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Vaccine requirement

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.


Open Positions:

Research Assistant II

Position Description
The employee will perform research experiments in a shared genomics resource lab for Harvard Medical School and affiliate hospital's scientific researchers.


Primary Lab Experimental Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Process DNA and RNA samples using robotic methods to produce Illumina compatible NGS libraries.
  • Prepare Sanger DNA samples for outsourcing to outside service provider.
  • Process DNA and RNA samples using the Agilent Bioanalyzer and TapeStation instruments.
  • Evaluate data, distribute data to customers, and provide any necessary comments regarding samples run.
  • Perform quality control evaluation of NGS library samples using a variety of techniques such as QPCR, Bioanalyzer, and
  • TapeStation.
  • Maintain and operate the ThermoFisher QuantStudio7 Real-time QPCR instrument.
  • Secondary Lab Experimental Responsibilities (to be done if other staff are absent or need assistance)
  • Operate and maintain a variety of different Illumina NGS sequencing instruments: MiSeq, NextSeq 500 and NovaSeq 6000.
  • Review and evaluate run-time and post run quality metrics; distribute data to customers with appropriate data evaluation
  • comments as necessary.
  • Isolate DNA and RNA using Qiagen Qiacube robot.
  • Other Non-Experimental Lab Responsibilities (intermittent frequency)
  • Interact with core facility customers to answer questions and to provide information to assist them in the preparation and
  • submission of samples to the core using the facility's Zendesk application, email, phone and in-person consultation meetings.
  • Assist core lab manager to maintain and update the core facility's standard operating procedures and related protocols
  • stored in the core's SharePoint site.
  • Along with other core staff, review monthly experimental activity on facility invoices to confirm accuracy of billing information.
  • Every six months, train undergraduate full time cooperative education student to process Sanger samples and DNA/RNA
  • Bioanalyzer/Tapestation samples under your supervision, assisting them in achieving competency at performing these
  • methods.
  • Periodically assist the core director in evaluating new protocols, technologies and instruments relevant to the core's mission.
  • Contribute to an efficient lab environment by keeping work space clean and organized, replenishing lab consumables, and
  • following lab safety guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned by the core facility director.

Basic Qualifications
College background and one or more years of molecular biology laboratory experience; pipetting experience required. Education
beyond high school may count toward years of experience.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • BS or BA in molecular biology or related field preferred.
  • Experience operating advanced laboratory instruments.
  • Working independently on projects with significant scope and specific goals.
  • Individual must have the ability to frequently and rapidly switch tasks while preserving quality of work in a fast-paced
  • research/production environment.
  • The individual must be highly motivated, detail-oriented, well-organized, and able to take initiative.
  • The individual should have the ability to work independently or as part of a team with the capacity to make critical decisions
  • that accurately and properly follow facility, department and school policies.
  • Individual must have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills.
  • Some customer service experience preferred.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to evaluate various data types to assess quality will be necessary.
  • Experience operating Illumina NGS instruments and preparing Illumina NGS libraries is preferred but not required.


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.

This is an in-person position based on our campus in Boston.

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.
Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

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Postdoctoral Fellow – Engineered Cell-Based Therapeutics

About the Wyss:

The mission of the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University is to transform human healthcare and the environment by emulating the way nature builds. Developed as an alliance between Harvard and other premier academic and clinical partner institutions, Institute faculty and staff collaborate in high-risk, fundamental research and science-driven technology development. A major focus of the Institute is to translate the technologies developed by its faculty and staff into commercial products and therapies through collaborations with clinical investigators and establishment of corporate alliances. For more information, discover our technologiescatch up on our recent news, or watch our latest videos.

Role Description:

The laboratory of Dr. George Church at the Wyss Institute at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join our rapidly growing team, interested in engineering immune cells to overcome unmet needs in cell therapy. To this end, we have developed a pipeline leveraging DNA barcoding & next-generation-sequencing to perform in-vivo pooled discovery for complex cellular behaviors such as cellular trafficking.

