• Admin Support Specialist I

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/28/2018 12:42 PM)
    Job ID
    Administration Support/Customer Service
    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 Weinstock laboratory within the Division of Hematologic Neoplasia is seeking a highly motivated candidate to fill a full-time position that includes a variety of administrative functions for a Research Faculty member and laboratory of 20 junior fellows, technicians and students.  For the right applicant, the position could also offer opportunities for dry or wet lab experience. Requires knowledge of various office software to produce reports, spreadsheets, presentations or other documents as needed.  Requires knowledge of Institute policies and practices and may be required to interface with senior management, cross-organizations, internal and external customers and government and community officials, which require considerable tact and diplomacy.


    With direct supervision, provides general administrative support as follows:


    • Responsible for light typing, basic document preparation, data entry, and may handle mass mailing projects.
    • Responsible for scheduling meetings for individuals supported, including conference room scheduling.  May be responsible for very limited patient appointment scheduling/reconciliation.
    • Coordinates travel arrangements for individuals supported, as well as laboratory personnel, postdoctoral candidates and visiting speakers. 
    • May assist with the on-boarding of new staff members.  Where applicable, assists in obtaining keys, lockers, lab coats and notebooks.
    • Responsible for ordering of supplies and ensures equipment is maintained.
    • Answers phones and directs calls to appropriate parties.
    • Responsible for general office duties such as copying, filing, faxing, sorting mail, greeting visitors and maintaining the cleanliness of office area.
    • May be asked to cover for other administrative support staff during absences.
    • Perform duties related to other special projects as required.
    • Prepares general correspondence, letters of recommendations, creates Excel spreadsheets, revises existing PowerPoint presentations and maintains biosketches and CVs.
    • May be responsible for the recruitment support of candidates, and coordination performance review evaluations for staff and faculty.
    • Prepares monthly expense reports, performs Financial reconciliations, processes requests for vendor payments and creates  invoices.
    • May be responsible for website maintenance as needed.
    • May coordinate moves, meetings assignments, equipment upkeep and timekeeping oversight.
    • May assist in the training of new administrative support staff within the group.




    Bachelor’s degree preferred.  Relevant experience working in a medical or scientific research setting or comparable technology-oriented business environment is preferred.  Demonstrated ability to draft correspondence and have exemplary oral and written communication skills.  A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required and relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.


    Job Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

    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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