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Research Assistant I | Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences - Military Veterans

at HERC - New England

Job Summary In the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University, we research and teach how the collective behavior of molecules and cells forms the basis of life. We are driven by a passion for discovery and value collaborative approaches to scientific inquiry, where connections between people fuel interdisciplinary science and break boundaries across varied experimental systems. Against a backdrop of cutting-edge biological research, we work as a team of educators and mentors to inspire and train the next generation of scientists and global citizens. The successful candidate (s) will perform tasks related to the research project independently while under the guidance and mentorship of the supervisor. Position Description We are seeking a highly motivated individuals to provide comprehensive experimental and administrative support for projects related to research aimed at the interface between cell biology and neuroscience applying cellular/molecular techniques to elucidate complex neural systems. The projects in our group will provide the opportunity to gain experience with various interdisciplinary techniques with mouse or human subjects. The candidate will become an integral member of the team, providing experimental support, performing independent experiments, and training undergraduate and graduate students and post-docs in the lab. Applicants with a background in life science and/or neuroscience discipline training and education will be considered. The primary responsibilities of this position are as follows: Primary Duties and Responsibilities: A minimum of a two-year commitment. Excellent rodent handling skills are essential. Some experience with mouse phenotyping, genotyping, and behavioral testing is preferred, although all necessary techniques will be taught. Maintain animal colony, equipment, lab area, supplies, records of results and methodologies in a log of work performed neatly and professionally. Process orders for supplies and animals to include invoices, and/or other clerical and simple duties under the direction of administrative personnel. Attend courses in safety procedures for handling, storage, and disposal of biohazardous, flammable, corrosive, and toxic materials. Carry out all laboratory activities in compliance with applicable regulations and protocols. Conduct literature searches and reviews, compile journal information, and suggest uses for new techniques to the P.I. Attend courses, lectures, and conferences to further knowledge of research and laboratory techniques, consulting with other researchers and technicians to exchange information. Contribute to the team within and between departments and organizations. Basic Qualifications College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in a life science (neuroscience) discipline. Additional Qualifications and Skills B.S./B.A. degree in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, neuroscience or a related field. Background training and knowledge of molecular biology and/or neuroscience. Strong interpersonal skills, in addition to the ability to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team. Must be well-organized with attention to detail, both experimentally and with communication. Must be self-motivated with excellent time-management, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Working Conditions This position does not offer hybrid remote/in person work flexibility. There is an expectation that employees be able to work in person in Cambridge, MA. 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 . Additional Information This is a two- year term position with possibility of extension contingent on performance and funding. In order to be considered for this position, a cover letter and resume must be submitted. All formal written offers will be made by FAS HR. At the core of the MCB department is a commitment to foster an environment in which all individuals have the opportunity to thrive. It is our shared responsibility to create an inclusive culture, where we support and respect each other as colleagues. We embrace a diverse range of perspectives, expertise, identities, experiences, talents, and abilities. By continually strengthening this foundation of investing in the well-being of our people, we enable our community's growth and pursuit of the creative and innovative approaches that underlie scientific excellence. 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. Salary Grade: 052 Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers 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. 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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