Lab Manager - Cambridge, MA

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Brain Power is actively seeking a technical Lab Manager to manage a wide range of administrative and technical tasks. This job is similar to a “Lab manager” position in a typical academic or medical research lab at a university or hospital, if you are familiar with that role. Your daily work will include researching technical products and solutions to Brain Power needs, data entry, scheduling, basic IT and SysAdmin tasks, finding ways to optimize the team and processes, managing online accounts and services, communicating with team members including senior staff, communicating with vendors and suppliers, keeping checklists and records, running errands, and various tasks that come up from time to time.

You should be highly energetic, creative, technically-minded, extremely flexible, extremely organized, experienced in Trello, Slack, Google Drive, Dropbox, and/or other productivity and co-working packages, digitally native in everything you do, a great multi-tasker, and absolutely committed to getting the task at hand done.    

 

About Brain Power:

Brain Power, LLC, is a mission-driven, neuroscience-based tech startup headquartered in Cambridge, MA, with strong ties to MIT, Harvard, and Stanford. We make gamified, AI-based wearable systems to help assess and coach people with brain-related challenges. Our systems run on smart glasses such as Google Glass or competing headsets from Epson, Intel and others.

 

Our flagship product for Autism includes apps which:

  • Give children and adults prompts as to what other people are feeling, delivering videogame-like coaching on face-directed gaze
  • Enable/improve reading and conversation skills
  • Help users reduce repetitive motor behaviors and underlying stress
  • Give teachers and parents numerical progress reports and notifications when a child’s behavior changes
  • Document results for students on different parts of the autism spectrum

 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a routine and process for checking in with members of the staff
  • Research products, needs, and solutions – usually technical
  • Keep projects on time and do coordination, in conjunction with project leads: for projects such as IRB and grant submissions and publishing scientific papers
  • Help manage our file server and basic network
  • Communicate with partners
  • Communicate with vendors
  • Meet with senior staff members and translate their needs and words into relevant text or email drafts

 

About You:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or anticipated completion of Bachelor’s Degree for 2019 graduates)
  • Strong analytical and problems solving skills
  • Strong English communication skills
  • Commitment to completing the task given, and going above and beyond
  • Extreme attention to detail
  • Respect for Brain Power’s mission and purpose
  • Strong experience and expertise with Trello, Slack, Google Drive, Dropbox, and common digital products
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and team building skills, business judgment, and proven expertise in directing the efforts of a technical or research staff
  • Willingness to ask questions that reveal ignorance, and to learn from the answers

 

Benefits of joining the Brain Power team:

  • Mission driven and highly collaborative team
  • Vibrant office in the heart of Cambridge, MA
  • On-site gym, yoga, and massage facilities
  • Access to Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) co-working office spaces in Cambridge, Boston, Philly, Miami, St. Louis, Providence, and Rotterdam (more cities to come)
  • Office location offers convenient parking and sits directly above the MBTA Red Line Kendall Square T stop

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