1) We are seeking an experienced Research Laboratory Manager that will apply practical knowledge of Genomic technologies, Human Genetics, Biology, Cancer Biology and Bioinformatics to all day-to-day operational activities of the laboratory.
2) The incumbent will work closely with Dr. Izumchenko to establish the strategic direction of the lab and be responsible for the design and implementation of major experimental projects essential to the laboratory's scientific research goals.
3) The Laboratory Manager will participate in the management of day-to-day operations of a laboratory ensuring efficient laboratory operations, develop and optimize protocols, depending on the skills, conduct experiments on their own research project, and help other members of the laboratory conduct experiments and analyze data.
4) This can be specific to the section or individual unit.
5) Maintains laboratory supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies, verifying receipt of supplies.
6) Maintains laboratory equipment performance by establishing quality standards; developing operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures; ensuring staff compliance; certifying instrument performance; arranging equipment service and repair.
7) Develops and maintains databases for pertinent lab data and lab resources.
8) Develops procedures to ensure safety, security, quality, and accuracy of results.
9) Supervision of one or more undergraduate assistant(s) to perform routine tasks
10) Maintains laboratory staff by orienting and training other lab employees and students.
11) Support regulatory compliance efforts in accordance with governmental and departmental protocols. Implement, organize and maintain regulatory compliance records.
12) Assists with the administration of laboratory budget. Manages appropriate use of funds from multiple sources, including, federally awarded funds, foundation funds and donation accounts.
13) Depending on skills, preparation of reagents and buffers, editing of research papers and grant proposals.
14) Performs other related administrative and professional duties.
1) Previous experience using and maintaining standard molecular biology equipment such as PCR machines, thermocycler, microplate readers, western blotting, tissue culture and chemical inventories.
2) Experience in setting up a new biomedical research laboratory.
3) Excellent organizational skills and attention to details.
4) Lab managers must possess excellent communication skills and be able to lead and direct others.
5) Knowledge of research laboratory safety policies, regulations, and practices.
6) Excellent facility with all components of the Microsoft Office family.
7) Able to work effectively with and respond to collaborators and other lab members and meet their needs
8) Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently
1) Bachelors or Masters Degree in Laboratory Sciences, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics or Immunology
1) Three years work experience in laboratory management, with knowledge of biologic science and acceptable scientific research training.
2) Prior experience in setting up a biomedical research laboratory and specimen processing
2) Cover letter
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