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Harvard University Laboratory Technician in Cambridge, Massachusetts

53747BRAuto req ID:53747BRJob Code:403096 Laboratory Technician Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Laboratory TechnicianSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :049Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:

Experience with basic biological laboratory techniques is required.

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

Excellent communication, organization, and time management skills.

High level of initiative and motivation; ability to work independently and with a team.

Attention to detail, especially in regard to working with animals and executing experimental protocols.

Ability to think creatively to solve problems.

Experience in one or more of the following is preferred: surgical techniques, molecular biology, tissue processing, and/or microscopy

Additional Information:

This is a grant-funded two-year term position with the possibility of extension based on satisfactory performance and the continued availability of funding.

May be required to work with and handle lab-based animals

May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment.

May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials.

We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community.

The Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and the FAS are committed to cultivating not only the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students but also in developing an inclusive culture that is vibrant, engaging and encouraging of innovation as well as intellectual debate. We believe creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace allows employees from all backgrounds and walks of life to achieve their fullest potential. We also believe an inclusive culture is one that accepts, values and views as strength the difference we all bring to the workplace. We encourage our community members to participate in our FAS Diversity Dialogues.

Department:Stem Cell and Regenerative BiologyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:Monday thru Friday 9 to 5Job Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator and senior lab personnel, the laboratory technician will support research activities in one or more of the following areas: mouse genetics and husbandry; neuronal microsurgery, postoperative care, and behavior; tissue processing, CLARITY, microscopy and image analysis; molecular biology, including cloning and CRISPR gene editing.


Working within specific guidelines and under specific direction from supervisors and other research staff, Research Assistant will:

  • Perform laboratory experiments using developed approaches. Assist in the design of laboratory experiments, techniques, protocols, and new approaches;

  • In coordination with senior lab personnel, maintain and genotype mouse lines, perform neuronal microsurgeries, postoperative care, tissue processing and imaging;

  • Analyze experimental data, and troubleshoot experimental protocols to ensure successful and timely project completion;

  • Document, compile, and assist with interpreting experimental data. Report data to supervisor and team;

  • Process, organize, and summarize data using scientific, word processing, statistical software applications, and the Adobe creative package;

  • Participate in weekly lab meetings and journal clubs;

  • Instruct and assist other staff and students in basic laboratory techniques including standard molecular biology techniques, cell culture techniques, microscopy, and/or animal care;

  • Perform related lab duties such as maintaining and cleaning equipment, preparing common stock solutions, maintaining the animal colony, assisting in the acquisition of animals, and ordering supplies.

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences 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.Job Summary:

The Macklis Lab is directed toward (1) understanding molecular controls and mechanisms over neuron sub-type development, diversity, axon guidance-circuit formation, and degeneration in the cerebral cortex and (2) applying developmental controls toward both brain and spinal cord regeneration and directed differentiation for in vitro therapeutic and mechanistic screening.