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Senior Research Lab Manager - Datta Lab

Harvard Medical School - Datta lab
Boston, Massachusetts
based upon qualifications, up to $100,000 per year + benefits
Closing date
Mar 12, 2022

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Life Sciences, Neuroscience
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Manager, Staff Scientist
Organization Type
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Senior-level laboratory manager directing the day-to-day operations of a large [25+ people], internationally recognized Neurobiology Research Laboratory. This position calls for a responsible, diligent, conscientious, and detail-oriented individual with a proven track record of managerial/leadership experience. A quick, resourceful, and independent learner who enjoys interacting with people and finding creative solutions for projects and issues as they present themselves. Able to be flexible when organizing their day and managing multiple priorities at once. This person will serve as a liaison between principal investigator, school-based compliance departments, and lab members. They will be committed to facilitating the research goals of this hard-working group of investigators in a friendly yet assertive manner. Able to foster an operationally seamless environment for lab investigators to carry out their research. Handle the in-processing and out-processing of all lab members by guiding them through university onboarding processes and lab-specific requirements, by ensuring the compliance of mandated university training. Responsible for assisting with experiments when required, including directly carrying out experiments (based upon the specific prior research experience of the candidate); these experiments may include genotyping for colony management, running mice through behavioral assays, immunostaining, stereotaxic injections, and mouse surgery, exposing mice to odors for molecular analysis, and single-cell sequencing. Responsible for maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of flow within the laboratory and managing the requirements to comply with general laboratory safety regulations. Responsible for writing and maintaining animal protocols and ensuring compliance with federal guidelines with respect to animal care regulations as well as maintaining a relationship with animal facility and vet staff to resolve animal-related problems and ensure proper spending for mouse colony maintenance. Responsible for ordering supplies and reagents on a weekly basis as well as determining the proper funding sources for purchases, maintenance of inventories, annual service contracts, and repairs of equipment. Initiation and management of all orders using HCOM and other methods, tracking supplies and expenditures on a daily/weekly/monthly basis, and maintaining inventory.

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