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Harvard University Lab Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

59126BRAuto req ID:59126BRJob Code:405023 Res Phys/Med Sci (N) Location:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Lab ManagerSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade ( :056Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:College background and 5+ years of relevant experience preferably in progressively responsible research/lab management, ideally in a biomedical/life sciences laboratory

Additional Qualifications and Skills:Bachelor's or PhD preferred.

  • Experience with safety regulations and requirements in the areas of Biosafety, Radiation, and Chemical/Waste.

  • Familiarity with writing grant applications and reports.

  • Experience creating and administering lab systems, practices, policies, and procedures.

  • Operational knowledge of advanced lab equipment.

  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, Illustrator and Keynote.

  • Must be organized, dependable, and possess good problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work independently as well as oversee a team of researchers in conjunction with PI.

  • Ability to work well with others in a collaborative team environment.

  • Strong communication skills and a positive attitude.

  • Strong initiative and the ability to self-start are essential.

  • Ability to think creatively about functional improvements for how the lab operates and implement improvements as appropriate.

  • Ability to lift, move, and transport research related equipment up to 10 pounds required.

Additional Information:This is a one-year term position from the date of hire, with the possibility of extension, contingent upon work performance and continued funding to support the position.

This is an in-person position based on our campus in Boston.

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements ( . Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

Harvard University offers an outstanding benefits package including:

  • Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 12.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.

  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.

  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, incredibly affordable classes directly at the Harvard Extension School, and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.

  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.

  • Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.

  • Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events, and many discounts throughout metro Boston.

The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Department:Cell BiologyPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentitySchedule:35 hrs. per week | Monday - Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pmJob Function:Research Position Description:

The Harper Lab invites applications to an immediate opening for a Lab Manager.

Our research focuses on the basic cell biology of organelle and protein quality control. Work extensively involves cell culture, genomics , biochemistry, and proteomics.

This position will support two labs in the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School. The Lab Manager will report to Dr. Wade Harper, primarily, and Dr. Susan Shao.

This position will have responsibility for:

  • Daily research operations of a biomedical research laboratory in the Harvard Medical School Department of Cell Biology.

  • Will assist lab members with obtaining required approvals for research involving biohazards, biohazards or recombinant DNA (COMS).

  • May help prepare scientific progress reports and grant proposals.

This position will also be responsible for ensuring adherence to all appropriate safety regulations and performing and tracking safety training of lab members. Some assistance with wet lab activities (cloning, plasmid preparation, submission of clones to repositories, and sending reagents to other labs) will occur from time to time.

Additional duties will include the implementation of HMS, Department and Lab policies which include data management, MTAs and other lab compliance responsibilities. Other duties may include managing weekly lab supply inventory, allocating/purchasing as needed, and serving as first-line approver of purchase requests.

School/Unit:Harvard Medical School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Physical Requirements:Ability to lift, move, and transport research related equipment up to 10 pounds required.Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging:We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values (