Research Scientist/Lab Manager in Mitragotri Bioengineering Lab

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA

ID: 7080031
Posted: June 18, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description
The Mitragotri Lab invites applications for an immediate opening for a Research Scientist/Lab Manager. This position will have responsibility for daily research operations of leading biomedical research laboratory in the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS). Additionally, the individual will be responsible for the experimental design and execution of research projects relating to biomaterials and drug delivery in conjunction with the Primary Investigator (PI) and lab members. This position will also be responsible for ensuring adherence to all appropriate safety regulations including management of biological, radiological and chemical waste, managing the lab’s controlled substance inventory, and performing and tracking safety training of lab members. Other duties may include managing weekly lab supply inventory, allocating/purchasing as needed, and serving as first-line approver of purchase requests.

Basic Qualifications
Master’s or higher degree in life science or related discipline.

Additional Qualifications
• Three to five years of progressively responsible research/lab management, ideally in a biomedical/life sciences laboratory.
• 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.
• 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.

Special Instructions
A complete application must include an updated CV, a cover letter, and a research statement. In the research statement please address your experience with lab operations such as overseeing lab safety regulations, animal research protocols, advanced lab equipment, and training lab personnel. Please submit the names and contact information for three references.

We strongly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Contact Information
Claudia Stearns

Contact Email cstearns@seas.harvard.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer
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.



 

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