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Harvard University Research Assistant II Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

52661BRAuto req ID:52661BRJob Code:403112 Research Assistant II Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant II LabSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:053Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in a related disciplineAdditional Qualifications and Skills:Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years of laboratory experience preferred. Must possess strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and high level of initiative and enthusiasm both in the success of research projects as well as in lab organizational tasks. Ability to maintain careful records of experiments; meticulous work habits; possess strong organizational, analytical and communication skills; demonstrated multi-tasking and trouble-shooting skills; has the ability to work independently as well as part of a team.Additional Information:This is a one-year term position from date of hire, contingent upon work performance and continued funding for the position.

Offer contingent upon successful completion of the 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:35 hours/week | Monday-Friday | 9:00am to 5:00pmJob Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:The Jackson laboratory at Harvard Medical School seeks a highly motivated individual to support research in immunology and gene targeting, as well as to assist with general lab organization. This individual will be responsible for general lab maintenance tasks (aliquoting, buffer preparation, autoclaving), lab administrative tasks (ordering, inventory, meeting vendors) and lab safety activities. Additionally, they will assist with animal colony management (setting up breeders, weaning pups, genotyping progeny). They will independently perform and/or assist with a wide range of highly sophisticated laboratory techniques, working closely with fellows and students to analyze the functions of immunoregulatory pathways. This includes immunologic techniques (immune cell isolation, assays of neuronal and myeloid cell function, cytokine ELISA assays, multiparameter flow cytometry), molecular biology procedures (PCR, RNA and/or DNA preparation from tissues, and RNASeq, both bulk and single cell protocols). They will analyze and summarize data, organize into lab notebooks, and report experimental results weekly. This individual may independently troubleshoot and optimize techniques.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.