Project Coordinator

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

ID: 7236767 (Ref.No. hh-65519BR)
Posted: April 18, 2024

Job Description

Position Description
Join our team of researchers, engineers, and designers to shape the future of biomedical research! The Gehlenborg Lab in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School is funded to develop data visualization tools and user interfaces for multiple national and international cell atlas projects such as the Human Biomolecular Atlas Program- (HuBMAP), the Cellular Senescence Network- (SenNet), the Human Tumor Atlas Network- (HTAN), the Kidney Precision Medicine Network-, and the Human Cell Atlas- The ultimate goal of these efforts is to create maps of the human body at single-cell resolution with the help of cutting edge technologies that generate large and complex sequencing and imaging data sets. The maps will shape our understanding of processes like aging and usher in a new era of treatments for common human diseases.

As Project Coordinator your key responsibilities will be coordinating and managing development and design teams that are building, maintaining, and enhancing our software products. You will work in close collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI) and R&D Manager of the Gehlenborg Lab to ensure teams meet defined milestones and deliverables.

The Gehlenborg Lab has an international reputation for creating high impact data visualization tools and we are driven to solve the most challenging design and engineering problems in biomedical data science. We value diversity, creativity, and initiative in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary work environment. We would love to have you on our team!

Work Environment:
The Gehlenborg Lab is using a hybrid workplace model and this position can be fully remote, hybrid, or in- person. All remote work must be performed within a state in which Harvard is registered to do business.

Typical Core Duties:
  • Coordinate scientific and educational project calls and meetings on a regular basis. This includes scheduling, preparing meeting materials, keeping minutes, and distributing meeting materials and action items.
  • Track, follow-up, and communicate status of project milestones to ensure teams meet defined deliverables on time.
  • Develop documentation of processes and standard operating procedures to organize managed projects.
  • Regularly check-in with collaborators and provide weekly updates to various stakeholders about progress and adjustments to timelines.
  • Provide day-to-day operations management support and administrative support to the Principal Investigator and R&D Manager on projects related to collaborative multi-site projects.
  • Support the preparation and submission of reports to internal groups and sponsors as needed.
Basic Qualifications
  • 3 or more years of experience. Higher education may count towards experience.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Previous experience working in a research environment preferred.
  • Proven time management efficiency, and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with others.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills via email, in person, and telephone.
  • Experience handling complex and confidential information with discretion.
  • Detail-oriented and superb organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and activities in a very busy work environment that is often deadline driven.
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.

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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