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Harvard University Laboratory Technician in Cambridge, Massachusetts

62673BRAuto req ID:62673BRJob Code:403096 Laboratory Technician Department Office Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Laboratory TechnicianSub-Unit:Sciences Salary Grade ( :049Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers 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 funding.

In order to be considered for this position, a cover letter and resume must be submitted.

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.

MCB recognizes that the work of equity is always ongoing, and that there will always be room for improvement. We are looking for people to join our community who want to be part of that effort. We value the fundamental importance of a diverse community where everyone, regardless of background, ability, or identity, is appreciated for being themselves.

This is a 1 year term position with the possibility of renewal contingent upon funding and performance.

All formal written offers will be made by FAS HR.

We regret that we are unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position

Department:Molecular and Cellular BiologyPre-Employment Screening:Identity Schedule:35 hours per weekJob Function:Research Position Description:Responsibilities include:

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

  • Tissue handling, processing for immunofluorescence imaging

  • Molecular biological techniques, including DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, and cloning

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

  • Other duties as required

School/Unit:Faculty of Arts and Sciences 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.Working Conditions: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.

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.

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.Benefits:We invite you to visit Harvard’s Total Rewards website ( 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.

Work Format:Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)