Assistant Director, ICCB-Longwood Screening Facility

ICCB - Longwood · Boston, Massachusetts
Department ICCB - Longwood
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

The ICCB-Longwood Screening Facility (ICCB-L) at Harvard Medical School ( supports early-stage drug discovery and translational research projects. It was one of the first screening facilities established in academe and attracts small molecule and functional genomic (arrayed siRNA, miRNA and sgRNA/CRISPR) high throughput screening projects from research institutions nationwide.

We are seeking an Assistant Director. In collaboration with the ICCB-L Director, this position will advise screeners and oversee staff involved at all stages of the ICCB-L workflow. This includes high-throughput assay development, laboratory automation, screen execution, data analysis and visualization, website management, and implementation of facility policies. The ICCB-L Assistant Director will also work closely with the Director to complete administrative responsibilities including facility access, grant applications, progress reports and budget management. This position will have a high degree of independence, opportunities to present at regional and national scientific symposia and workshops, as well as to develop collaborative relationships with HMS investigators. This position is ideal for a broadly trained scientist who is interested in many different aspects of biology and medicine, and who is keen to use their skills to contribute to multiple projects in a non-traditional manner.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field, and have experience with a wide variety of cell biology, biochemistry and molecular biology techniques. Excellent command of written and spoken English is essential, as are strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Direct experience with high throughput screening technologies (cell-based and/or biochemical) and laboratory automation strongly preferred. Candidate must be extremely organized, capable of multitasking and have strong computer skills. Documented success as part of a collaborative scientific environment and managerial experience are desired.

Applicants must submit a cover letter in application, curriculum vitae and contact details for three references. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

COVID-19 Policies

All Harvard community members must comply with the University’s health and safety guidelines and protocols, which may include but are not limited to those related to COVID-19, such as testing, masking, distancing, etc. Additionally, the University requires all Harvard community members to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters, and to report  their vaccination status via the Harvard University Health Services portal, as detailed in Harvard’s Vaccine & Booster Requirements. You may claim exemption from the vaccination requirement for medical or religious reasons.


Note that unvaccinated individuals are subject to additional public health measures (e.g., more frequent testing, more stringent masking, etc.) above and beyond what is required of vaccinated individuals. More information regarding the University’s COVID vaccination requirement and exemptions is available on the University’s “COVID-19 Vaccine Information” webpage:


Harvard University Health Services has received both Moderna and Pfizer vaccines and will provide boosters to individuals who need them.  Staff and trainees working on campus are also subjected to regular PCR testing, must wear masks when indoors, and are required to follow other infection control policies put in place by the University, the State of Massachusetts, the City of Boston, and the Federal Government.

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  • Location
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • Department
    ICCB - Longwood
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience