Laboratory Manager

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Hyde Park Campus

2012212 Medicine-Cardiology

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Job Information

Job Summary:

The Laboratory Manager will carry out the operations of the laboratory. This person will be involved in purchasing of laboratory products, supervise or teaching junior technicians and students. She/He will perform various experiments under the close supervision of the principal investigator. This person will perform his/her duties according to the established hospital and departmental policies. Routine laboratory tests will be performed under the guidelines of our laboratory. The person will record test results and maintain the cleanliness of the laboratory and ensure that all equipment is in working order. In addition, the person will be instructed in basic radiation protection from the Radiation Safety Office and animal handing from IACUC. She/He will be encouraged to attend lectures as well as laboratory meetings in order to include her/him in the overall environment of the laboratory. It is anticipated that after 2-3 months of on the job training in the laboratory, this person will be able to function independently in conducting established laboratory procedures. However close supervision by the principal investigator will always be enforced.


  • Laboratory management such as ordering, equipment maintenance, arranging lab duties, teaching laboratory techniques and supervising technicians and students.
  • Will perform the following routine tests under well-established procedures in our laboratory: tissue and cell culture techniques, standard gel electrophoresis, and DNA isolation and purification.
  • Record methodologies performed and tests results obtained in a log book. These records will be kept in chronological order.
  • Alert the principal investigator as to any discrepancies in the methodologies used or tests results obtained.
  • Identify unusual findings and report such findings to the principal investigator or supervisor.
  • Assist in ordering all chemical reagents needed for the experiments.
  • Maintain equipment and supplies in a neat and orderly manner.
  • Will perform other duties and responsibilities as directed but will be instructed to these tasks beforehand.

  • Ability to train others required.
  • Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field required.
  • Advanced knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.
  • Knowledge of scientific applications and equipment 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 required.
  • Advanced degree in a field of study relevant to the research being conducted preferred.
  • Two years of relevant research experience required.
  • Two years of experience managing a bioscience research laboratory activities preferred.
  • Experience in cell culture techniques, flow cytometry including the analysis of genetically altered cell lines and long term maintenance of the cultured cells preferred.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 2/23/2018
Application Due: 4/24/2018
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