Senior Research Lab Manager

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

ID: 7107420 (Ref.No. 59043BR )
Posted: August 5, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

Onsite laboratory manager directing the day-to-day operations of a large, internationally recognized Molecular Neurobiology Research Laboratory at Harvard Medical School. This person will be responsible for maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of the work within the laboratory and will manage compliance with chemical, microbiological, animal care use as well as general laboratory safety regulations. This position calls for a responsible, conscientious and detail-oriented individual committed to facilitating the research goals of this hard-working group of investigators in a friendly yet authoritative manner. Position may also participate in the research efforts of the laboratory and occasionally contribute to scientific manuscripts.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

Ensuring compliance with institutional and federal guidelines in health and safety
Writing animal protocols and ensure compliance with federal guidelines with respect to animal care regulations
Providing training and supervision in these areas in the name of the principal investigator and be able to command the respect of technicians and highly scientifically trained doctoral level scientists
Maintenance of lab reagents (such as plasmids and antibodies), their databases, and handling requests. Maintenance of equipment, infrastructure, and space allocation
Onboarding of new personnel, including ensuring their training and compliance with Harvard and Federal guidelines
Communication with vendors. Ordering of supplies, maintenance of inventories, service contracts, repairs of equipment while maintaining attention to the sources and uses of grant funds for these needs
Initiation and management of orders using B2P and other methods, track supplies and expenditures on a daily/weekly/monthly basis
Potential to handle financial activities such as monitoring budgets and communicating with principal investigator about spending levels and spending patterns

Basic Qualifications

B.S. in life sciences (i.e. Chemistry, Biology)
5+ years’ experience in a laboratory management setting required

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Experience in oversight of laboratory personnel and in enforcing policies and regulatory guidelines with respect to safety of lab personnel
Preferred experience in academic lab managements
Prior research experience in molecular biology and/or neurobiology
Experience with mouse research
Training experience
Distinguished record of safety practice and maintaining compliance
Good problem-solving skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
Attention to detail and have excellent organizational skills
Ability to exhibit a level of maturity and competence to maintain authority in a large laboratory

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.

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

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

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

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 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, incredibly affordable classes directly 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.

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.