Research Assistant I Lab

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7100909

Posted: May 26, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

The Goodrich laboratory ( in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School is looking for an independent, flexible, and motivated Research Assistant. Working under the supervision of the lab manager and relevant research personnel, this individual will 1) section embryonic tissue, 2) stain sectioned tissue for protein or RNA expression, 3) image stained tissues at the microscope, 4) assist with image analysis, 5) help manage mouse colony, and 6) assist with general tasks such as making solutions, placing and managing orders, and helping to maintain lab inventories. The Research Assistant will be responsible for accurately recording experimental details and communicating effectively about work progress.

Basic Qualifications

College background and one year of related work experience (relevant course work may count toward some, but not all, required work experience).

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Demonstrated abilities in relevant laboratory techniques with one or more years of experience in the stated techniques preferred. A successful candidate will be responsible, focused, well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to work semi-independently and multi-task efficiently. May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials.

Additional Information

This is a one-year term position contingent on work performance and continued funding to support the position.

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

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

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.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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