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Research Assistant I Lab

Company:
Harvard University
Job Location:
Cambridge, 02138
Category:
Laboratory and Research
Type:
Full-Time
Harvard Medical School

66202BR

Position Description
Position open for an Immunogenomics Research Assistant at Harvard Medical School to join an exciting research lab investigating immunological tolerance, in relation with autoimmune disease and cancer. The Research Assistant will belong to a team analyzing the function of different genes in controlling immune responses and immunological tolerance. This involves innovative CRISPR screens for immunoregulatory genes and use several cutting-edge tools in immunology and genomics (gene editing, multi-parameter flow cytometry, single-cell RNAseq, ATACseq). Under specific direction, will participate in computational data analysis, in relation with bioinformaticians or immunologists in the lab, or in collaborating institutions in Boston. Will also participate generally in the lab's operation and management of equipment and supplies. We are looking for a team player, with strong organizational and multitasking abilities, who will work with several other research scientists in the lab.

Basic Qualifications
  • College degree or equivalent work experience, and familiarity with computer usage.
  • At least one-year related work experience in molecular biology or genomics (relevant laboratory coursework may count towards experience).
Additional Qualifications and Skills
BA/BS or Masters 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.

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

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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Work Format Details
This position is based primarily on-campus, in Massachusetts. This may include in-person during emergency situations (if applicable). Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. Certain visa types may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.

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 - Boston

Job Code
403108 Research Assistant I Lab

Work Format
On-Site

Sub-Unit
*

Salary Grade
052

Department
Immunology

Union
55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Time Status
Full-time

Pre-Employment Screening
Criminal, Education, Identity

Schedule
40 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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

https://hms.harvard.edu/about-hms/campus-culture/mission-community-values-diversity-statement


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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