Situated in the Department of Genetics and Complex Diseases at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Farese & Walther lab uses multiple approaches and cutting-edge technologies to characterize the enzymes that facilitate the formation of lipid droplets, and to investigate the mechanisms by which lipid droplets expand and shrink in response to energy fluctuations. Dysfunctional fat storage is an underlying theme of many metabolic diseases, including atherosclerosis, fatty liver disease, and lipodystrophy, so unraveling these pathways has the potential to identify new therapeutic targets that are broadly applicable.
The Research Project Coordinator will:
- Work with Drs. Farese and Walther to develop complex scientific material for federal and foundation grant applications, and will collaborate with grant administrators to coordinate timely submissions - Provide day-to-day guidance on administrative matters - Oversee lab operations, including tracking laboratory monthly expenses and may act on behalf of Drs. Farese and Walther on financial and project workflow decisions - Be responsible for creating agendas for lab visitors as well as potential postdoctoral fellow candidate presentations - Manage several lab and PI-related calendars - Schedule conference rooms; provide audiovisual support; order catering - Coordinate travel; maintain electronic and paper files; order office and lab supplies - Prepare manuscript submissions - Process expense reimbursements and corporate card - Coordinate the new hire process for the laboratory, and maintain the lab website - Other duties as assigned
As a key point person for the Farese & Walther lab, the Research Project Coordinator will liaise between the lab, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and the department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 055
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
5+ years of related experience; a combination of education and experience may be considered.
Please Note: Finalists may be required to complete a writing assignment or provide a writing sample. If you need an accommodation, please feel free to let the interviewer know.
- Masters degree in biology or other science/engineering field is preferred, PhD is a strong plus. The ideal candidate has scientific training and considerable experience working in a biology lab, and a desire to work in the operations, communications, and information/data management of a large biology laboratory.
- Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, EndNote and PubMed essential. Must have experience in drafting manuscripts and funding proposals, including development of figures and images for scientific communications. Experience using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Web page management required.
- Excellent technical, analytical, computer, organizational, and problem-solving skills. Strong interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills; experience with working independently, under supervision and as part of a team; experience organizing work, defining priorities, taking initiative, and meeting deadlines. Proficiency in graphic design and manuscript production strongly preferred.
- The ideal candidate will possess extremely high emotional intelligence, be a quick learner that asks targeted questions, expresses a positive outlook, and has a sense of humor. S/he will seek continuous improvement in work processes and will have the ability to juggle multiple priorities. An appreciation of basic science and the role it plays in addressing public health issues is helpful.
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, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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