• Lab Manager - Wu Lab

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
    Job ID
    Hidden (24997)
    full time
  • Overview

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


    The Laboratory of Dr. Catherine Wu at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) is seeking applicants for the position of Laboratory Manager. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences with experience in tissue culture and molecular biology techniques, with animal (mouse) experience preferred.


    The Wu Lab is an exciting, vibrant environment, with research focus on translational immunology and genomics. The candidate will be responsible for the organization and management of wet-lab and animal-related functions (developing and standardizing protocols and assays; documenting and ensuring proper storage of samples; training new members; purchasing reagents and equipment; monitoring of the animals; and keeping the lab clean, organized, and safe). The Lab Manager will supervise a highly collaborative and motived group of technicians, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, and will report directly to Dr. Wu. The successful applicant may have the opportunity to design, conduct and analyze their own research project.


    The ideal candidate must be able to work independently while interacting in a dynamic, fast-paced research environment and have strong organizational, time-management, communication, and problem-solving skills.


    • Manage wet-lab (cell culture and molecular biology techniques) and animal-related (mice monitoring) functions
    • Develop and standardize protocols and assays, ensure proper documentation and storage of samples
    • Maintain lab safety, organization, and cleanliness
    • Train and supervise technicians, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows; manage 2 direct reports
    • Work independently while collaborating in a dynamic translational research environment


    • Ph.D. in the biological sciences (preferably molecular biology, immunology, genetics, or cellular biology)
    • 2 – 5 years' experience in a wet lab setting post Ph.D.
    • 2+ years of animal (mouse) experience preferred
    • Previous experience supervising students and overseeing projects and laboratory operations
    • Strong technical, interpersonal, time and people management, problem-solving, organizational and communication skills

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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