A Research Laboratory Supervisor position is available in the Molecular Oncology Laboratory of Dr. Dimitrios Mathios, MD, at The Brain Tumor Center of Washington University School of Medicine. Our laboratory aims to harness the expansive knowledge in brain cancer genomics, cancer epigenomics and immunogenomics to design liquid biopsy assays that will help us diagnose patients with brain tumors without the need for invasive surgeries. The goal of the lab is to take the liquid biopsy technologies developed in the lab and translate them to tests that can be used to guide patient care.
The Research Laboratory Supervisor will be responsible for laboratory maintenance and molecular biology experiments to support the ongoing projects in the lab. Specifically, they will perform and oversee research projects and support the labâ™s function in any capacity required to complete them. The ideal candidate will be a self-motivated individual with excellent work ethic and organizational skills.
Our lab has extensively published in the field of liquid biopsy (Nature Communications, Nature Genetics, Cancer Discovery) for cancer detection and we have recently extended our efforts in using novel genomic and epigenomic technologies such as cfDNA fragmentomics for detection of brain cancer, a cancer that is the hardest to detect in the blood of patients, using machine learning algorithms. The candidate will be spearheading projects to further improve and optimize the existing technology and will be given the opportunity to develop additional novel technologies towards the main goal of the lab.
Performs and oversees research projects or laboratory processes. Oversees other personnel and equipment.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Performs laboratory administrative functions such as scheduling, purchasing and establishing record keeping systems.
Supervises laboratory staff assigned, assuring appropriate study procedures, review of staff work, explaining policies and procedures and screening of new employees.
Develops procedure manuals and operational/technical guidelines for lab studies.
Participates in lab study processes, maintaining records and preparing reports as required.
Researches and recommends new methods and procedures to maintain current capabilities, quality and standards.
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Demonstrated working knowledge of standard laboratory policies, procedures and equipment.
Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
Bachelorâ™s degree with three or more years of lab experience including supervisory responsibility or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling seven years.
$53,000.00 - $96,200.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
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