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Lab Coordinator

Harvard University, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 22, 2024

Job Details

Job Summary

Under PI Sarah Richardson’s direction, provides project management, organizational, public outreach, and grant writing support for the Harvard GenderSci Lab. This includes providing organizational/administrative support, research support, and public and professional communication; leading grant and funding pursuits; developing means for impact assessments; and expanding public engagement strategy.

The lab manager works closely with the executive lab director and the other directors in organizing, running, sustaining, and improving the GenderSci Lab.

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Job Code

403134 Coordinator I

Department Office Location

USA - MA - Cambridge

Business Title

Lab Coordinator


Social Sciences

Salary Grade


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Basic Qualifications

College background or equivalent work experience, preferably in biology, gender studies, or science and technology studies.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

At least one-year of related work experience in project management, grant writing, and academic research is preferred. Proficiency in Google Suite is highly preferred. Strong verbal and written communication skills, collaborative spirit, and alignment with the lab’s feminist ethics. We especially encourage BIPOC and LGBTQ+ applicants to apply.

Additional Information

We regret that we will not be able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

All formal written offers will be made by FAS Human Resources.


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9 - 5 Monday through Friday

Job Function

General Administration

Position Description

  1. Organizational/Administrative Support: responsibility for the day-to-day organization of lab meetings and ongoing lab projects. This includes tracking every current and upcoming lab project and their associated follow-up points, assembling this information into an accessible project management format, organizing and scheduling meetings and documents (agendas, meeting planning, tech, meeting notes), and onboarding new lab members.
  2. Research Support: Contribute to research streams with original data collection, analysis, literature reviews, and manuscript write-up, including helping lead a collaborative author team.
  3. Public and Professional Communication: handling the lab’s basic public and professional communication. This includes supporting media rollouts of the lab’s publications (e.g., circulating press releases) and managing our Twitter presence. This also involves updating and maintaining the website and blog, including designing landing pages for workshops and conferences that GSL hosts.
  4. Undergird grant and funding pursuits: Devote resources to completing time-intensive grant applications. including major grants ($200,000+) and smaller ones ($2,500-$50,000). Identify funding opportunities external and internal to Harvard. Manage timeline, deadlines, and application components. Write sections of grant proposals and forms. Prepare and submit grant proposals.
  5. Develop means for impact assessment: Collect metrics and qualitative feedback about the impact of GSL’s knowledge production via academic publications, op-eds, and the blog. Establish ties with gender minority advocacy groups, and investigate what research questions are crucial to cultivating trust, integrity, and accountability in biomedical science to marginalized groups. The ability to track and assess impact will enable the Lab to tailor its efforts effectively and is essential for external grant applications.
  6. Expand our public engagement strategy: Translate our research for use in public health and science policy, including setting up communication channels with science policymakers and journalists and cultivating a more regular social media presence. Create public-facing work on alternative media platforms, including educational videos.


Faculty of Arts and Sciences

EEO Statement

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Working Conditions

May be required to sit at a computer and desk setup for extended periods. May be required to lift, move, and transport related laboratory equipment.

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.


We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website ( ) to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
  • Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
  • Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
  • Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
  • Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
  • Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
  • Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
  • Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
  • Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
  • Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.
Work Format

Hybrid (partially on-site, partially remote)

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Work Format Details

This is a hybrid position that is based in Massachusetts. Additional details will be discussed during the interview process. All remote work must be performed within one of the Harvard Registered Payroll States, which currently includes Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Washington, and California (CA for exempt positions only). Certain visa types and funding sources may limit work location. Individuals must meet work location sponsorship requirements prior to employment.


 Harvard FAS

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences is the home of Harvard’s undergraduate program (Harvard College, founded in 1636) as well as all of Harvard’s PhD. programs (the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, founded in 1872). The 40 academic departments and more than 30 centers of the FAS support a community unparalleled in its academic excellence across the broadest range of liberal arts and sciences disciplines. Together, the FAS seeks to foster an environment of ambition, curiosity and shared commitment to knowledge and truth that elicits excellence from all members of our community and prepares the next generation of leaders through a transformative educational experience.

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