Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
We are seeking a highly motivated and responsible full-time Research Technician in the laboratory of Dr. Bernardo Sabatini at Harvard Medical School. The Sabatini Lab seeks to understand the mechanisms of synaptic and circuit plasticity that govern learning and development (More information on the lab can be found on their website: https://sabatini.hms.harvard.edu/). We employ a range of approaches including ex vivo and in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics, imaging, and behavior to delineate how changes in neural circuits evolve over the course learning and/or lifespan. In this role, you will work closely with a postdoctoral fellow investigating the neural mechanisms foreward-driven behavior over aging with a particular focus on the period of development known as adolescence. The candidate will assist with stereotaxic surgeries, awake-behavior in head-restrained or freely moving mice, histology, and large-scale imaging and/or electrophysiological experiments. The best candidates will be comfortable working both in a team setting and independently and have an organized, methodical approach to their work. No emails regarding this post, please.
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 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 one-year related lab experience.
Bachelor's degree in any STEM-related fields (Ex. Neuroscience, Psychology, Biology, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry). Experience with animal husbandry, PCR genotyping, and knowledge of basic genetics. Familiarity with database software such as Microsoft Office (Excel, etc). Experience with data analysis and programming in MATLAB and/or Python is greatly preferred. Previous experience with animal behavior will be helpful but is not required. Excellent communication, organization, and record-keeping skills. Must be a team player able to interact effectively with a large group and work independently. Excellent organizational and communication skills are required. This position is for a 12-month term with the option to renew, we'd ideally prefer a candidate who is looking to stay for 2 years.
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: 52707BR
About Harvard University Medical School
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