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Research Technologist / Lab Operations Management

Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) – Cambridge, MA

Employing Hospital and Department: Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard
Summary:The Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard, seeks to establish a model of scientific collaboration that links clinical, translational and basic science to tackle the greatest global health challenges related to infectious disease research.
The Ragon Institute is a results-oriented group of highly motivated scientists from the field of immunology, virology, genetics, vaccinology, and technology development. At every level, we value intelligence, teamwork, dedication and creativity, and were always looking for people with those skills who thrive in teams and dynamic environments.
A position is open to support the Biosafety Operations Manager to efficiently run the Ragon Institutes laboratories. This position will help to coordinate the technological activities of a scientific and research group in relation to the operation of specialized laboratories and facility spaces. The Institute has a large operational laboratory space with 14 Tissue Culture labs and large benches space. We have 15 Principal Investigators with groups of 6-12 people. The position requires 100% FTE to support the daily functions of the laboratory and facility, including but not limited to building maintenance, general equipment maintenance/repair, support of all general lab cold storage in the laboratories; and attendance at monthly meetings with lab managers and/or lab representatives. This position will provide administrative support to ensure that all labs are functioning efficiently and effectively.
Job Duties:
  • General oversight of each floor duties assigned to technicians
  • Tissue Culture (TC) Room management
  • Molecular Lab Space management
    • Pre-PCR Room
    • Gel Electrophoresis
    • PCR machines
  • Freezer space/operations (-80, LN, environmental rooms)
  • Lab Coat laundering management
  • Autoclave functioning and maintenance and proper training of incoming staff
  • Overseeing safety adherence
  • General floor maintenance and ensuring that appropriate staff have access to the TC room
  • Lab inspections for adherence to safety protocols
  • Working closely with the Biosafety Operations Manager and Lab Managers to ensure that lab staff are following policies and procedure
  • Coordinate operational policies and procedures and work closely with research staff on issues which impact laboratory services
  • Upkeep of all emergency contact/equipment contact lists
  • Assist with planning and conducting meetings with labs to ensure compliance with established practices, to implement new policies and to keep employee abreast of current practice and standards
  • Assure that all workers are properly train in laboratory practice and operating equipment. Responsible for keeping a well-maintained log of training
  • Responsible for maintaining laboratory inventory, establishing preventative maintenance schedule for equipment; overseeing computerized records system
  • Conduct new employee laboratory orientation on each floor
  • Liaise with safety team for pertinent chemical, biosafety, waste disposal and fire safety procedures
  • Assist and coordinate any on-site vendor/service/repair needs
  • Assist and manage equipment inventory with warranty and service contracts
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Bachelors degree in scientific discipline
  • Minimum of 3 years of laboratory experience. Experience must include working in the Tissue Culture and on the bench
  • Must be able to multi-task proficiently
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and ability to perform as a team member
  • Some occasional weekend or evening flexibility may be required

EEO Statement Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
Primary Location: MA-Cambridge-400 Technology - MGH Work Locations: 400 Technology - MGH 400 Technology Square Cambridge 02139 Job: Technician/Technologist/Scientist Organization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) Schedule: Full-time Standard Hours: 40 Shift: Day Job Employee Status: Regular Recruiting Department: MGH AIDS Research Center Job Posting: Sep 18, 2019

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