Research Assistant I Lab
Job posting number: #7081691
Posted: July 28, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJob-Specific Responsibilities
This position will assist with the technical aspects of studies and experiments in a neurophysiology lab that works with large research animals.
Job responsibilities include:
Assists with research studies, experiments, and assays including collection of data, preparation of solutions, and set-up and maintenance of equipment.
Assists with behavioral assays that include daily training/experimental sessions that typically last 2-4 hours and require use of computer software (both on UNIX and Windows Platforms).
Computer programming skills are not necessary.
Performs routine care of the animals. This includes daily observation, water/food/behavior record keeping, and other tasks. Animal health records must be maintained in accordance with USDA guidelines.
Assists with surgical procedures including pre-procedure preparation, assistance of staff with procedures, and proper cleaning and maintenance of equipment.
Assists with general lab organization. Keeping laboratory stocked with necessary supplies, maintaining records of equipment and supply ordering, organizing animal records, making solutions for sterilization, and complying with all regulations for the storage of laboratory chemicals and hazardous waste materials. This function also involves occasional cleaning of lab workspace.
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical, and radioactive hazards. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment. Must be able to provide standard care to research animals.
College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in a related discipline.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor’s degree with 1 year of experience in a laboratory or clinical setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated abilities in basic laboratory techniques helpful, but not required. Exposure to applicable computer technologies, including specific software applications, may be required. Appropriate communications skills are required.
Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.
Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.
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.
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.