Laboratory Manager

Employer
Stanford University
Location
School of Engineering, Stanford, California, United States

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Laboratory Manager🔍School of Engineering, Stanford, California, United States📁Research📅Jan 05, 2022 Post Date📅91947 Requisition #This is a fixed term through 08/31/2023.

The Appel Lab in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University, mse.stanford.edu is seeking a LABORATORY MANAGER to join our interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientists. Research in the Appel lab focuses on design, synthesis, and characterization of polymeric materials for applications in pharmaceutical delivery for treatment of diabetes, prevention of infectious disease, and cancer immunotherapy, among others.

Responsibilities for this position include supporting the faculty/PI in securing research funding, maintaining laboratory budget, maintaining laboratory protocols, and actively monitoring and facilitating the day-to-day operations of the laboratory. This will include inventory management, purchasing general laboratory supplies, and coordinating with Stanford Environmental Health & Safety. The role will also include supporting student and postdoctoral researchers in certain laboratory techniques and skills, including but not limited to chemical synthesis and characterization. Prior experience with small and large animal translational models is preferred but not required. The successful candidate will be able to conduct experiments independently and collaboratively within our interdisciplinary team, under the supervision of the PI. Because the LSRP will frequently interact with a team of graduate and postdoctoral researchers, they must have the ability to communicate scientific concepts clearly.

JOB PURPOSE:

Perform more complex functions and activities involved in defined research projects, independently conduct a portion of the research project(s). Manage all administrative aspects of an experimental lab.

CORE DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Oversee the daily activities of the laboratory including lab maintenance; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed. Assist with purchasing laboratory supplies and equipment.
  • Oversee supply and equipment budget under minimal supervision of principal investigator or business manager.
  • Work with health and safety department to ensure lab complies with regulations and all required trainings.
  • Assist the PI with new research proposals and applications for funding and grants.
  • Supervise (either formally or informally) staff or students as needed, including oversight and direction on techniques, as well as consultation on project work. Serve as a technical resource for other research staff.
  • Independently conduct a portion of the research project(s). Make recommendations on experimental design and/or research direction to principal investigator.
  • Independently conduct complex (lab and/or field) experiments to gather data for a portion of a major research project.
  • Interpret and analyze results, often where few guidelines exist, and make modifications to existing procedures and protocols.
  • Develop new research protocols where appropriate protocols are not described in the literature or where modification or adaptation of standard procedures and protocols is required.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams across different faculties or schools.
  • Perform ongoing literature review to remain current with new procedures and related research; apply to ongoing research and development of new protocols.
  • Contribute substantively to the preparation of papers for publication, especially in the results section, and to publication of findings. Present ongoing work to colleagues and/or academic conferences.

Note: The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

Bachelor's degree in related scientific field and two years of relevant work experience; or Master’s degree in a related scientific field.

DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • PhD or MSc in the Chemical Sciences or related field with advanced experience in laboratory management.
  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
  • Proven project management skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
  • Teaching or mentorship experience and strong interpersonal and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
  • Ability to communicate in a proficient way with scientific concepts both verbally and in writing.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
  • Willingness to become proficient in procedures in mouse models if not already experienced.
  • General computer skills, experience with databases and scientific applications, and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
  • Developing project management skills.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing over 40 pounds.
  • Occasionally sit, kneel, crawl, reach and work above shoulders, sort and file paperwork or parts.
  • Rarely climb, scrub, sweep, mop, chop and mix or operate hand and foot controls.
  • Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
  • Ability to bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work in a dusty, dirty, and odorous environment.
  • Position may require repetitive motion.

* Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • May require working in close proximity to blood borne pathogens.
  • May require work in an environment where animals are used for teaching and research.
  • Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present.
  • Employee must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment, such as safety glasses and shoes, protective clothing and gloves, and possibly a respirator.
  • May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal skills, demonstrating the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote a culture of safety, demonstrating commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

WHY STANFORD IS FOR YOU:

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  • We pride ourselves in being a culture that encourages and empowers you.

HOW TO APPLY

We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the “Apply for Job” button. To be considered, please submit your résumé and a one-page cover letter along with your online application. Your one-page cover letter should briefly describe your background in customer service and provide examples of your experience with attention to detail, responsiveness and decision-making.

*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4952
  • Employee Status: Fixed-Term
  • Grade: G
  • Requisition ID: 91947

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