Boston, Massachusetts

Job Posting Description

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.

A research lab manager position is available in the Sahin Laboratory. The Sahin Lab focuses on translational research in rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorders, primary Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. Position will assist in the management of financial, research and operational activities of a dynamic research laboratory. 

Primary responsibilities:
Operations: 

  • Safety, orientation, and protocol training of new staff. Observe and enforce regulatory safety guidelines; ensure proper disposal of chemical and biological waste.

  • Maintenance and compliance with regulatory protocols including animal care (IACUC) protocols and human tissue (IBC) protocols.

  • Oversee of laboratory operations, including laboratory meetings, Research Assistant employment, and laboratory resources.

  • Supervise junior Research Assistants, training and experimental responsibilities.

Research: 

  • Molecular biology including DNA preparation from bacterial culture, RNA preparation from cells and tissue, PCR, cryostat sectioning and IHC staining, Western blotting and confocal imaging.

  • Derive and maintain rat embryonic neuronal cultures.

  • Supervise the maintenance of genetically modified animal lines, including breeding, genotyping and identification.

  • Perform in vivo behavioral experiments, including drug, behavioral experiments, perfusion and tissue dissection in conjunction with the Core facilities and Research Assistants.

  • Supervise and conduct laboratory maintenance, including preparation of common lab stock solutions, glassware and plasticware availability, sterile TC equipment, routine freezer defrosting.

  • Facilitate data archiving and sample storage to promote continuity of research.

Financial: 

  • Assist with the preparation of research grants, overseeing administrative and budget components.

  • Ordering, including purchasing and service agreements. Develop and foster vendor contacts, obtain discount pricing, schedule maintenance and repairs of equipment. Supervise stock inventory, ensuring availability at all times. Receive, inspect, and verify deliveries. Maintain inventory of equipment and supplies.

Requirements:

- Bachelor's degree in a science related field AND a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience OR Master of Science AND 5 years of relevant experience with progressive increasing responsibility in a laboratory research setting.
- analytical skills to resolve complex problems requiring the use of scientific, mathematical, or technical principles and in‑depth, experience‑based knowledge.
- ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing including assigning and distributing work, enforcing policies, conduct performance reviews, and counsel employees with performance and/or disciplinary issues. Ability to write detailed reports and proposals.

Please note: During a public health emergency, individuals in this role may be expected to take on additional duties to respond to organizational needs.

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.

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Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Children's Hospital is a 404-bed comprehensive center for pediatric health care. As one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States, Boston Children's offers a complete range of health care services for children from birth through 21 years of age. (Our services can begin interventions at 15 weeks gestation and in some situations we also treat adults.)

We have approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions each year and our 200+ specialized clinical programs schedule 557,000 visits annually. Last year, the hospital performed more than 26,500 surgical procedures and 214,000 radiological examinations.

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