The Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics (BMG) at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine is seeking exceptional qualified applicants for the position of Departmental Manager. The BMG Department is in the heart of downtown Chicago in the state-of-the-art Simpson Querrey Biomedical Research Center and is the home of more than 20 laboratories focusing on diverse areas of human health including cellular biochemistry, epigenetics, metabolism, microbiology, and cancer research.
The ideal applicant will be detail oriented, highly organized, self-motivated, maintain detailed records, and possess the ability to communicate effectively in a diverse and dynamic work environment. A PhD in the biological sciences or biochemistry with some expertise in gene expression is preferred, however, applicants with a demonstrated track record of success as a lab manager are also encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a working knowledge of biochemistry laboratory equipment and possess a detailed understanding of day-to-day laboratory operations.
As Departmental Manager, you will work with the departmental chair to make a significant contribution to the operation of the BMG Department and will facilitate and contribute to cutting-edge research. The Departmental Manager will oversee the organization and maintenance of departmental facilities including scientific equipment (centrifuges, microscopes, chromatography machines, FACS instrument, etc.) as well as managing support staff involved in glass wash, autoclaving and other departmental requirements. This position will interact with industry representatives to schedule equipment preventative maintenance and repairs, and interface with Northwestern University facilities and basic science administration to coordinate necessary repairs and the movement of equipment.
In addition to the Lab Manager role (75%-time commitment), the Departmental Management responsibilities will include involvement in scientific research in the Shilatifard laboratory (25%-time commitment). This will involve attending lab meetings and journal clubs as well as some hands-on time conducting experiments at the bench in collaboration with other Shilatifard lab members.
The salary for this position is negotiable based on experience. The position is full benefits eligible.
Maintenance of Departmental scientific equipment
Management of Departmental support staff
Coordinate with NWU and external representatives to schedule repairs
Maintain records of equipment maintenance scheduling
Attend lab meetings and journal clubs in the Shilatifard lab
PhD in the biological sciences or biochemistry (preferred) or 5+ years in a lab manager position
Familiarity with molecular and biochemical lab equipment
Excellent time management skills
Strong written and oral communication skills
Motivated self-starter with the ability to multitask
To apply, please send your CV to email@example.com. Use the following format on the subject line of the email: “Last Name, BMG Department Manager search”
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