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Research Assistant I
Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Date Posted 06/22/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

This position is part of a group of scientists in Dr. Lee Rubin's laboratory who are using in vivo and in vitro models to study neurodegeneration and aging and to identify potential therapeutics that prevent or reverse cognitive decline. This position will assist postdoctoral fellow(s) and perform projects to characterize the effects of therapeutic agents on aging mice brains. Cell culture studies will also be carried out to assess the effects of those agents.

Under direction, research assistant will carry out standard laboratory protocols (for example, mouse behavioral assays, human neuronal cell cultures, histology, and standard molecular and cell biological techniques), collect and record experimental data, analyze results, and perform general laboratory support tasks.

Research assistant is also expected to attend and actively participate in laboratory and research team meetings.

This is a two- year grant funded term position with the possibility of extension based on availability of continued funding and satisfactory performance.

May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment. Required to work with a variety of hazardous materials under approved safety protocols. May be required to work with and handle animals.

The Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology and the FAS are committed to cultivating not only the diversity of our faculty, staff, and students but also in developing an inclusive culture that is vibrant, engaging and encouraging of innovation as well as intellectual debate. We believe creating and maintaining an inclusive workplace allows employees from all backgrounds and walks of life to achieve their fullest potential. We also believe an inclusive culture is one that accepts, values and views as strength the difference we all bring to the workplace. We encourage our community members to participate in our FAS Diversity Dialogues.

Salary Grade: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

College background in Biology, Chemistry, or other science-related field and one year directly related experience that includes tissue culture or mouse work in a research setting.

BA/BS preferred.

Demonstrated abilities in basic laboratory techniques (cell culture, cell biology, histology, handling/breeding mice) helpful, but not required. Experience with mouse disease models is highly desirable. Must be familiar with the operation of standard lab equipment and with lab safety and biosafety procedures. Ability to work independently, proficiency with web-based applications, databases and excellent organizational, and time management skills are essential for this role. Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and ability to work in a collaborative team environment are required.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Internal Number: 54433BR
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