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Harvard University Research Assistant II Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

54348BRAuto req ID:54348BRJob 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:Master’s degree or several years of hands-on laboratory experience described in the job description section are preferred. Must possess strong oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and a high level of initiative and enthusiasm both in the success of research projects and lab organizational tasks. Ability to maintain careful records of experiments; meticulous work habits and a strong work ethic; possess strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills; demonstrated multi-tasking and trouble-shooting skills; can work independently as well as part of a team.Additional Information: This is a one-year term role with possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to support the position.

Offer contingent upon successful completion of pre-placement medical evaluation.

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

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 (

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! Department:ImmunologyPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:40 hours/week | Monday-FridayJob Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:The Huh laboratory at Harvard Medical School seeks a highly motivated individual to support research in immunology and neurobiology and assist with general lab organization. This individual will be responsible for lab administrative tasks (ordering, inventory, meeting vendors, updating IACUC and COMS protocols, organizing lab meetings and journal clubs) and lab safety activities. She/he will perform and assist with a wide range of highly sophisticated laboratory techniques in close collaboration with fellows and students. These include immunologic techniques (immune cell isolation and culture, assays of immune cell (T cell) function, cytokine ELISA assays, multiparameter flow cytometry), molecular biology procedures (PCR, RNA, and/or DNA preparation from tissues). Additionally, She/he will assist with animal colony management (setting up breeders, weaning pups, genotyping progeny). She/he will analyze and summarize data, organize it into lab notebooks, and report experimental results bi-weekly. This individual may independently troubleshoot and optimize experimental procedures.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.