Research Assistant I - Lab

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Research Assistant I - Lab

Harvard Medical School

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Position Description

The Oyler-Yaniv lab at Harvard Medical School’s Department of Systems Biology is looking for a curious and motivated research assistant to support work on host-virus interactions. The lab is focused on developing a quantitative understanding of the mechanisms that allow an effective immune response while minimizing bystander tissue damage. A successful candidate will directly help to push these efforts by performing experiments with oversight from the lab’s PIs. Experiments will include, but are not limited to, cell culture and sterile technique, basic molecular biology, functional immune assays, ELISA, fluorescent time-lapse microscopy, and immunofluorescence. RAs will also be responsible for maintaining reagent stocks and inventories and for compiling basic experimental protocols for use in the lab. Further information about the lab is available on our lab website https://oylab.science
 

Basic Qualifications


  • College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in a related discipline.
  • At least one year related work experience (relevant course work may count towards experience).


Additional Qualifications and Skills


  • Bachelor’s degree with coursework and laboratory experience in biology, cell and molecular biology, or related disciplines preferred.
  • Must have strong communication skills and eagerness to learn.
  • Must have good organizational skills and be detail oriented.


Additional Information

This is a one-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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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

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  • 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


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Department

Systems Biology

Union

55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Time Status

Full-time

Pre-Employment Screening

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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