Laboratory Manager - Sabatini Lab
| Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)|
United States, Massachusetts, Boston
|September 20, 2022|
Primary Work Address: Dept. of Genetics, Boston, MA, 02115
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We are seeking an organized, dependable Laboratory Manager to join the lab team of Dr. Bernardo Sabatini on-site at Harvard Medical School in Boston. The Sabatini lab seeks to uncover the mechanisms of synapse and circuit plasticity that permit new behaviors to be learned and refined. They are interested in the developmental changes that occur after birth that make learning possible as well as in the circuit changes that are triggered by the process of learning. More information about the team and their research can be found by visiting
The Lab Manager will hold an integral role within the lab - directing the day-to-day operations involved in running the lab and serving as the liaison between the lab and various external partners. The successful candidate for this position is someone who is highly organized, has impeccable follow through, outstanding communication skills, and a strong growth mindset. This is an opportunity to have a tremendous impact on science in a large, internationally recognized molecular neurobiology research laboratory by ensuring a positive and encouraging work environment that fosters a strong and cohesive team. In addition to operational management, the Lab Manager may also participate in the research efforts of the laboratory and occasionally contribute to scientific manuscripts - performing these activities will be based on the chosen candidate's preferences and career aspirations.
The Lab Manager will be expected to work on-site in the lab on a day-to-day basis, but there is opportunity for some occasional remote work if desired once the chosen candidate has become acclimated to their responsibilities.
Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet). Work may involve possible exposure to malodorous vapors, low dose radiation, contamination by toxic chemicals and acids and presence of carcinogenic substances.
Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.
This job description sets forth the job's principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word "may," the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are "essential functions" of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.
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