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JOB NO.: 95818-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Agricultural, Animal, Biological and Life Sciences, Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, Management/Supervisory, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Renewable

Position Vacancy ID: 95818-AS

Working Title: Laboratory Operations Manager


FTE: 80% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: NOVEMBER 13, 2018

Term: This is a renewable appointment.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $48,333 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor of Science degree in the life sciences, industrial hygiene, or environmental health. MS or PhD preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum five years, research experience and experience with development and implementation of biological safety training programs is a preferred.
Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
Minimum of five years of experience in laboratory management or relevant field. Experience with the operation of biosafety level-2 (BSL-2), biosafety level-3 (BSL-3), and animal facilities is preferred. Specifically, relevant work experience includes:
Knowledge of basic principles of laboratory safety and chemical hazards.
Good understanding of the principles and practices used in biological and microbiological
Experience in the fields of microbiology, molecular biology, biosafety and/or another relevant field preferred.
Extensive and applicable laboratory experience in both BSL-2 and BSL-3 environments.
Management and supervisory experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication in conjunction with exceptional organizational skills.
Ability to work independently on complex projects with minimal direction.
Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects within the confines of time, budgets and available personnel.
Superior organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail.
A well-qualified candidate will have knowledge of research laboratories and basic familiarity with operations of specialized HVAC equipment and systems. Basic familiarity specialized systems for biocontainment facilities is preferred.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Influenza Research Institute (IRI) is looking for a Laboratory Operations Manager to oversee a complex research facility, subject to specific biosafety and biosecurity regulations, in which studies of viral pathogens are conducted. This individual works under the direction of the Principal Investigator to ensure that all programmatic elements are functioning in a safe and secure manner. The primary responsibility of this individual will be as an operational manager, whose focus is to integrate the different aspects of the institution, including facility management, biosafety, biosecurity, research, and support staff. This position would serve as a point of contact between groups, facilitating communication and coordination in support of the scientific research activities. The Laboratory Operations Manager will work closely with the Laboratory Facility Technical Manager to ensure efficient facility operation.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate must pass a background check and be approved by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under 42 CFR 73.8 and the Criminal Justice Information Security Risk Assessment. Must be willing to undergo and maintain a favorable background investigation and National Select Agent Registration security risk assessment.

Must be able to lift 40 pounds.

Must be able to be certified to wear respiratory protection and other necessary personal protective equipment. Ability to respond to emergency situations involving potentially infectious materials, ability to wear respiratory protection equipment and associated medical clearance;

Personal protective equipment is required in some aspects of the work.

At least average agility required in order to investigate/inspect laboratories and animal rooms and perform elevated work. Candidates must be able to physically work in rooms that require specialized biocontainment protective gowning and equipment. Must be able to climb ladders and easily move about confined areas.

Maintain a valid driver's license.

Ability to receive certain immunizations.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

A period of evaluation will be required.


Amy Kuehn
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To apply for this position, please click on "Apply Online" to begin the application process. You will be required to upload a cover letter, CV, and a document listing the contact information for three professional references. For questions regarding the application process, please contact Nancy Parkinson at [email protected]

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Oct 11 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Nov 8 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 10/12/2018
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