A cancer research lab seeks a self-motivated, organized and hard-working Lab Manager with significant biological research experience for translational research work in human leukemia and immunology. The lab manager must be detail-oriented, self-motivated, work well with others, and possess excellent leadership skills. The successful candidate must also have excellent time management and interpersonal communication skills and be comfortable directing projects in the lab independently at the discretion of the PI as well as assist other lab members on other projects. The job will also require interaction with colleagues and collaborators in a professional and thoughtful manner.
Develop work goals for the laboratory consistent with institutional and departmental goals and policy
May prepare laboratory work schedules.
Plan to achieve goals or establish priorities
Initiate changes or develop new policies, procedures and/or methods
Help laboratory to understand, share, and support the vision
Ensure the most effective operation of the laboratory
Develop laboratory guidelines
Maintain procedures manual
Evaluate new reagents and equipment.
Perform administrative duties
Supervise the production of routine to complex work of the laboratory
Perform test experiment procedures relating to laboratory activities.
Ensure financial resources are utilized effectively
Indirect budgetary responsibility depending on laboratory, may prepare the budget for approval by administration and monitor expenditures against the budget.
Anticipate the laboratory needs and order supplies
Ensure a safe, satisfying and enriching environment for employees
Supervise technical staff, technologists, students and laboratory activities
Coordinate, assign and review work of others as it relates to laboratory activity
Maintain personnel records and/or time sheets
Monitor payroll reports for overtime, sick time and vacation usage
Assure the development of people through orientation and training programs and through work experiences
Conduct performance reviews where applicable and ensure all other performance reviews are conducted in a timely manner
Counsel employees with regard to disciplinary actions taken in response to violations of institutional policies or contractual provisions
Conduct or originate staff meetings to develop resolutions to problems
Evaluate quality assurance standards, programs and procedures within the unit/laboratory
Ensure effective instrument/equipment use and quality control of laboratory
Ensure accuracy and reliability of tests/experiments.
Assist in Research and Development:
Develop new and modify existing methodology/protocols.
Perform, interpret and evaluate research
Assemble and compile research data for presentation and/or publication
Assist in collaborative efforts with other institutions and/or industry
Serve as resource to others concerning technical problems/procedures
Consult with students, faculty, fellows, technicians technologists, physicians and/or clinicians about unusual and/or difficult technical problems
Assist in performing and interpreting technical studies
Serve as consultant on technical problems.
Instruct departmental personnel and laboratory users on technical procedures
May prepare and present lectures or laboratory exercises; and coordinate guest lecturers
May evaluate and test students.
Minimum of bachelor's degree
at least 5 years of prior experience working in a molecular or cell biology laboratory
prior experience conducting a cell biology research project that included interpreting results and presenting findings is preferred (e.g. presenting a project summary, creating a poster, writing a thesis)
Applicants should note briefly how they meet these requirements in their application information.
The ideal candidate will also have the following:
experience in organization and leadership within a laboratory setting
experience in molecular biology (CRISPR, qtPCR, lentiviral transduction, etc).
experience in sample preparation for next generation sequencing and basic genomic analysis
hands-on experience with one or both of the following cytometry techniques:
Fluorescence flow cytometry
experience with preparation of viable cell suspensions from tissue
tissue culture with suspension cells
work with live peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)
demonstrate knowledge of cell and molecular biology in context of cancer
excellent organization and communication skills
experience with flow cytometry data analysis
Other experience that will be highly useful:
experience with inducible mouse models
data science or computational biology techniques (R statistics or Python)
experience preparing scientific figures
hematopoiesis or leukemia biology knowledge and experience
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