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Part-Time Research Assistant I | Harvard University Medical School - Military Veterans

at HERC - New England

Position Description We offer a unique opportunity to join a group focused on the neurobiology of aging and age-related neurodegenerative diseases. This individual will be joining a group with a collaborative team atmosphere offering expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, and mouse genetics. The position will entail both research technician responsibilities and lab administrative responsibilities. The research duties include hands-on activities at the bench, with some time spent working with Excel spreadsheets and DNA sequence data. Specific duties will include PCR genotyping (including in 96-well format); gel electrophoresis; sub-cloning using standard approaches; transformation of DNA intobacterial cells; preparation of plasmid DNA for sub-cloning, sequencing, and other uses (minipreps or maxipreps), and sequence analysis using standard software tools. Additional tasks might include maintenance of mousecolonies and cell culture. The Staff Assistant responsibilities will be primarily in support of the lab Principal Investigator and include coordinating with the Department/School/University administrative offices, gathering and maintaining administrative data, and assisting in preparation of research permissions using a variety of computer software applications. Additionally, the candidate will be expected to compose, proofread, edit, and prepare correspondence, reports, and other materials using word processing, spreadsheets, and/or databases. Will purchase all laboratory materials and supplies, collect and distribute all laboratory mail, assist in the payment and processing of all invoices, facilitate weekly laboratory meetings, and assist with general filing and copying duties for the Principle Investigator and other lab members. Contributes to laboratory goals by accomplishing additional duties as required. This is an excellent opportunity for those seeking exposure to cutting-edge molecular biology technologies and neurodegeneration research. Proficiency in Endnote referencing software is required. Basic Qualifications College background and one or more years of lab experience are required. Education beyond high school may count toward experience. Additional Qualifications and Skills BA/BS preferred. Experience in basic lab techniques is required. Must be able to prioritize work, manage multiple tasks, and follow through independently. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential in order to represent the department in a pleasant, diplomatic, and positive manner. Ability to handle sensitive, complex, and confidential information. Experience supporting faculty and staff within a fast-paced research office setting. Competency using a variety of computer software and internet applications including Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel), Endnote, and internet research search engines (ex. Pubmed). Experience with Harvard University Financial systems is helpful. Prior experience working within academic environments is helpful. Additional Information Please also note this is a part-time, 25 hours (.71 FTE) per week position. This 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. Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation. 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. The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position. Not ready to apply? Join our talent community to keep in touch and learn about future opportunities! Salary Grade: 052 Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values 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.

Columbus, OH

HERC - New England

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