• Research Operations Manager Department of Cancer Immunology & Virology

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 4 days ago(11/9/2018 2:50 PM)
    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.

    This position is responsible for facilitating a faculty member's research program through management of the laboratory operations. Responsibility will include assistance with PI's administrative responsibilities in the laboratory; supervision of technical staff to manage and maintain good laboratory practice. This individual will report directly to the PI and work closely with PI's executive administrator and Research Science Manager and Department Administrator.


    • Laboratory Operations
    • Institute, maintain, and improve standard procedures for laboratory efficiencies, including monitoring laboratory expenditure. 
    • Responsible for efficient management of mouse colonies through proper allocation of technical support resources as need in response to scientific need, in consultation with the scientific program manager
    • Responsible for overseeing efficient inventory maintenance and ordering
    • Responsible, directly or indirectly, for care, repair and maintenance of laboratory equipments. 
    • Ensure good laboratory practice directly or indirectly through supervised activities of technicians and trainees. 
    • Administrative
    • Responsible for managing efficient and effective administration of laboratory protocols and research materials/stocks. 
    • Train and manage staff scientists and research technicians and guide recruitment of technical staff.
    • Responsible for annual reviews of technical staff performance. 
    • Assist PI with counseling, teaching, training, mentoring, orientation, in-service and continuing education for laboratory staff and trainees.
    • Ensures all lab staff are compliant with DFCI, NIH and sponsor mandatory trainings.
    • Scientific operations
    • Assist PI in monitoring, enabling and facilitate collaborations with other programs.
    • Active intellectual involvement in research projects is encourages. Direct laboratory research activities are considered optional.


    • Experience in management of large research laboratory (>20 FTEs) in the field of biological sciences, with 3-5 years of research management is required. 
    • Strong knowledge of HR activities and solid writing skills preferred 
    • Familiarity with cancer research laboratory operations including equipment maintenance, safety, compliance and record keeping
    • 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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