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Harvard University Laboratory Technician II in Cambridge, Massachusetts

55906BRAuto req ID:55906BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Laboratory Technician IISub-Unit:Office of the President and Provost Salary Grade ( :052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in a related discipline. Related work experience (relevant course work may count towards experience) is preferred.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Comfortable handling biological specimens

  • Experience working in a team environment

  • Strong data entry skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Skilled in balancing multiple job duties and priorities in a busy work environment; Able to perform and complete assigned tasks to meet laboratory needs

  • Appropriate communications skills are required.

  • Ability to maintain confidential information

  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Additional Information:

This position is located on-site in Cambridge. This is a fully benefits-eligible position. We are hiring for a number of openings for each position. Note positions have various shifts – daytime and evening shifts. Rotational weekend shifts may be required. The positions are for a 12-month term, with the possibility of renewal. As business needs change, the hours/days of work may change. There may also be an additional need to work overtime and/or weekends.

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Department:HUCLPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:Full time. 40 hours per week. Job Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:

Job Description:

This is an exciting opportunity to work in a COVID-19 testing laboratory and support Harvard University’s initiative to expand COVID clinical testing capabilities. Under the supervision of the Lab Supervisor, Laboratory Technician, II performs routine processing and assists with testing.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform specimen handling and processing according to the laboratory’s standard operating procedures.

  • Operate laboratory instrumentation and prepare reagents under the supervision of a medical technologist.

  • Perform and document appropriate quality control, instrument preventative maintenance, and function checks.

  • Follow the laboratory’s procedures when the laboratory’s test systems are not within established acceptable levels of performance. Document corrective actions based on laboratory guidelines.

  • Follow the laboratory’s safety protocols in adherence to all applicable regulatory requirements.

  • Perform other duties as directed by the manager.

School/Unit:University Administration 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.