Research Assistant II

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

ID: 7178476 (Ref.No. hh-63658BR)
Posted: September 13, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description
The position reports to the supervisor of the Rodent Histopathology Core at Harvard Medical School. The primary responsibilities include: performing mouse necropsies, trimming and processing of tissue samples, sectioning of paraffin-embedded tissue samples, preparing and staining slides, assisting Core users with project preparation and technical questions, maintaining facility, data entry, ordering supplies, and assisting pathologists in preparation and organization of research material for teaching and consultation purposes.
Basic Qualifications
  • College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in a related discipline.
  • 1-2+ years related work experience in basic histology techniques (relevant course work may count towards experience).
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Excellent organizational skills; detail-oriented; ability to work as part of a team; strong communication skills essential.
  • Ability to follow technical protocols consistently.
Additional Information
This is a one-year term position from the date of hire, with the possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to support the position. 

This is an in-person position based on our campus in Boston.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

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

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

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