• Mgr Research Operations

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 months ago(7/31/2019 8:49 AM)
    Job ID
    Research- Laboratory
    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 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.

    POSITION SUMMARY: The manager will be responsible for managing the day-to-day lab operations of the Beltran lab in the Department of Medical Oncology.  Dr. Beltran was recently recruited to Dana Farber Cancer Institute from Weill Cornell Medicine. While her DFCI website is still in production, details of her research may be found at her former lab website https://beltranlab.weill.cornell.edu

    He/she will provide knowledgeable and skilled advisory and administrative support to the Principal Investigator and supervision of technical staff to manage and maintain good laboratory practice.  He/she must utilize broad management, organizational, fiscal and technical skills, and be able to communicate effectively with staff, faculty, students and DFCI / CIV stakeholders.


    Laboratory Operations

    • Institute, maintain, and improve standard procedures for laboratory efficiencies, including monitoring laboratory inventory and expenditures.
    • Responsible, directly or indirectly, for care, repair and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
    • Ensure good laboratory practice directly or indirectly through supervised activities of technicians and trainees.
    • Ensures all lab staff are compliant with DFCI, NIH and sponsor mandatory trainings.
    • Works with PI on human subjects and animal protocol submissions and annual updates.
    • Responsible for managing efficient and effective administration of laboratory protocols.
    • Train and manage staff scientists and research technicians and guide recruitment of technical staff.
    • Assist PI with counseling, teaching, training, for annual reviews of technical staff performance.
    • Oversees request through Material Transfer Agreements and coordinates them with the Office for Research Technology Ventures. Coordinated intellectual property paperwork, confidentiality agreements, disclosures assignments with the office of general council.
    • Assist PI in monitoring, enabling and facilitate collaborations with other programs.
    • Active technical and intellectual involvement in various research projects .


    • Manages administrative support for the lab.
    • Provide advanced communications support to PI which includes screening calls and email and determining appropriate response to inquiries.
    • Scheduling meetings and working with PI to minimize scheduling conflicts.
    • Develop and maintain a centralized, public lab calendar to include: pre- and post-award grant deadlines, travel, vacation of personnel, protocol deadlines, lab meetings and various lab related assignments.
    • Coordinates travel arrangements for prospective lab candidates.
    • Maintains lab website.
    • Assist PI with submission of research grants.
    • Works closely with department finance staff.


    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are submit to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.



    • Bachelor degree, with a major in science; prior lab experience, preferably in biology.
    • The ability to organize and manage a busy lab
    • Familiarity with cancer research laboratory operations including equipment maintenance, safety, compliance and record keeping
    • Strong writing skills


    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Ability to problem solve, make decisions, and set priorities.
    • Must be a flexible, highly collaborative team member.
    • Excellent assessment skills to address problems.
    • Ability to listen and analyze information
    • Strong interpersonal skills with sensitivity regarding confidential issues.
    • Strong MS Office, specifically with Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Adobe; ability to learn and use Endnote
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to multitask.


    • Prior experience in a biological research laboratory is essential.
    • Exceptional people management and organization skills, with demonstrated ability to multi-task to enable many concurrent projects in a complex, fast paced environment.
    • Excellent quantitative, analytic, and problem solving skills to evaluate all aspects of a problem opportunity and make or facilitate appropriate and timely decisions.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability and willingness to work closely with other colleagues as a team; experience and comfort in working with individuals with diverse backgrounds and differing viewpoints; openness to new ideas.
    • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

    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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