This position is responsible for facilitating a senior faculty memberâ€™s research program through management of the laboratory operations and specifically the management of grant timelines, lab deliverables, and collaborations with other entities. Responsibility will include assistance with PIâ€™s administrative responsibilities in the laboratory and supervision of technical staff to manage and maintain good laboratory practice.Â This individual will report directly to the PI and work closely with PIâ€™s executive administrator and Research Program Manager.
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.
Institute, maintain, and improve standard procedures for laboratory efficiencies, including monitoring laboratory expenditure.
Responsible for overseeing efficient inventory maintenance and ordering. This includes flow antibodies, restriction enzymes, proteins, plasmids, and DNA to name a few.
Responsible, directly or indirectly, for care, repair and maintenance of laboratory equipments.
Ensure good laboratory practice directly or indirectly through supervised activities of technicians and trainees.
Execute agreement deliverables andÂ aid in the development of critical workflows and procedure as they relate to various grants and contracts.
Oversee that proper sample logging and processing SOPs are executed for all incoming blood and bone marrow samples from different biobanking efforts and clinical trials occurring at DFCI and with national/international collaborations.
Compile a comprehensive inventory system of sample/tissue custody and assist with curating sample record reports with post-docs for different projects.
Supervise and actively communicate and problem-solve with a team of lab technicians assigned to variable roles in the lab.
Seek out new opportunities to improve/streamline current workflows and systems within the Ghobrial Lab.
Responsible for efficient management of agreement deliverables, sample/tissue custody and record keeping, aiding in the development of critical workflows and procedure as they relate to various grants and contracts, and improving/streamlining current workflows and systems within the Ghobrial Lab
Assist PI in proposing and facilitate collaborations with other entities
Active intellectual involvement in research projects is encouraged.
Ability to manage mice colonies, genotype and conduct breeding of multiple strains.
Ability to conduct a variety of library preparations for different sequencing workflows, western blot, PCR, flow cytometry, and tissue culture.
Responsible for managing efficient and effective administration of laboratory protocols and research materials/stocks.
Train and manage staff scientists and research technicians and guide recruitment of technical staff.
Responsible for annual reviews of technical staff performance.
Assist PI with counseling, teaching, training, mentoring, orientation, in-service and continuing education for laboratory staff and trainees.
Ensures all lab staff are compliant with DFCI, NIH and sponsor mandatory trainings.
Bachelorâ€™s Degree in a scientific discipline required; Masterâ€™s degree preferred
Experience managing or facilitating data transfer or materials transfer agreements
A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in management of research laboratory in the field of biological sciences
Strong knowledge of HR activities and solid writing skills preferred
Familiarity with cancer research laboratory operations including equipment maintenance, safety, compliance and record keeping
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Exceptional people management and organization skills, with demonstrated ability to multi-task to enable many concurrent projects in a complex, fast paced environment.
Excellent quantitative, analytic, and problem solving skills to evaluate all aspects of a problem opportunity and make or facilitate appropriate and timely decisions.
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability and willingness to work closely with other colleagues as a team; experience and comfort in working with individuals with diverse backgrounds and differing viewpoints; openness to new ideas.
Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Oversees needs of 8-10 lab members
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.
Internal Number: 2021-22482
About Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
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 under-served members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.