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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Laboratory Manager in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Laboratory Manager

  • Job Number: 19412

  • Functional Area: Research - Engineering

  • Department: Institute for Medical Eng. and Science

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

    Information on MIT’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement can be found at the bottom of this posting.

LABORATORY MANAGER, Institute for Medical Engineering and Science (IMES)-Edelman Lab (https://edelmanlab.mit.edu/elazer-edelman/) , to support the principal investigator and research lab in the execution and maintenance of research operations. Will coordinate meetings and lab events; organize and perform a broad range of laboratory experiments; identify and negotiate the purchase of complex equipment; assess equipment needs and schedule equipment maintenance/repair; assist with the maintenance and upgrade of laboratory website, lab calendar, lab directories, mailing lists, and other online resources; create databases using FileMaker Pro, Excel, and Access; implement and maintain analysis software; perform analysis and documentation of experimental protocols; utilize routine and special techniques for monitoring the safety of lab space and personnel, equipment maintenance, and the upkeep of an active cell and tissue culture facility; implement protocols and ensure all lab members are trained according to policies set by MIT’s Environment, Health, and Safety Office; oversee protocol implementation and renewals (CAC, COUHES); serve as the primary resource for lab members on research techniques, onboarding new staff to the lab, and training lab members in equipment operation and research techniques; and perform other duties as requested.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: B.S. in biology, biochemistry, or related field; at least four years’ specialized lab experience (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate); thorough understanding of research and broad knowledge of specific domain expertise for management of active cell culture; strong organizational and communication skills; attention to detail; ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people; and proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. PREFERRED: master’s degree; supervisory experience; and familiarity with inventory systems such as iLab, Coupa, Atlas, and Google drive/documents (forms and spreadsheets). Job #19412

Must be available to work during emergencies on nights and weekends as needed.3/17/21

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