Research Associate: Biomedical Sciences Lab and Research Manager

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
06 Dec 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Department/Area Genetics and Complex Diseases

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with significant experience in molecular and cellular biology and/or mouse genetics to join our dynamic research team. The successful candidate will play an integral role in ongoing studies exploring how the PI3K-mTOR signaling network is altered in cancer, diabetes, and aging, and how targeting components of the signaling network might lead to new insights into how to treat or prevent these conditions. Research is particularly focused on how this signaling network is integrated with metabolic networks to control cell growth and systemic nutrient metabolism. Ongoing studies employ genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, and animal models combined with unbiased systems-level tools, including genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics. For more information about Dr. Brendan Manning’s lab, please visit: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/brendan-manning/manning-lab/

The lab and research manager will be expected to be an integral part of the Manning lab team of researchers, actively participating in regular laboratory meetings, discussions, and publications. It is expected that s/he will contribute to the advancement of research projects central to the laboratory while at the same time advancing his or her research skills and development as a scientist. In addition to contributing to research endeavors, the appointee will also be responsible for managing daily operations of the lab. Management duties will include overseeing the ordering of supplies and lab spending, maintaining laboratory equipment, managing laboratory collections (e.g., mouse models, cell lines, antibodies, plasmids) and databases, overseeing compliance issues, designating lab duties for personnel, and onboarding/training of new personnel in standard laboratory practices and safety procedures.

Basic Qualifications

PhD in biology or related field 5+ years in a research laboratory, with strong technical knowledge

Additional Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess excellent organizational skills and be able to prioritize and manage several tasks simultaneously. S/he will possess exceptional people skills, including the ability and willingness to work closely with colleagues as a team. Experience working with individuals with diverse backgrounds, and an openness to consider new ideas are important to success. Strong written and oral communication skills are key to success in both the research and management aspects of this position.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following items to apply for this position:

  1. Cover letter describing research and/or lab management experience (optional)
  2. CV
  3. List of three references

Contact Information kwright@hsph.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer 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.


Minimum Number of References Required 3