Research Assistant I

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7146520 (Ref:hh-62490BR)

Posted: May 23, 2023

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 and motivated Research Assistant to assist in the study of nervous system development and function.

This individual will work under the supervision of a graduate student or post-doc to regularly
1) Handle mice and mouse tissue
2) Dissect and process tissue including confocal microscopy
3) Assess hearing in mice using physiological assays
4) Perform image and data analysis

The Research Assistant will have opportunities to learn and engage in scientific training. In addition to benchwork, the Research Assistant will support the daily activities of the laboratory by managing ordering and billing, ensuring safe practices in the workplace, and overseeing other aspects of lab management as requested by the P.I. 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
  • A successful candidate will be responsible, focused, well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to work semi-independently and multi-task efficiently.
  • Familiarity with R, Python, and/or Imaris plus a strong working knowledge of molecular genetics and some experience with dissections preferred.
  • May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment. May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials.
Additional Information
This is a 12-month term appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.

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

This is an in-person position based on our campus in Boston. 

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

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

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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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.

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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Job posting number:#7146520 (Ref:hh-62490BR)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
United States
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