We are looking for a passionate, impact-motivated scientist and problem solver who relishes the opportunity to participate in fast-paced, dynamic research. Candidates should be focused on delivering impact through translational science, enjoy working with diverse groups of people, and leverage their expertise to create impactful innovations.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will have the opportunity to lead projects within the Wyss Institute’s SomaCode team focused on in vivo discovery. Research will be performed in an interdisciplinary manner within the Wyss Institute and with collaborators in the Harvard Medical School community. We are particularly interested in scientists with strong wet lab experience in immune cell engineering, cancer biology, or library design. Working alongside the project leads, you will assist in key research studies involving in-vivo pooled functional genomics of immune cells for applications in the oncology and autoimmune spaces. Additionally, you will be closely involved in the continued development of our in-vivo pooled screening platform and related technologies.

As a Northpond Labs supported project, the postdoctoral fellow will also have opportunities relating to early-stage innovation and commercialization for which the Church lab has a history of effectively translating novel technology concepts into new biotech startups focused on addressing unmet needs for patients living with debilitating diseases. In addition to professional development opportunities within the lab and exposure to a breadth of scientific disciplines, the Postdoctoral Fellow will be able to take advantage of the scientific communities within Harvard, the Wyss Institute, and the greater Boston area.

What You’ll Need:

  • Ph.D. or equivalent
  • Specific degree areas include but are not limited to immunology, oncology, synthetic biology, functional genomics, and molecular biology.

Preferred:

 Preferably, applicants should be able to:

  1. Independently plan, design, and execute on in-vivo experiments relating to our pooled screening platform in human and murine T cells
  2. Design, clone, confirm and implement new libraries, strategies for library generation, and assist in the continued development of our robust screening platform
  3. Help manage and mentor our team of graduate students, research assistants, and undergraduate researchers
  4. Initiate, maintain, and execute on both industry and academic collaborations relating to the application of our platform across diverse cell types and disease spaces
  5. Accurately and thoroughly document experimental observations and protocols and help maintain a high level of organizational efficiency within the lab
  6. Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness in the workplace through actions & communications with others
  7. Prior experience with primary human/murine immune cell isolation, culture, and modification is advantageous, but not required
  8. Prior experience with in-vivo murine work is desired
  9. Familiarity with python, R or similar programming language is advantageous, but not required
  10. Highly effective organizational and communication skills are essential

Benefits and Perks:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical, dental, & vision plans. All coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Time Off: 20 days of vacation per year
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, classes at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
  • Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
  • Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, nutrition, meditation, and complimentary health services.

Where You Can Apply:

 Applications, assembled as single PDF files, should contain a complete resume, cover letter describing research interests and goals, full list of publications, copies of up to three relevant scientific papers, as well as the names and contact information of three references (expected to provide letters of recommendation). Applications should be sent to faculty_postdocs@wyss.harvard.edu using the subject line “ENGINEERED CELL-BASED THERAPEUTICS APPLICATION.”

Working Conditions

Harvard requires COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/.


Assistant Director of Research Administration

As department leader, the Assistant Director of Research Administration brings to the position extensive experience with the grant-making cycle and the ability to design, implement and monitor workflow processes and procedures. The ADRA will also be responsible for helping to build internal competencies and confidence of the grants managers within the department. The Assistant Director of Research Administration is responsible for providing technical expertise for both pre- and post-award grants management in a fast-paced and dynamic research environment.
We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal communication skills. The Assistant Director of Research Administration will partner with the faculty in applying for potential funding opportunities. They will review all
pre-award submissions prior to signing off by the department manager. They will interpret and advise research staff and Faculty on the university, federal and sponsor policies and guidelines relating to research administration. They will be responsible for generating and providing pre- and post-award financial metrics and analysis to Faculty and department managers. They will have signing authority for department standard grants and subcontracts.
They will work in the department leadership to develop and implement departmental grants management training and coordinate the training of new hires, including documentation and implementation of departmental best practices.  They will serve as direct supervisor for 2 business office staff members.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required
  • Minimum of 5 years’ relevant work experience
  • Advanced knowledge of sponsored research regulations

