Resources

What We Can Do For You

HSCRB administrators are dedicated to achieving the Department’s goals in research and education. We support faculty in their roles as scientists, teachers, and University leaders. We support students’ efforts to learn and grow through coursework, lab experiences, and advising. We help each other in labs and offices throughout the Department and University to create a productive, supportive, and collegial work environment. Please stop by the Administrative Suite in the Bauer Laboratory Building so we can introduce ourselves.

Who can answer your question?

GENERAL QUESTIONS

I need a key to ___.  How do I schedule a conference room or get my ID card programmed for building/facility access? Can I be set up to scan from an HSCRB copy machine?  How do I sign up someone in my lab to be the Coffee Machine Barista? Who I do contact for media issues in conference rooms, or issues with phones?
Contact         Mike Finklea  617.496.0705 Bauer Admin Suite
                     michael_finklea@harvard.edu
 
How do I get on the HSCRB email list?  How does my lab sign up to host a TGIF or present the HSCRB Seminar Series? How can I get something posted on the digital screens in Fairchild? How can I schedule a meeting with Executive Director Willy Lensch?
Contact         Irina Cashen 617.496.7053 Bauer Admin Suite
                           irina_cashen@harvard.edu
 
Other questions?  Irina and Mike are ready with answers or directions to the right resource.  Stop by Bauer Administration Suite on the ground floor of Bauer Laboratories. 
STAFF EMPLOYMENT
How do I create and hire someone to a new staff position?  When do I get paid? Is my position in the Union? What is my regular work schedule, and am I eligible for overtime pay? When can I get my Harvard ID? How do I request paid time off? 
Contact         Gosia Sklodowska   617.495.7727  Bauer Admin Suite #007
                           gosia_sklodowska@harvard.edu
 
BUILDING
My office is leaking; my office is cold; the kitchenette sink is blocked. Can someone please take a look at that? How does CO2 get changed and who manages that?
Contact         It’s best to fill out a service request at:  www.netcasters.com/cgi
or contact: fixit@mcb.harvard.edu  (Goes to Jimmy Costello and Paul Tighe)
                        For emergencies, Jim Costello’s Pager:  617.746.4742
                       
                    
ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH APPOINTMENTS
Is my appointment setup?  How do I get paid?  Do I get vacation days?  How do I renew a visa or an appointment?  Do I need to pay US taxes in addition to my native country taxes?
Contact         Kristen Uekermann 617.496.9922          Bauer Admin Suite #008
                           kristen_uekermann@harvard.edu
 
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
Who can help me with a fellowship application or a grant proposal?  I need to buy lab supplies, which account string may I use?
Contact         Bill Thompson 617.495.1695
                           William_thompson@harvard.edu
                           Fairchild Rm. #260 or stop by the SRA suite in Fairchild Rm. #262
 
LAB OPERATIONS AND ANIMAL FACILITIES
What shared equipment does the department have and how may I use it? What lab safety training is required?  How can I get more lab space?  How can I find more cold room space? Are there back up freezers available?  How do I access glass wash and media prep services?  I have a questions about core facilities, how do I get access to spinal to reserve a time?
Contact        Joe Vaughan  617.496.0252         Bauer Admin Suite #002
                     joseph_vaughan@harvard.edu
 
TEACHING AND CLASSES
Where will I teach my course this fall? What are the guidelines for assigning grades? Who can help me order supplies for my lab course?  How do I become a TA/TF?
             Contact         Bill Anderson  617.495.0950  Bauer #204
                           william_anderson@harvard.edu
 
RESEARCH PROTOCOLS AND POLICIES
Are all the right approvals in place for me to conduct my research? How do I determine if my research is considered human subjects research? What do I need to do to bring new cells and tissues into my lab? How can I use iPS cells in my research. How do I make an amendment to an existing IRB or ESCRO protocol?
            Contact        Position Currently Vacant   617.496.0453   Bauer Admin Suite #010                            
When will my mice come out of quarantine? What do I need to do to bring new animals and animal tissue into my lab? How do I make an animal protocol or amendment to an existing IACUC protocol or COMS registration?  How can I get access to and learn the eProtocol systems?  I need a procedure room in the vivarium – how do I get access to one?  Where are the BL2 facilities?
Contact        Joe Vaughan  617.496.0252       Bauer Admin Suite #002
                     joseph_vaughan@harvard.edu
 
BUDGET AND FINANCES
How do I get reimbursed for qualified expenses?  How do I purchase and pay for lab or office supplies?  How do I purchase equipment?  How much do glass wash services cost?  How can I access the WVR Stockroom in Biolabs?  Where should I direct vendor collections call?  How do I arrange to bill other institutions for lab or event expenses I have incurred on their behalf?
            Contact         Michelle Wong   617.496.0037   Bauer Admin Suite #005
                               michelle_wong@harvard.edu
 
COMPUTERS AND IT
For example, how do I get an email address and account?  My computer is not working – help!  I need to use Flow Jo or Geneious or some other software – how do I obtain it?
            Contact         Chris Chokureva   Help Desk: 617.495.9000   Bauer Basement #B04 
                               cchokureva@fas.harvard.edu