Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
We are seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for a full-time research technician position in our laboratory. Prior laboratory experience is preferred, as well as good organizational skills and an eagerness to learn. The position requires handling of laboratory mice on a regular basis, so please consider allergies or aversion to working with and sacrificing mice prior to applying. Responsibilities include: -regular handling of laboratory mice and collection of samples (e.g. blood, feces) Processing, storing and organizing biological samples -maintaining equipment and supplies for the laboratory (including restocking/ordering of common supplies and reagents and other organizational tasks) -Immunological assays, e.g. ELISA and ELISPOT -handling, growing, plating and counting bacterial colonies -sectioning of frozen tissue specimens, immunohistochemistry and imaging -dissection, processing and flow cytometry of relevant tissue samples -attending and participating in lab meetings, journal clubs, and other group-oriented work
This is a grant-funded position through August 31, 2022 with the strong possibility of extension, contingent on work performance and continued funding for the position.
Offer contingent upon successful completion of pre-placement medical evaluation.
Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.
Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 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, incredibly affordable classes directly 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.
At least one year related work experience (relevant course work may count towards experience).
Demonstrated abilities in basic laboratory techniques helpful, but not required. Exposure to applicable computer technologies, including specific software applications, may be required. Appropriate communications skills required. B.S. in Biology or Biochemistry or college background or equivalent work experience, preferably in a related discipline. Previous experience with handling of laboratory mice. Strong communication, organization and record keeping skills. Must 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: 54331BR
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.