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Previous experience supervising staff is desirable.
  • Advanced Accounting or Business Degree preferred.
  • Must be self-directed and able to prioritize duties and meet multiple deadlines.
  • Must be able to use a high degree of judgment and make sound independent decisions.
  • High level of attention to detail and ability to multitask is required.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are essential.
  • Needs to be able to work independently with minimal supervision, and handle complex and confidential information with discretion.

Working Conditions

  • Work is performed in an office setting

Additional Information

This position is based in Boston and some in-person on-campus work will be required, and flexible/remote work is an option. Any remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA*, CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT). Individual flexible and remote work options for this role will be discussed during the interview process. *Note: Harvard employees working in California must be exempt.

The University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

More information.


Senior Grants Manager

Position Description
The Department of Genetics at Harvard Medical School seeks a talented and enthusiastic individual to join our growing community as a Senior Grants Manager. As a manager of sponsored and research projects, this individual will administer pre- and post-award aspects of a complex portfolio for interdisciplinary faculty whose funding sources range from NSF, DoD, DOE, NIH, ONR, DARPA, and other federal and private sources. She/he will work directly with senior and junior faculty members and their labs to create and submit proposals, create budgets, authorize and approve expenditures, review monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports, forecast financial scenarios and make sound recommendations for spending plans. The Senior Grants Manager may also be expected to participate in sponsor update and kickoff meetings, present financial data to sponsors, and function as a member of a given project team when required. The Senior Grants Manager will work independently in a large research department environment, but will also support the Genetics Business Office team and be expected to participate in special projects to support the Department. S/he will provide an outstanding level of customer service to a broad customer base on a wide range of very complex pre- and post-award, sponsored, and compliance issues. She/he will provide a management-level liaison with other university offices, the financial offices of relevant HU departments as well as other universities connected to the lab’s research programs, and with industrial biotech interests. She/he will work closely with collaborators on funding opportunities and joint ventures.

The pre-award responsibilities for the Senior Grants Manager position include identifying and disseminating funding opportunities, proposal and budget creation and development, application submission, and liaising with the HMS Sponsored Research Administration, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Office of Technology Development on industry-sponsored research agreements, as well as collaborators at other academic and start-up institutions.

Post-award responsibilities include overseeing and managing funds and communicating with the lab. She/he will work closely with the lab and department on the monthly expenditure reconciliation, interpreting and applying financial and compliance-related policies, ongoing monitoring of special terms and conditions, and preparing financial updates for Principal Investigator, sponsors, the department, and Harvard central offices. In addition, the other duties include the preparation of agreements, and drafting of other research-related documents (billing agreements, etc.). The candidate will also update personnel funding and will work with the PI to determine the funding. In addition, the candidate will work with the PI on all effort certifications.

This position will use a high degree of judgment and problem-solving skills to communicate and apply Department, University, and sponsor guidelines throughout the sponsored project life cycle. The individual will be working closely with Genetics and HHMI staff, post-docs, and students, as well as other HMS departments and University administration offices -- requiring excellent written and verbal communication skills. He/she will contribute to the development of lab-specific procedures and policies, both financial and operational. S/he will also work with lab personnel and the department Research Operations Manager to ensure research equipment
and space are managed appropriately.

Basic Qualifications

  • Five or more years of experience in sponsored research administration or related experience required. Higher education may count toward years of experience.
  • Additional Qualifications and Skills
  • Bachelor's degree preferably in finance or accounting.
  • Exceptional customer service skills required.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate (verbal and written).
  • Computer proficiency in Excel and Word with a strong desire and aptitude to learn complex data query tools.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with attention to detail and accuracy essential.
  • Ability to handle confidential information/materials with discretion.
  • Experience with ORACLE financial systems as well as knowledge of Harvard's financial applications preferred.
  • Ability to manage multiple shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment

Additional Information
This Staff role may start as a remote position due to the COVID-19 pandemic and while
restrictions are still in place. The current remote nature of this role is considered temporary and
may change as the University continues to evaluate options. While we continue to monitor the
evolving COVID-19 guidelines, local on-campus work may be expected for some roles. Harvard
Medical School does support flexible schedules, subject to individual departments’ business
needs. All remote work must be performed within a state in which Harvard is registered to do
business (CA (exempt roles only), CT, MA, MD, ME, NH, NY, RI, and VT).

More information here.


Research Assistant I Lab

Job Summary

This is a research assistant I position in Prof. George Church’s group, where you will be working with a senior postdoc in the field of Genetic code Expansion.

This is a good opportunity if you are interested in synthetic biology & chemical biology projects, with a potential for altering one of the oldest languages (billion year) in the world, the language of the triplet genetic codon that dictates how proteins are made by all living cells. Proteins with facile and augmented chemical properties can be generated by genetic incorporation of non-standard amino acids (nsAA), beyond the lexicon of the 20 standard amino acids. The nsAAs can be used to enhance catalytic activity of enzymes, build augmented materials and therapeutics. 
You will have the opportunities to work with senior researchers on several aspects of expanding the genetic code i.e generating Ribosome variants, engineering E.coli strains, developing directed evolution pipelines, and engineering orthogonal enzymes.

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities will include in-silico modeling of enzymes using structural approaches (Rosetta) and using rational protein engineering to construct libraries for high-throughput screening. Additionally, tasks will involve streamlining analyses of large NGS datasets from the screens
to discover statistically enriched patterns. Interesting hits from the screens will be pursued for further experimental characterization through a range of plate-reader assays, LC-MS, or other in-vitro bio-assays. 
The RA should uphold Good Laboratory Practices and diligently document experiments and data in both physical and electronic laboratory notebooks.

What we offer:
1. You will have the opportunity to work with senior lab members, participate in lab group meetings and network with a number of scientific leaders that could help in career development.
2. Candidates with an entrepreneurial attitude will be viewed positively and you will have the opportunity to potentially get involved in venture creation with the senior researchers during the course of the project.
3. Applications from historically underrepresented groups and minorities will be considered favorably.

Basic Qualifications

At least one year related work experience (relevant course work may count towards experience).

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Bachelor's or Master’s degree preferred.
1. While students with a background in one of the following: Chemical Engineering, Chemical Biology, Bioinformatics, Systems Biology Biochemistry & Molecular Biology will suit the demands of the project, we welcome applications from diverse quantitative training backgrounds (eg; Physics, Engineering, Computer science) who would like to work in an interdisciplinary setting. Students with working experience in any laboratory setting of at least six months will be viewed favorably.
2. Experience in protein library design, genetic or metabolic engineering and next-gen sequencing analysis will be viewed favorably.
3. Experience working in a startup or industry will be an advantage.
4. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Experience with coding (eg; Python, R) is essential.

Additional Information

This is a one-year term position, fully benefits eligible, with possibility of extension contingent on work performance and continued funding to support the position.

Harvard requires COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/

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.


Research Assistant I Lab

Job-Specific Responsibilities:

The Seidman lab is known for their work on the genetic basis of cardiovascular disease, including congenital heart disease. They are members of a multicenter consortium that has enrolled a large cohort of participants with congenital heart disease. The lab has a wide range of expertise and interests, including computational genomics, gene editing, and animal or human induced pluripotent stem cell models of heart development. We are looking for someone to assist in our research, including functional validation of potentially pathogenic variants. 

The individual will work under specific direction, to prepare and maintain material for laboratory analysis according to established technical procedures.

