Laboratory Manager

Jun 30, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME), established in 2011 by the University of Chicago in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory, is a transformational academic unit exploring the intersection of science and engineering. IME explores innovative technologies that address fundamental societal problems through advances in nanoscale manipulation and design on a molecular scale. IME is the largest new academic program that the University has started since 1988.

Unit Job Summary: The Esser-Kahn Lab is seeking a person whose prime motivation is to act catalytically within our lab to accelerate research projects through two objectives. One mundane and one exciting. (1) Assistance in standard lab-work focused on cell culture and primary cell harvesting with a bit of immunology and chemical synthesis thrown into the mix. In addition, someone with a strong background in graphical design and use of Adobe Illustrator would be preferable. (2) An opportunity to master new techniques and explore new avenues within the group. The idea is to provide sort of an "advanced scouting" effort in terms of evaluating new concepts and expertise. With this in mind, the unique individual is fearless in learning new techniques and concepts and loves to work with other people. The ideal candidate will serve as an "advance scientific scouting agent" who would be able to focus on mastering new techniques and trying new experiments, while conducting one/two days' worth of routine lab maintenance per week. Salary is negotiable depending on the applicant's level of training, and credentials.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required. Advanced degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted preferred.

Unit Experience: A minimum of one -two years of relevant research experience required.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Ability to train others required. Knowledge in relevant scientific field required. Knowledge of research techniques or methods required. Working knowledge of scientific applications and equipment is a plus. Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required. Analytical skills required. Problem-solving skills required. Attention to detail required. Organizational skills required. Verbal and written communication skills required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.

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