Lab Operations Coord./RAII

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7245213 (Ref:hh-65808BR)

Posted: May 17, 2024

Job Description

Position Description
This position is responsible for serving as the Lab Coordinator for multiple labs in the Systems Biology Department. The role is multi-faceted and requires close collaboration with other members of the Laboratory Operations team. This position reports to the Manager of Research Operations and will perform duties relating to lab safety and lab management in a dynamic research environment. In addition, this position may provide support for our departmental facilities including our aquatics and tissue culture facilities.

  • Ensures labs adhere to all appropriate safety regulations including recording and tracking chemical inventories; management of biological and chemical waste; and tracking safety training of lab members.
  • Coordinates lab organization, ordering of lab supplies, stocking of consumables, and shipping biological materials.
  • Assists lab members in dealing with various needs as they arise.
  • Maintains instruments and schedules certifications.
  • Responsibilities may also include some basic laboratory techniques as well as providing support for departmental aquatics facilities and other core facilities.
  • Provides on-call support as needed after hours for emergencies in their labs. May need to work periodic holidays or weekends as needed.
  • May perform other duties as needed.
Basic Qualifications
  • College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in science or related discipline.
  • At least 1 year of lab experience (relevant coursework may count toward some, but not all, work experience).
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Previous laboratory experience with safety implementation preferred.
  • Basic computer skills (Microsoft Word and Excel) are required.
  • Previous experience with aquatics animals is not required but is a plus.
  • The successful candidate will be a team player with good communication skills.
  • May be required to handle a variety of hazardous materials.
  • The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with an upbeat attitude who will look at how the labs function and think creatively about how to implement improvements.
  • They will enjoy contributing to a range of different projects and helping many different people to achieve their goals.
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. 

Offer contingent upon successful completion of a pre-placement medical evaluation.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.

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

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

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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.

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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Job posting number:#7245213 (Ref:hh-65808BR)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
United States
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