Research Lab Manager
Position Number: 00106672
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology supports teaching, research, and extension programs in fundamental plant biology and microbiology, including basic and applied research, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses, mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and outreach to state and national clientele.
Essential Job Duties: The Kleiner Lab seeks a Research Lab Manager to support the ongoing research program on complex microbial communities, microbial symbioses and metaproteomics. There is a field lab component in which the lab manager would be an active member of a small research team collecting samples at a marine field station. Participation in the form of logistics, sampling, sample processing and running of experiments would be needed. The main responsibilities will be: * To independently run and report on research projects aimed to generate data for grants, research manuscripts or academic/industry collaborators. * To participate in the development of new research methods aimed to study complex microbial communities.
Minimum Education/Experience: * Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline and 3+ years of relevant experience.
Department Required Skills: * Strong written and oral communication skills are a required. * Skilled with use of basic molecular biology methods such as PCR, protein and nucleic acid gel electrophoresis, cloning, heterologous protein expression and protein purification. * Lab management experience.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Masters degree in relevant discipline. * Several years of experience with microbiology methods such as cultivation and preservation of bacterial and phage cultures up to BSL level 2, as well as use of a microscope for cell counting and observation of phenotypes. * Operation of high-resolution, accurate mass mass spectrometer (e.g. QExactive) for mass spectrometry based proteomics and proteomics data analysis. * Genome sequencing, assembly and basic annotation. * Basic Linux command line skills to run bioinformatic tools. * Experience and/or knowledge in the following areas: Fluorescence in situ hybridization methods, Microscopy, Northern and Western blotting. * Field work for sampling of aquatic organisms. * Ultracentrifugation using density gradients subcellular fractionations.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: Valid North Carolina Driver's License or ability to obtain one within 60 days of the start date. North Carolina Driver's License is required due to field work at remote research sites. The sites can be in rural areas that can't be reached by public transportation. Candidate would drive personal or state vehicle to access sites.
AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
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