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Beth Israel Lahey Health Research Lab Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

When you join the growing BILH team, you're not just taking a job, you’re making a difference in people’s lives.

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Day (United States of America)

This position is for the Mass Spectrometry Core. The Mass Spectrometry Core specializes in a targeted and non-targeted mass spectrometry based proteomics approach and metabolomics/lipidomics profiling by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/ MS). The Core’s specialty is targeted polar metabolomics analysis of all tissue and cells types, untargeted lipidomics profiling and the analysis of immunopurified peptides, proteins, protein complexes, in particular mapping and quantifying phosphorylation and other post-translational modifications involved in cellular signaling on a global and sub-complex scale using enrichment and TMT isotopic labeling reagents.

This information is then used to assemble functional protein networks. Using leading-edge mass spectrometry instrumentation including high resolution orbitraps, ion traps, and hybrid triple quadrupoles, the Core provides investigators with protein complex identification and quantification, identification and quantification of post- translational modifications, and quantitative profiling of endogenous cellular metabolites. The core is also capable of lipidomics profiling using high resolution mass spectrometry. The core also has capabilities for ex vivo and in vivo metabolic flux analysis with 13C and 15N sources using both targeted and non-targeted mass spectrometry including isotopomer analysis

Job Description:

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.

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

  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.

  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..

Required Qualifications:

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

  2. 5-8 years related work experience required.

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

  4. 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.


  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more ( about this requirement.

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