Lab Manager

Job description


Hyde Park Campus

2012221 Med-Rheumatology

About the Unit
The Section of Rheumatology is a dynamic and growing enterprise of approximately forty faculty, staff, and fellows who are committed to providing outstanding state-of-the-art patient care, understanding the pathogenesis of autoimmune diseases, and training the next generation of physicians and scientists. Through our disease-focused clinics we offer an inter-disciplinarily approach to patient care that provides access to the most current therapies and to the resources of the University. In parallel with our clinical activities, we have well-developed basic science research programs where our primary focus is on understanding the development and regulation of lymphocytes which is fundamental to the pathogenesis of most autoimmune diseases. These are exciting times in Rheumatology. Remarkable advances in our knowledge of basic immunology are beginning to translate into new and better treatments for those suffering from autoimmune and metabolic diseases. The Section is well poised to both take advantage and contribute to these revolutions in the understanding and treatment of rheumatic diseases.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Under limited direction, the Lab Manager performs complex lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan, including planning new procedures, adapting existing procedures to the needs of the project, and making contributions to methodology. Collects, records and analyzes data. Conducts literature reviews. Participates in writing reports and manuscripts. Oversees the management of equipment and supplies. Ensures compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates. Trains and oversees the work of research support personnel. Responsibilities may include the following non-laboratory duties: Transcribing and coding data; developing data collection instruments; presenting research findings at staff meetings, seminars, and scientific conferences; assisting with building databases. Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; setting up and performing experiments.




  • Manage, maintain, and ensure laboratory compliance to the human subjects (IRB), biosafety (IBC), and animal usage (IACUC) protocols.
  • General laboratory responsibilities including ensuring adherence to safe laboratory practices, proper upkeep of the laboratory environment and equipment, participation in laboratory meetings and functions.
  • Provide logistical support for the smooth running of the lab including ordering, organization, and stocking.
  • Provide administrative support to the principal investigator and to the laboratory for mailing/shipping, organizing events, other tasks as required.
  • Test the function of monoclonal antibodies by hemagglutination assays, micronuetralization assays, plaque reduction assays and other assays to measure antibody function.
  • For these assays and for general laboratory usage, laboratory stocks of influenza virus, monoclonal antibody proteins, and recombinant viral proteins will be generated and maintained.
  • Additionally, this individual will develop new assays and approaches to characterize mechanisms of antibody-mediated protection against influenza infection.
  • It would be highly desirable, but not required, to provide clinical research support (40% Late fall and winter):
  • Willingness to coordinate clinical efforts, recruit study subjects for influenza vaccination and infection studies, and phlebotomy would be highly desirable during our busy influenza season.






  • Knowledge in relevant scientific field required.
  • Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.
  • Ability to train others required.
  • Knowledge in relevant scientific field required.
  • Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
  • 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.


Additional Requirements

Education and Experience:




  • Bachelor's degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted required.
  • One year of relevant research experience required.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.


Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 4/22/2018
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