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Laboratory Manager (9612C) 19612

University of California, Berkeley
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Laboratory Manager (9612C) 19612 About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: June 28, 2021

Departmental Overview

The Botchan Lab studies the mechanisms and regulation of the initiation of DNA replication in eukaryotes and how this process is coupled to the cell cycle. Drosophila chromosomes provide unique opportunities to learn about chromosomal dynamics. We have used structural biology, biochemistry and biophysical methods along side of genetics to study the pathways and proteins of DNA replication.

  • Lab management: Safety officer, manage purchasing, ordering supplies and repairs, organize and manage lab reagents. Manage lab calendar and assign/schedule lab duties, autoclave waste, assist with animal protocol renewals and safety inspection.
  • Provide administrative support, logging data into lab spreadsheets, grant proposal preparation, research paper preparation, seminar scheduling, mail processing and general correspondence, and filling out standard UC forms (e.g. reimbursement forms, chemical inventories, safety checklists; manage supervisor's calendar; research and place orders for equipment and supplies; assist with PowerPoint presentation; preparations and posters; review financial statements).
  • Manage the lab's fly collection, including isolation of genomic DNA and genotyping cells by PCR. To do this the SRA will learn the labs protocols from Maren Bell who will be on recall for this training.
  • Standard molecular biology techniques. The SRA will assist lab members with their experiments in molecular biology. The SRA will perform immunohistochemistry, PCR, cloning, standard cell cultures and make these available to the lab members. In addition, the SRA will assist members of the lab when new members might arrive. The SRA will be required to attend weekly lab meetings to understand the basic objectives of the lab's research projects.

Required Qualifications
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques, and knowledge of lab safety procedures.
  • Proven organizational and leadership skills to be able to work independently.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills that create and maintain excellent working relationships in a team environment.
  • The capability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Broad understanding of equipment and technologies used in Neuroscience research.
  • Bachelor's degree in biological sciences (or equivalent experience), or related field and at least 2 years of extensive experience working in a biology research lab.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience managing multiple projects in a supervisory/managerial role for a minimum of two years in a corporate or academic setting.

Salary & Benefits

This is a monthly paid (exempt) position. Annual salary will be commensurate with experience (stepped rates).

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Research Support Professionals Unit (RX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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