• Lab Manager

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 months ago(11/14/2018 9:53 AM)
    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.


    We are seeking a highly motivated person to join the Fischer Lab at a position of Lab Operations Manager. The Fischer Lab is within the Department of Cancer Biology and is located in the Longwood Center research building.  Research in the laboratory focuses on exploring the ubiquitin proteasome system for new avenues of therapeutic intervention, and the study of fundamental processes in ubiquitin signaling using structural biology, chemical biology, and biochemistry. The multi-disciplinary research involves a wide variety of techniques and equipment from automated high content imaging, high-throughput screening, X-ray crystallography, single particle cryo-EM microscopy to mass spectrometry-based proteomics, and the Fischer lab operates most of the necessary equipment. The Fischer lab also routinely engages in large academic-industry collaborations.


    The successful candidate would work closely with / and support Dr. Fischer and other PIs in managing the overall lab functions and day to day operations: Ensure all essential lab functions, equipment planning and maintenance, space allocation and training of lab members on core principles and procedures. In addition the individual would work closely with the Dr. Fischer and other PIs and senior lab staff to support projects, collaborations, and partnering with industry. A key function would be the continuous development of the lab as a state of the art environment for cutting edge science, which involves long-term planning of equipment needs and new technologies as well as space considerations.


    This is an excellent opportunity to work in a vibrant environment and at the cutting edge of basic science and drug discovery both within the lab and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute as well as through collaboration with external laboratories and industry.



    Required background and skills:

    • MS, PhD, or MD in biomedical sciences, engineering or related.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills (English).
    • 3+ year Experience in lab management/operations or similar function either industry or academic.
    • Experience in project management.
    • Experienced in directly working with support functions in larger organizations (e.g. department administration, finance, purchasing, or building services).
    • Financial management skills (budgeting, financial planning, reporting).
    • Attention to detail, a practical mindset and ability to multi-task.
    • Experience with maintaining lab equipment (e.g. automated FPLC and HPLC systems, standard wet lab equipment, multimode platereaders).
    • Experience with automation/robotics is highly desired.


    • Biotech experience is a plus.
    • Background in research related to the labs general interests (drug discovery, biochemistry, drugging the ubiquitin system) is a plus.
    • Experience in procurement is a plus.


    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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