Research Assistant I Lab

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Boston, MASSACHUSETTS

The Fishell Laboratory in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School is looking for an independent, experienced and highly motivated Research Assistant to assist in the study of the inhibitory interneurons subtypes and their integration in the cortical circuitry of the mouse brain. This position will:
  • Execute multiple experiments simultaneously over time independently.
  • Record all experimental findings in a laboratory notebook, analyze and interpret experimental findings.
  • Based on results, independently suggest and test modifications to protocols.
  • Communicate results and collaborates with other professionals in the lab.
  • Demonstrate a significant level of intellectual input into the design of the project.
  • Read and understand relevant scientific literature.
  • Possess previous experience in mouse genetics, stereotactic transcranial injection and immunohistochemistry desirable but not necessary.

This is a 12 month term position with renewal contingent on funding.


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


1 year of related research experience. Higher education may count towards experience.
College graduate with a B.S. or B.A. in Biomedical or Physical Sciences preferred. A minimum commitment of two years is desired. Excellent organizational skills, strong analytical skills, detail-oriented, prior lab experience preferred.
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: 50993BR
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