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Harvard University Research Assistant I Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

55814BRAuto req ID:55814BRJob Code:403108 Research Assistant I Lab Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Research Assistant I LabSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :052Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers 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 preferred. Must have good communication skills, organization, and be a team player.Additional Information: This is a 12-month term appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.

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

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

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 (

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

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Department:NeurobiologyPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, IdentitySchedule:​35 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pmJob Function:Research Job-Specific Responsibilities:

The Gu laboratory is focused on shedding light on the complex interplay between the nervous and vascular systems that enables proper neuronal function. Neuroimmune communication across the brain vasculature has the potential to link the peripheral immune system to the control of various CNS functions. To better understand how the brain vasculature responds during times of inflammation to shape CNS physiology, we utilize a wide range of in vivo and in vitro approaches. These include mouse genetics, molecular, biochemical, and cell biology techniques, and a variety of imaging strategies. The entry-level lab research assistant should be able to assist lab members with a wide range of basic molecular and cell biology experiments including cloning, immunohistology, viral expression, mouse genetics, ELISA, flow cytometry; and work collaboratively with members of the lab. This individual will have an opportunity to work on their own project. The ideal Research Assistant will be well organized, self-motivated, and demonstrate responsibility. While here, the individual will gain experience with the scientific method, experimental design, leadership, time management, and have the freedom to implement their own ideas to help to accelerate scientific projects.

School/Unit:Harvard Medical School 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.