Duties may include:
- Operating scientific equipment.
- Maintaining cultures and other experimental matter.
- Performing standard experimental tests and procedures.
- Performing related job duties as required.
- Recording results of experiments according to standard laboratory techniques.
- Presenting experimental results at lab meetings

Basic Qualifications

College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in a related discipline.  At least one year related work experience (relevant course work may count towards experience).

Additional Qualifications and Skills

Demonstrated abilities in basic laboratory techniques helpful, but not required. Exposure to applicable computer technologies, including specific software applications, may be required. Appropriate communications skills required. 
Working Conditions: May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment.
May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials.

Additional Information

This is a one-year, fully benefits eligible, term position with possibility of extension contingent on work performance and continued funding to support the position.

Harvard requires COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement, exemptions, and verification of vaccination status may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/

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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Research Assistant I - Kim Lab

The Stem Cell Program at Boston Children's Hospital seeks applications from highly motivated candidates for the position of Research Assistant I in the Carla Kim Laboratory, which is focused on the study of lung stem cell biology, regenerative medicine and lung cancer research. Candidate will have the opportunity to support multiple research projects and will conduct a variety of techniques such as DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, immunohistochemistry, molecular cloning, tissue culture and other molecular biology techniques. Further responsibilities include purchasing and maintenance of laboratory stocks, animal colony management and husbandry, equipment maintenance and establishment of procedures and maintenance of records and documentation to ensure laboratory's compliance with institutional and federal guidelines in health, safety and animal regulations.

This is an excellent transition opportunity for a recent college graduate interested in pursuing further graduate or medical education after 2 years. Previous Kim lab assistants have been co-authors on several papers and are now enrolled in highly competitive medical and graduate school programs.

Responsibilities: 

  • Under immediate supervision, performs a variety of routine and specialized laboratory experimental, specimen preparations and experimental procedures for the purpose of research. Assists in the use of specialized laboratory equipment and analysis of data generated by this equipment
  • According to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules, performs a variety of routine laboratory experiments and procedures, utilizing standard laboratory equipment, recording and checking results for completeness and accuracy.
  • Assists in troubleshooting procedures if experimental results are unexpected or quality of specimens is poor.
  • Performs the following techniques typically required for the laboratory/study:
    • Maintains records of results and methodologies in a log of work performed.
    • Maintains equipment, lab area and supplies in a neat professional manner.
    • Sterilize and clean glassware, prepare media and other materials using appropriate procedures.
    • Inventories supplies alerts supervisor to needed supplies, or mixes standard reagents.
    • Processes order for supplies and/or animals. Attends courses in safety procedures for handling, storage and disposal of biohazardous, flammable, corrosive and toxic materials.
    • Carries out all laboratory activities in compliance with applicable regulations and protocols.
  • Conducts literature searches and reviews, compiling information for journals and suggesting uses for new techniques to the P.I.
  • Attends courses, lectures and conferences to further own knowledge of research and laboratory techniques, consulting with other researchers and technicians to exchange information
  • Contributes to the team within and between departments and organizations.

To qualify, you must have:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences, biochemistry, chemistry, or a closely related field.
  • Specific experience with molecular biology, biochemistry, tissue culture and/or laboratory animals is a plus.
  • Outstanding analytical and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Analytical skills to resolve problems that require the use of basic scientific, mathematical, or technical principles.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

BCH offers competitive compensation and benefits, including a rotating days/evenings and week-end schedule, affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off).

Apply here.


Research Administrator I/II

Boston Children’s Hospital
Medicine-Hematology/Oncology – Stem Cell Program

At Boston Children’s Hospital, the quality of our care – and our inclusive hospital working environment – lies in the diversity of our people. With patients from local communities and 160 countries around the world, we’re committed to reflecting the spectrum of their cultures, while opening doors of opportunity for our team. Here, different talents pursue common goals. Voices are heard and ideas are shared. Join us, and discover how your unique contributions can change lives. Yours included.

