Research Assistant I

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7241230 (Ref:hh-65641BR)

Posted: May 2, 2024

Job Description

Position Description
We are seeking highly motivated recent college graduates who are interested in pursuing neuroscience research as Research Assistant I. The researcher will participate in research aimed at understanding the development and function of the nervous system using experimental and computational approaches.

Research Assistants will be a part of the PiNBAC program. The Harvard Program in Neuroscience Post-Baccalaureate (PiNBAC) program is a training program for recent college graduates interested in applying to PhD programs in the neurosciences. Launched in 2020, PiNBAC offers longitudinal science curriculum, individualized professional development, and assistance in graduate applications. The overall mission of PiNBAC is to prepare talented trainees from underrepresented populations in STEM to successfully continue their training in graduate school.

This intensive hands-on research experience is supplemented by curricular activities to enhance research training, additional mentorship, and community-building activities.

Research relates to work in the following areas:
  • Immunohistochemical work on nervous tissue
  • Working with animal husbandry to maintain appropriate stocks and perform experiments in specific genetic backgrounds
  • Perform molecular biology experiments to test the genotype and background of animals
  • Perform imaging studies of various tissues to determine the cellular identity and localization of genes/proteins of interest
  • Perform behavioral studies in animal models
Participation in curriculum includes attendance of dedicated meetings and advisory meetings.
Basic Qualifications
College background and 1+ years of relevant experience.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
Bachelor's degree strongly preferred.
Additional Information
This is a two-year term position from the date of hire, with the possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to support the position. 

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:#7241230 (Ref:hh-65641BR)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
United States
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