Research Assistant I Lab

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7090077

Posted: December 3, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job-Specific Responsibilities

The Chiu Lab is looking for a Research Assistant to join the lab to conduct cutting-edge research in neuroimmunology. We are seeking a highly motivated individual for a full-time job in our laboratory. Prior laboratory experience is preferred, as well as good organizational skills and an eagerness to learn. It is increasingly clear that inflammation is a major driver of pathology in the brain during neurodegeneration. The work will entail detailed analysis of immune changes in mouse models of neurodegeneration such as for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) or Parkinson’s Disease. The research assistant will working closely with a team of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in the lab. The research assistant will also participate in lab management duties, including animal colony management, ordering of supplies and lab administration duties for the lab.

Basic Qualifications

College background and at least 1 year of research experience (relevant research in a university laboratory counts toward experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills

B.S. in Biology or Biochemistry or college background or equivalent work experience, preferably in a related discipline. Preference may be given to individuals with previous background in animal work, neuroscience or immunology.

Additional Information

This is a one-year term position from date of hire with possibility of extension, contingent on work performance and continued funding to support the position.

Offer contingent on successful completion of the pre-placement medical evaluation for working with animals.

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.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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