Under the general direction of the Administrative Manager in the Stem Cell Program, Boston Children’s Hospital, this position will work closely with designated Principal Investigators to manage the pre and post-award functions for federal, state, corporate, and private foundation sponsored funds, subcontracts, and/or projects supported by discretionary and endowment funds. Prepares grant applications, coordinates required institutional reviews and approvals, and works with Principal Investigators to ensure timely submission of funding proposals. Processes financial transactions according to established policies and procedures.  Utilizes hospital financial systems to process and monitor financial transactions and reports. May oversee departmental administration of effort reporting and ensures timely submission of completed effort reports. Conduct subrecipient monitoring as needed. May have signature authority on restricted funds.

This Research Administrator II will be responsible for:

  • Performing pre-award functions such as assisting Principal Investigators in completion of grant proposals, including budget development, drafting administrative sections, collecting materials, and obtaining institutional review/approval.
  • Performing post-award functions such as allocation of research labor costs across funding sources consistent with level of research effort and approves purchase requisitions. Coordinates departmental research effort reporting and ensures timely submission of certified effort reports in compliance with sponsor and institutional guidelines. Uses institutional resources to maintain department records of grant awards and agreements. Ensures timely renewal of grant and subcontracts and/or orderly closeout of completed sponsored activities.
  • Assisting research staff in identifying sources of funding by maintaining knowledge of agency programs and disseminating information to staff.
  • Working with appropriate central offices (Research Administration, Research Finance, Accounts Payable, etc.) to submit sponsor reports, troubleshoot, and resolve matters.
  • Working with investigators to develop annual research/clinical trial budgets; reconciles monthly expenses to budget; forecasts over/under expenditures and provides regular status reports to the Principal Investigator. Performs other financial analysis as needed.

To qualify, you must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of Research Administration experience required or 4 years of Research Administration experience may substitute for degree.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and database applications.
  • Ability to independently seek out answers from the appropriate federal compliance and regulatory resource(s) and/or the hospital technical expert(s).

This position is eligible for an Employee Referral Bonus.
Willing to consider candidates with less experience.
Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

BCH offers competitive compensation and benefits.

Boston Children’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

To Apply: Research Administrator I/II


Researcher II/Lab Manager in Church Lab

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Wyss Institute
The Church Lab invites applications for an immediate opening for a Research Scientist/Lab Manager. 

Our research focuses  on new technologies for genomic & proteomic measurement, synthesis and modeling of biomedical & ecological systems -- in particular, personal genomics and biofuels. We have developed next-generation sequencing methods to analyze the output of combinatorial selections as well as comprehensive gene-environment-trait data for affordable personalized medicine. We reprogram human skin-derived pluripotent skin cells to connect cis-regulatory motif variants in populations to allele-specific and cell-type-specific RNA measures and further to causal effects on cell and larger-scale morphologies. We are developing tools for connecting functional microbiomics with (VDJ-ome) immune responses.

This position will have responsibility for daily research operations of leading a biomedical research laboratory in the Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics. Additionally, the individual will be responsible for the experimental design and execution of research projects relating to the work in the Church lab, which includes helping to provide research guidance to members of the research lab. Will assist lab members with obtaining required approvals for research involving biohazards, animals (IACUC), or human subjects (IRB). May help prepare scientific progress reports and grant proposals. This position will also be responsible for ensuring adherence to all appropriate safety regulations and performing and tracking safety training of lab members.  Additional duties will include the implementation of HMS, Department and Lab policies which include data management, MTAs and other lab compliance responsibilities. Other duties may include managing weekly lab supply inventory, allocating/purchasing as needed, and serving as first-line approver of purchase requests.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required. Three + years of progressively responsible research/lab management, ideally in a biomedical/life sciences laboratory.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

PhD preferred
 • 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.

Additional Information

This is a 1-year term position with strong possibility of extension, contingent on work performance and continued funding to support the position.

Offer contingent on successful completion of pre-placement medical evaluation.

