Research Project Manager - Haining Lab

Location US-MA-Boston
Job Posted Date 4 months ago(11/8/2017 10:28 AM)
Job ID
Hidden (24997)
full time



The primary role for this position is to support the planning and execution of a multidisciplinary effort to identify novel regulators of T cell fate in mouse models of acute infection. This individual will:

  • Excel at implementing “best practices” for project operation tracking, and reporting, facilitating communication and deliverables between multiple internal and external investigators.
  • Will assist in developing and documenting project plans – ensuring that project needs have been clearly identified and translated into deliverables and timelines.
  • Coordinate budget monitoring and planning in collaboration with the finance office and be proactive in planning for and communicating overall project financial status.
  • Prepare project reports and communicate project status, deadlines, and blocking issues to the appropriate staff and Faculty.

The successful candidate will be a results-focused and team-oriented able to excel in a fast-track environment. She or he must be self-motivated, detail-oriented and exhibit strong problem solving skills. In addition, the successful candidate should be a clear and effective communicator, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills to enable collaboration with project teams, peers, and management in achieving research goals.


This person knows how to get things done. This includes having superb time management skills and the versatility, ability to negotiate difficult situations, flexibility, and a willingness to work in a fast paced organization with constantly changing priorities.



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  • Assists project leadership in tracking milestones and costs.
  • Works with Principal Investigators to ensure the effective planning and execution of projects.
  • Manages quarterly group budgets and administrative documentation.
  • Manages all aspects of the projects, including: project initiation, coordination of receiving and transfer of samples, scheduling of work with relevant platforms, monitoring production workflows and budget tracking against billing.
  • Sets agendas for team strategy meetings and project kickoff meetings, serving as facilitator to ensure that meetings are productive and result in clear and concise action items.
  • Assists in the preparation of funding applications and proposals to the NIH or other sources.



  • B.S. with 4+ years project management experience, OR Master’s degree in immunology or related field with 2+ years of project management experience
  • PMP certification preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work with cross-functional collaborative teams to effectively manage and deliver on goals.
  • Experience and familiarity with project management best practices
  • Experience with budgeting (tracking and forecasting)
  • Ability to adapt plans and priorities to evolving goals
  • Must possess a high level of initiative and the ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment
  • Highly detail oriented
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and tools

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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