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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Manager, Research Lab in Boston, Massachusetts

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Manager, Research Lab

Department Description:We are a Translational MRI Research Division. Our research involves developing new MRI scanning methods, testing them in patients and normal subjects, and using MRI for studies of diseases and their treatment.

Job Location:Boston, MA

Req ID:32266BR

Job Summary:Responsible for the daily operations of the laboratory including both administrative duties and direct involvement in the research endeavors of the lab.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Independently responsible for the daily operations of the laboratory including both administrative duties and direct involvement in the research endeavors of the lab. (essential)

  2. Coordinates and oversees the work of research personnel; implements research schedules and ensures the quality of lab procedures. (essential)

  3. Remains current in the technologies used in the lab and participates in improving operations of the lab, both administratively and scientifically. Recommends and implements changes. (essential)

  4. Supervises, orients and trains staff; ensures compliance to lab safety guidelines and accurate record keeping. May oversee lab equipment needs, inventory and the ordering of common lab supplies. . (essential)

  5. Establish and update written procedures for facility usage, scheduling, billing, and safety.

  6. Ensure the smooth running of the MRI research department by developing systems to track projects including all study, investigator and ethical review board information, patient recruitment activity and scanner utilization.

  7. Manage facility finances including budget planning, resource allocation and preparation of quarterly reports.

  8. Interface with research facility users to develop budgets and procedures for imaging studies.

  9. Promote facility use through outreach to local research community.

  10. Host study specific meetings; attend various operational meetings and bimonthly departmental group meetings, lead discussions on research and administrative procedures.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or Related Field required. Master's degree preferred.

  • 5-8 years related work experience required.

  • BA/BS and 5-7 years' progressively more resonsible experience OR MA/MS and 5+ years experience

  • Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.


  • Decision Making:Ability to make decisions that are guided by precedents, policies and objectives. Regularly makes decisions and recommendations on issues affecting a department or functional area.

  • Problem Solving:Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.

  • Independence of Action:Ability to follow precedents and procedures. May set priorities and organize work within general guidelines. Seeks assistance when confronted with difficult and/or unpredictable situations. Work progress is monitored by supervisor/manager.

  • Written Communications:Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.

  • Oral Communications:Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

  • Knowledge:Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.

  • Team Work:Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.

  • Customer Service:Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally