Lab Manager - Kadoch Lab

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450 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215

Research Technician/Scientist

Employment Type:
Full time

Work Location:
Onsite:Up to 1 day remote/wk


The Kadoch Lab is seeking a full-time lab manager, who is able make a 3-year-minimum commitment to the position. This individual will oversee all research laboratory operations, including reagent and data organization, supply sourcing and ordering, environmental health and safety compliance, equipment maintenance, and new personnel training.

The Kadoch Laboratory at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and the Broad Institute is a vibrant research team focused on epigenetics and chromatin regulation in the context of human disease. Our lab uses multidisciplinary approaches including biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, chemical biology, and functional genomics to explore the mechanisms of chromatin remodeling complexes, which are frequently mutated in human cancers and other diseases. Our exciting and diverse set of projects involve collaborations across the Harvard and MIT centers in Boston and Cambridge as well as many outside labs at top institutions around the world.

Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. We strive to create an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment where we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all backgrounds, and design programs to promote public health particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. We conduct groundbreaking research that advances treatment, we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers, and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.


This individual will support the principal investigator (Dr. Cigall Kadoch), research lab staff, and trainees in the execution and maintenance of all research operations. This individual will:

  • organize and perform a broad range of laboratory experiments;
  • identify, negotiate price, and purchase lab reagents and complex equipment;
  • routinely assess reagent and equipment needs;
  • schedule equipment maintenance and repairs;
  • assist with the maintenance of and upgrades to lab directories, data, and resource repositories, as well as other online resources;
  • perform experiments and data analysis, and carefully document all experimental protocols;
  • utilize routine techniques for monitoring the safety of lab personnel and space, including an active cell and tissue culture facility;
  • implement protocols and ensure all lab members are trained according to policies set by DFCI’s Environmental Health & Safety office;
  • serve as the primary resource for lab members on key research techniques central to the lab’s area of biology;
  • onboard new laboratory staff, particularly technicians, graduate students, and postdocs;
  • train lab members in equipment operation and research techniques; and
  • perform other duties as requested.


Candidates must have the following qualifications:

  • B.S./B.A. degree required, M.S./M.A. or Ph.D. preferred
  • Degree in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or related field
  • At least 4 years of specialized lab experience
  • Extremely strong organizational and communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively independently and with a diverse group of people
  • Proficiency with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and various online data organization portals
  • Thorough understanding of research
  • Broad knowledge relevant to our lab’s efforts (the Kadoch Lab is centered in the areas of protein biochemistry, molecular biology, gene regulation, gene expression, chromatin remodeling, cancer biology, and cell culture systems.)

At Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, we work every day to create an innovative, caring, and inclusive environment where every patient, family, and staff member feels they belong.  As relentless as we are in our mission to reduce the burden of cancer for all, we are equally committed to diversifying our faculty and staff.  Cancer knows no boundaries and when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals, neither do we. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply.

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

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