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Laboratory Technician

Company:
Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Category:
Laboratory and Research
Type:
Full-Time
Faculty of Arts and Sciences

66119BR

Job Summary

In the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University, we research and teach how the collective behavior of molecules and cells forms the basis of life. We are driven by a passion for discovery and value collaborative approaches to scientific inquiry, where connections between people fuel interdisciplinary science and break boundaries across varied experimental systems. Against a backdrop of cutting-edge biological research, we work as a team of educators and mentors to inspire and train the next generation of scientists and global citizens. The Ramanathan Lab is a biology research group interested in how human embryonic stem cells respond to signals to make developmental decisions. We are looking for an exceptionally motivated Laboratory Technician to join our team with experience in molecular biology and tissue culture. The individual will contribute to the intellectual development of a project, attend and present at lab meetings, and have opportunities to take part in publications. All previous technicians in the lab have been students who are taking a few years between undergraduate and graduate school, and then move on to MD or PhD programs.

Position Description

1. Culture, propagation and differentiation of various cell lines, including mouse and human pluripotent stem cells and HEK cells

2. Tissue handling, processing for immunofluorescence imaging

3. Molecular biological techniques, including DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, and cloning

4. Participation in general laboratory responsibilities, including ordering and organizing laboratory supplies and ensuring maintenance of equipment

5. Other duties as required

Basic Qualifications

High school graduate or equivalent. One year of laboratory experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Bachelors degree or equivalent required, preferably in biology, biochemistry, or a related field. Some lab experience (via courses, internships, etc.) required with skills in molecular biology and cell culture preferred.

Additional Information

This is a one- year term position with possibility of extension contingent on performance and funding. In order to be considered for this position, a cover letter and resume must be submitted. All formal written offers will be made by FAS HR.

At the core of the MCB department is a commitment to foster an environment in which all individuals have the opportunity to thrive. It is our shared responsibility to create an inclusive culture, where we support and respect each other as colleagues. We embrace a diverse range of perspectives, expertise, identities, experiences, talents, and abilities. By continually strengthening this foundation of investing in the well-being of our people, we enable our community's growth and pursuit of the creative and innovative approaches that underlie scientific excellence. 

We are unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position

Work Format Details
This position is based on-campus, in Massachusetts. This may include in-person during emergency situations (if applicable). Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. 

Benefits
We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website (https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards) to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Job Function
Research

Department Office Location
USA - MA - Cambridge

Job Code
403096 Laboratory Technician

Work Format
On-Site

Sub-Unit
Sciences

Salary Grade
049

Department
Molecular and Cellular Biology

Union
55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Time Status
Full-time

Pre-Employment Screening
Identity

Schedule
35 hours per week

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and 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.
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