USA - MA - Cambridge
USA - MA - Boston
Location: USA - MA - Cambridge
Internal Number: 57955BR
The de Bivort Lab is seeking a Laboratory Technician interested in biology and animal behavior. The Laboratory Technician will work with other lab members to conduct experiments studying the neural basis of individual behavior, mechanisms by which parasitic organisms manipulate the behavior of their hosts, and how behavior can evolve.
The Laboratory Technician will work with others to assist with the following functions:
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit a cover letter along with your resume. Please note: this is a one-year term position with a possibility of an extension based on funding and performance.***All formal written offers will be made by FAS HR.About OEBOEB is a diverse and vibrant department with a broad range of research and teaching interests, ranging from the evolution and control of gene expression patterns within individuals and populations to the dynamics of ecosystems. Field and laboratory studies are key to understanding the evolution of organisms, how biodiversity is generated and maintained, how organisms work, and how organisms interact with their environment. OEB has close working associations with its allied institutions: the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ) and the Harvard University Herbaria (HUH), as well as the Arnold Arboretum and the Harvard Forest. These institutions and their collections offer an unparalleled, rich set of resources for OEB students, faculty, visitors, and staff.Harvard University is unable to provide visa sponsorship for this position.Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
High school graduate or equivalent with some college courses. At least 1 year of lab experience required (course work may count toward experience).
Undergraduate coursework in biology, or related degree preferred. Strong communication skills required. Demonstrated abilities in basic laboratory techniques helpful, but not required. Well organized, self-motivated and detail oriented, with strong interpersonal skills. Must have an interest in behavior, genetics and/or neuroscience. The ideal candidate will have an aptitude for problem solving.