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Harvard University Laboratory Technician in Cambridge, Massachusetts

61284BRAuto req ID:61284BRJob Code:403096 Laboratory Technician Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Laboratory TechnicianSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade (https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges) :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:

BS/BA in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience or related field is preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

At least one year of directly related, full-time experience in a research lab is strongly recommended. Extensive part-time research experience will also be considered. Prior experience with mammalian cell culture, especially stem cell and neuronal cultures, is strongly preferred. Excellent organizational and time management skills, as well as critical thinking skills and strong attention to detail are required. Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with all levels of staff and with external contacts in a fast-paced environment is required.

Additional Information:

This position is ideal for candidates interested in the burgeoning stem cell field and is a unique opportunity for interacting in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment and to be trained in a variety of experimental approaches. Direct training by postdocs in the lab will be provided.

The anticipated start date for this position is May 1, 2023.

This is a two year term position

Department:Stem Cell and Regenerative BiologyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:Monday-Friday, 9-5

Some holiday and weekend work may be required.

Job Function:Research Position Description:

Using established technical procedures, the Lab Technician will record results of experiments, prepare matter for analysis and diagnosis, and assist with performing molecular/phenotypic characterizations, and tissue histology, depending on time constraints and the needs of the lab. The Laboratory Technician will also assist with and perform other related duties and general laboratory tasks, depending on time constraints and the needs of the lab.

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.Working Conditions: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 (https://huhs.harvard.edu/covid-19-vaccine-requirement-faqs) . 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 (https://huhs.harvard.edu/covid-19-information#gsc.tab=0) .

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the PI and senior scientists, the Laboratory Technician will be responsible for the daily maintenance of human pluripotent stem cells and 3D cerebral organoids to study human cortical development and neurodevelopmental disorders in vitro.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

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