Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

47383BRAuto req ID:47383BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant ISub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:College background and one year of related work experience (relevant coursework may count toward some, but not all, required work experience).Additional Qualifications:Demonstrated abilities in relevant laboratory techniques with one or more years of experience in the stated techniques preferred. A successful candidate will be responsible, focused, well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to work semi-independently and multi-task efficiently. May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment. May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials.Additional Information:Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.‚Äč

This is a 12-month term renewable position contingent on funding and work performance.

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. Department:HMS NeurobiologyPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:35 hrs. per week | Monday - FridayJob Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:The Ginty laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School is looking for an independent and highly motivated Research Assistant to assist in the study of somatosensory circuit development. This project utilizes mouse genetics, molecular biology, histological and behavioral approaches to understand how the sense of touch is developed and regulated.

This individual will work under the supervision of a postdoctoral fellow to help 1) maintain a mouse colony (mouse husbandry, including genotyping), 2) dissect mouse tissue and perform immunohistochemical experiments, 3) perform an array of behavioral experiments, and 4) acquire images and assist in analyses. The Research Assistant will be responsible for executing these experiments, accurately recording experimental details, and communicating effectively about his/her work progress.School/Unit:Harvard Medical School 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.