a Research Assistant, to work in the laboratories of Professor Michael Greenberg (HMS) and Professor Guoping Feng (MIT). Professors Greenberg and Feng are leading a collaborative effort to develop animal models to study the role of neuronal activity in human brain evolution. The Research Assistant will primarily be responsible for: (1) Collecting behavioral and electrophysiological data from animals alongside researchers (2) Organizing and annotating the collected data (3) Manually annotating datasets to assist in training neural networks used for analysis (4) Monitoring anesthesia during surgical procedures (5) Carrying out molecular biology work related to the characterization of the animals. The individual will be trained in all of these tasks. The individual will also be participating in the daily care of animals, general experimental support, coordination of schedules between researchers/veterinarians/staff, surgery tool preparation/sterilization/cleanup, and data organization. Candidates should have a flexible schedule, as this job will sometimes require working on weekends.
Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.
This is a 12-month term appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding. 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
One year of related research experience. A bachelor's degree may count towards experience.
A bachelor's degree in animal sciences, biology, neuroscience, computer science, or a related field. Prior lab research experience is required, and experience working with animals is highly desirable. The successful candidate must have excellent organizational and communication skills, exhibit initiative and strong attention to detail, and be capable of flexibility in a fast-paced environment.
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: 52265BR
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