Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

47376BRAuto req ID:47376BRJob 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 at least one year of related lab experience (relevant coursework may count toward experience). Demonstrated commitment to a current or past research project in microbiology and/or immunology.Additional Qualifications:Bachelor's degree preferred. Prior experience using molecular genetics to characterize bacterial genes that influence virulence - and/or - prior experience with infection or genotyping of mice. Strong organizational, interpersonal, and communications skills; demonstrated abilities in laboratory and sterile techniques; ability to take direction; ability to work as part of a team; ability to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment; ability to work with hazardous materials and handle animals.Additional Information:Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.

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:ImmunologyPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:40 hrs. per weekJob Function:Research Duties & Responsibilities:We are seeking a committed and motivated research assistant to join a group effort to study the adaptive immune response to intracellular bacterial pathogens. Activities include preparation of organisms within cultured cells, infection of mice and detection of organisms in infected animal tissues, maintenance of tissue culture lines, and perform general lab maintenance and related duties.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.