METRIC Laboratory Manager
Position Number: 00106680
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The overarching goal of the Molecular Education, Technology, and Research Innovation Center (METRIC) is to build a core facility that offers its clientele seamless access to qualitative and quantitative analysis for a diverse range of molecules for their research across multiple platform technologies and molecular scales. By coordinating three key platform technologies (X-ray crystallography, NMR spectroscopy, and Mass Spectrometry) across the departments and offering them as an integrated portal, it is envisioned that synergy and collaboration will be maximized throughout the greater university community. METRIC will provide the following services: X-ray crystallography: small molecule and macromolecular crystal structure determination NMR spectroscopy: small molecule and macromolecular solution structures, protein-ligand interactions, protein dynamics Mass spectrometry: small molecule identification and structural analysis, targeted and untargeted metabolomics, proteomics, lipidomics, glycomics, imaging. Education and training: each METRIC Lead Research Scientist will provide appropriate training to new users, enhance graduate and undergraduate education opportunities, organize educational materials, short courses, and workshops to support users, provide protocols for routine sample handling, and coordinate to host regular forums for users to interact and share new methods.
Essential Job Duties: The Lab Manager will manage the day-to-day operations of METRIC including coordinating sample submissions, general financial transactions, and reporting. In addition, this Manager will ensure that the major (i.e. mass spectrometry, NMR, X-Ray) and associated ancillary instrumentation within METRIC are properly maintained and operated. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Manage all METRIC financial accounts, including planning and monitoring the use of expenditures to meet METRIC objectives and compliance as well as preparing necessary reports. * Initiate financial transactions such as marketplace orders, travel reimbursements, vouchers, external billings, etc. * Serve as the administrator for METRIC's Lab Management system - work with users to resolve issues, ensure billing is completed, manage scheduling rules, etc. * Maintaining METRIC equipment; responsible for calibration and QC for all instruments and the maintenance and ordering of inventory of laboratory supplies for each technology platform * Update and maintain Laboratory safety plans and chemical inventories, as well as standard operating procedures, and other routine documentation. * Track manuscripts, projects, grants, and educational outcomes of METRIC, and generate reports as needed. * Coordinate with NC State offices to stay up-to-date on processes and requirements, and to coordinate other administrative services such as website maintenance.
Department Required Skills: * Strongly prefer a Bachelor's degree with at least two years of relevant experience, OR a Master's Degree in a relevant field. * Prefer experience with analytical instrumentation as well as small and large molecule analysis. * Knowledge of NC State administrative and financial best practices, through either education or work experience, is strongly preferred.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Must possess exceptional communication skills, including written and verbal, be highly organized and detail-oriented. * Must be able to work independently, use initiative, and make substantive decisions quickly. * Ability to quickly learn new technologies, and make recommendations for improved operational processes in support of METRIC's continued growth.
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
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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