Dana-Farber Cancer Institute Lab Operations Manager- CPD in Boston, Massachusetts

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.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI) and Deerfield Management have entered a multi-year collaboration to create the Center for Protein Degradation (CPD) at DFCI led by Drs. Fischer and Gray. The goals of the Center for Protein Degradation are to create a next-generation protein degrader platform and interrogate and advance a large portfolio of protein degrader targets. The Center is seeking an experienced and resourceful Lab Operations Manager to support streamlined and efficient lab activities. This is an exceptional opportunity to join a newly founded research center that is pushing the boundaries of targeted protein degradation research and accelerating the translation of basic science into clinical solutions.

  • Work with scientific, operational, and administrative staff within and external to the Center to identify lab operations issues/needs (e.g., equipment, space, etc.) and develop solutions to resolve them

  • Use knowledge of institutional processes, policies, and guidelines to get things done creatively and quickly

  • Implement, maintain, and improve standard procedures for lab efficiencies. Ensure good laboratory practice through training and guidance of technicians and trainees

  • Assist with the orientation of scientific staff and train staff to use lab equipment. Ensure lab staff are compliant with all mandatory trainings.

  • Oversee lab supplies/stock inventory maintenance and ordering

  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of lab equipment. Perform back-ups of data on shared equipment

  • Manage lab protocols and distribute and catalogue laboratory notebooks

  • Obtain and manage MTAs, software licenses, service contracts, and other documentation.

  • Coordinate lab moves/prepare new space

The CPD Lab Manager must fulfill the following requirements:

  • BS (8+ years), MS (5+ years) or PhD (2+ years) in chemical or biomedical sciences with experience in lab management/operations or similar function in industry or academic setting

  • Experience in management of a large research laboratory (> 20 FTEs). Familiarity with cancer research laboratory operations, including equipment maintenance, safety, compliance, and record keeping

  • Excellent problem solving, organizational, quantitative, and analytic skills with demonstrated ability to multi-task to support concurrent projects in a complex and fast-paced environment

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with the ability and willingness to collaborate with scientific and business colleagues at various levels

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

This is a 40 hour per week position.

Job ID: 2019-14066

Grade: 24

External Company URL: www.dana-farber.org