Under the direction of Ramnik Xavier, helps meet the goals of the lab to use genetic, structural, computational, and animal models, to define the mechanisms controlling inflammation and immunity.
An important role is in maintaining and developing lab infrastructure and supervising the day-to-day wet lab operations. This involves maintaining an up to date group-wide reagent inventory (e.g., plasmids, antibodies, cell lines) and day-to-day procurement of materials and reagents, as well as supervising procurement and maintenance of large equipment/instruments. Works with the scientists to help coordinate both internal and collaborative projects in the lab - this involves attending lab meetings (post docs and grad students) as well as meetings with collaborators (including external to the Broad) to help coordinate the work, either lab or computational, done by lab staff.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Manages lab operations
- Develops and maintains lab infrastructure
- Supervises lab staff and helps hire/recruit new lab staff
- Assists with the submission of IRB documentation, material transfer agreements and data access agreements and other required documentation
- Works with project lead scientists to manage changes in timelines, deliverables and budget as needed to meet scientific goals of project
- Effectively work across various platforms and programs (within the Institute) to achieve results
- Consults with literature and other scientific staff as needed to maintain high level of professional expertise
- Uses scientific knowledge and expertise in scientific techniques to design and coordinate bench level experiments. Techniques vary in accordance to team goals.
- Coordinates, investigates, and creates the development of new methods and technologies for project advancement
- Bachelor’s in life sciences (5 years experience) or Master’s (3 years experience)
- Must be able to solve problems in a creative and effective way
- Must demonstrate the ability to exercise judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results
- Must have served in a supervisory role
- Must have superb organizational skills
- Must have experience in budgeting, including monitoring and projecting
- Experience with maintaining and manipulating mammalian cells, proteomics, RNA-seq, and library construction is highly desirable.
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with all levels of staff and with external contacts in a fast paced environment required.
- Exceptional organizational and critical thinking skills, lab notebook practices and attention to detail are essential.