Lab Technician I
Harvard Medical School
Job posting number: #7127841 (Ref:hh-61699BR)
Posted: March 12, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Huh laboratory at Harvard Medical School seeks a highly motivated individual to support research in immunology and neurobiology. The Research Assistant will belong to teams identifying immune cell function in the context of diverse neurological disorder (e.g. Alzheimer’s Disease and Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and Lyme disease. The assistant will have an important part in managing the lab’s general operations and will work closely with the laboratory manager and several senior researchers in the laboratory. This includes immunologic techniques (immune cell isolation and culture, assays of immune cell function, cytokine ELISA assays), molecular biology procedures (PCR, RNA ,and/or DNA preparation from tissues), mouse behavior assay (such as Morris water maze, novel object recognition test, novelty Y maze, fear conditioning test), rotarod, grip strength test, and wire hanging test).) and bacterial cultures. Additionally, they will assist with animal colony management (setting up breeders, weaning pups, and genotyping progeny). They will analyze and summarize data, organize it into lab notebooks, and report experimental results bi-weekly. This individual may independently troubleshoot and optimize techniques.
Basic QualificationsBachelor's Degree and a minimum of 1-year laboratory research experience.
Additional Qualifications and SkillsStrong analytical abilities and good team working skills are preferred.
Additional InformationThis is a one-year term position from the date of hire, with the possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to support the position.
This is an in-person position based on our campus in Boston.
Harvard University continues to place the highest priority on the health, safety and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, and students, as well as the wider community. Please note that all new employees will be required to provide confirmation of primary series COVID-19 vaccination upon hire, as detailed on our COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Webpage. Harvard University Health Services employees and other health care individuals are also required to be up to date on vaccination as described by the CDC. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. Additional information regarding this requirement, exemptions, verification of vaccination status, and other related policies and resources may be found on the University’s COVID-19 Information Website.
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.
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