Senior Research Lab Manager

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7228695 (Ref:hh-65311BR)

Posted: March 16, 2024

Job Description

Position Description
Senior-level laboratory manager directing the day-to-day operations of a large [25+ people], internationally recognized Neurobiology Research Laboratory. This position calls for a responsible, diligent, conscientious and detail-oriented individual with a proven track record of managerial/leadership experience. A quick, resourceful and independent learner who enjoys interacting with people and finding creative solutions for projects and issues as they present themselves. Able to be flexible when organizing their day and managing multiple priorities at once. This person will serve as a liaison between principal investigator, school-based compliance departments and lab members. They will be committed to facilitating the research goals of this hard-working group of investigators in a friendly yet assertive manner. Able to foster an operationally seamless environment for lab investigators to carry out their research. Handle the in-processing and out-processing of all lab members by guiding them through university onboarding processes and lab-specific requirements, by ensuring the compliance of mandated university training. Responsible for assisting with experiments when required, including directly carrying out experiments (based upon the specific prior research experience of the candidate); these experiments may include genotyping for colony management, running mice through behavioral assays, immunostaining, stereotaxic injections and mouse surgery, exposing mice to odors for molecular analysis, and single cell sequencing. Responsible for maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of flow within the laboratory and managing the requirements to comply with general laboratory safety regulations. Responsible for writing and maintaining animal protocols and ensuring compliance of federal guidelines with respect to animal care regulations as well as maintaining a relationship with animal facility and vet staff to resolve animal-related problems and ensure proper spending for mouse colony maintenance. Responsible for ordering of supplies and reagents on a weekly basis as well as determining the proper funding sources for purchases, maintenance of inventories, annual service contracts and repairs of equipment. Initiation and management of all orders using HCOM and other methods, track supplies and expenditures on a daily/weekly/monthly basis and maintain inventory.

Responsible for keeping lab budget in check, and communicating with principal investigator about spending and ideas for reducing costs, while ensuring that research projects can actively thrive.
Communicate with vendors to attain bulk discounts and best pricing available. Working closely with grants manager on post-billing related challenges with vendors and internal AP Dept. Responsible for keeping lab spending in check by communicating with grants manager on spending levels, patterns and future forecasting.
Basic Qualifications
Bachelor’s in science-related field required. 3+ years of relevant experience
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Advanced degree (Masters or PhD) strongly preferred.
  • Strong innovative and creative problem- solving skills
  • Strong leadership abilities, friendly, yet authoritative
  • Independent individual who is able to work well in a fast-paced, team-oriented, ever-changing environment
  • Proactively assessing ways to make the lab a more efficient in regards to space, spending and workplace flow.
Additional Information
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.

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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Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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Job posting number:#7228695 (Ref:hh-65311BR)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
United States
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