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

More information and application here


Researcher II/Lab Manager in Church Lab

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Wyss Institute
The Church Lab invites applications for an immediate opening for a Research Scientist/Lab Manager. 

Our research focuses  on new technologies for genomic & proteomic measurement, synthesis and modeling of biomedical & ecological systems -- in particular, personal genomics and biofuels. We have developed next-generation sequencing methods to analyze the output of combinatorial selections as well as comprehensive gene-environment-trait data for affordable personalized medicine. We reprogram human skin-derived pluripotent skin cells to connect cis-regulatory motif variants in populations to allele-specific and cell-type-specific RNA measures and further to causal effects on cell and larger-scale morphologies. We are developing tools for connecting functional microbiomics with (VDJ-ome) immune responses.

This position will have responsibility for daily research operations of leading a biomedical research laboratory in the Harvard Medical School Department of Genetics. Additionally, the individual will be responsible for the experimental design and execution of research projects relating to the work in the Church lab, which includes helping to provide research guidance to members of the research lab. Will assist lab members with obtaining required approvals for research involving biohazards, animals (IACUC), or human subjects (IRB). May help prepare scientific progress reports and grant proposals. This position will also be responsible for ensuring adherence to all appropriate safety regulations and performing and tracking safety training of lab members.  Additional duties will include the implementation of HMS, Department and Lab policies which include data management, MTAs and other lab compliance responsibilities. Other duties may include managing weekly lab supply inventory, allocating/purchasing as needed, and serving as first-line approver of purchase requests.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor's degree required. Three + years of progressively responsible research/lab management, ideally in a biomedical/life sciences laboratory.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

PhD preferred
 • 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.

Additional Information

This is a 1-year term position with strong possibility of extension, contingent on work performance and continued funding to support the position.

Offer contingent on successful completion of pre-placement medical evaluation.

Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/

Please note that we are currently conducting a majority of interviews and onboarding remotely and virtually. We appreciate your understanding.

We are committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture of faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds, styles, abilities, and motivations. We appreciate and leverage the capabilities, insights, and ideas of all individuals. Harvard Medical School Mission and Community Values

More information and application here


Postdoctoral Position as Image Analyst for Spatial Genomics 

We are seeking computational experts to join the laboratory of Ting Wu (Harvard Medical School) in their CEGS (NIH/NHGRI) journey to image, analyze, and model the human genome at super-resolution. Individuals with extensive computational experience as well as a penchant for innovating and applying tools at all levels of imaging (from high throughput feature extraction and image processing to image analysis and modeling) are encouraged to apply. A strong sense of collaboration and high levels of self-motivation, creativity, and open-mindedness will be appreciated. Experience in machine learning will be advantageous. Candidates can anticipate joining an interdisciplinary team of geneticists, microscopists, chemists, engineers, physicists, and computational experts. We are excited to meet you at the interface of computation, experimentation, and theory.
Qualifications:
• Expertise in Computational Biology, Data Science, Statistics, and/or related fields.
• Proficiency in Python, R, and cloud/cluster computing.
• Familiarity with Machine Learning, Neural Networks, and/or Artificial Intelligence for building, testing, and evaluating predictive and classification models.
• Strong presentation and communication skills both verbal and written. For immediate consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume to Sarah Aufmkolk, Ph.D. (Sarah_Aufmkolk(at)hms(dot)harvard(dot)edu.

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.

Disclaimer: Harvard will require COVID vaccination for all Harvard community members who will have any on-campus presence. Individuals may claim exemption
from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exceptions may be
found at the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage: http://www.harvard.edu/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine-information/


Multiple PhD Positions at the Dana Farber Center for Protein Degradation

Please find information about the center here: https://cpd.dana-farber.org/

And information on the positions here:https://careers.dana-farber.org/job/biology-scientist-center-for-protein-degradation-research-technician-scientist-boston-ma-23933/

You can also email your CV directly to Nikki Kong:

nikki_kong@dfci.harvard.edu