Lab Manager

Job description

Job location: Hyde Park Campus


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-05-20
Req: JR05067
Please make sure to read the job posting in its entirety as it reflects both the University roles and responsibilities, followed by the specific description.

Department20125 Pathology

About the UnitThe laboratory of Scott Oakes is moving to the Department of Pathology at University of Chicago and searching for a Lab Manager to join our team. The Oakes Laboratory studies the mechanisms of cell death in diseases ranging from cancer to neurodegeneration. We seek a Lab Manager to help establish our new laboratory in Chicago both administratively and scientifically. This individual will oversee the ordering and maintenance of equipment, lab stocks, protocols, compliance policies, inventory, and scheduling of lab meetings. In addition to these administrative responsibilities, this individual will also have the opportunity to spend some time conducting experiments under the supervision and guidance of the Principal Investigator, as well as train students and junior lab members in basic laboratory techniques. This is a particularly exciting opportunity for someone who wants to be part of a team where they are valued for both their managerial and scientific contributions.

Job FamilyResearch

Responsible for all aspects of research projects and research facilities. Plans and conducts clinical and non-clinical research; facilitates and monitors daily activities of clinical trials or research projects. Directs engineering and technical support activities to develop and maintain tools and computational methods needed to gather and analyze data.

Career Track and Job LevelResearch

Oversees all aspects of management, scientific technological development, and operations for major research projects or research facilities. Ensures compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates. Writes articles, reports and manuscripts. Presents research findings at meetings and/or conferences.

P3: Requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external University issues to improve products or services. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. Works independently, receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Role ImpactIndividual Contributor

ResponsibilitiesThe job manages scientific research projects or scientific research facilities. Uses considerable on-the-job experience to ensure compliance of research activities with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies. Works independently to write articles, reports and manuscripts, and presents research findings at meetings and/or conferences.

1) Uses subject matter and best practices knowledge to perform lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Works independently to assist with project design., 2) Solves complex problems relating to the administration of projects, including planning new procedures, adapting existing procedures to the needs of the project, and making significant contributions to methodology., 3) Guides data collection, evaluation and analysis. Designs and manages databases. Writes reports, articles and manuscripts., 4) Presents research findings at meetings and conferences, as well as to funding agencies. Conducts literature reviews. Develop and maintain liaisons and effective working relations with groups and individuals, agencies, and the public to encourage cooperative management strategies or to develop information and interpret findings., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

1) Will submit and maintain various regulatory protocols (vertebrate animal protocol, biosafety protocal, IRB protocol) for the laboratory.

2) We establish and maintain datebases for the inventory of the lab (freezer stocks, antibodies, DNA constructs, cell lines, mouse colonies).

3) Will train students and junior lab members in basic laboratory techniques.

Unit-preferred Competencies

1)  Excellent writing skills and proficiency in English

Education, Experience, and CertificationsMinimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience

1) Prior Lab Manager or Research Technician experience.

Required Documents

1) Cover Letter

2) Resume

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

FLSA StatusExempt

Pay FrequencyMonthly

Pay GradeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours40

Benefits EligibleYes

Drug Test RequiredNo

Health Screen RequiredYes

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry RequiredNo

Posting Date2019-05-20-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-11-20-08:00

Posting StatementThe University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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