The Research Assistant will belong to the Chiu laboratory at Harvard Medical School. Neuroimmunology is a growing and exciting field. Our laboratory works at the interface of neuroscience, immunology, and microbiology. We are understanding how neuroimmune communication contributes to neurodegeneration, chronic pain, and host defense.
The research assistant will carry out experiments in animal models, working closely with postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in the lab. The primary component of the job will involve basic research on neuro-immunology. The research assistant will also participate in lab administration and animal colony management
This is a term position with funding through August 31, 2021 with possibility of extension dependent on funding.
Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation and identity check.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 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, $40 per class 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.
Salary Grade: 052
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
College background and at least 1 year of research experience (relevant research in a university laboratory counts toward experience).
Bachelor's degree, interest in basic science research and organizational skills.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: 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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 52181BR
About Harvard University Medical School
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