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Lab Manager

Princeton University
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Four-Year Institution

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The Lynch Lab is seeking a highly organized and motivated Lab Manager for a full-time position within the Ludwig Princeton Branch. Our lab aims to establish a mechanistic understanding of how diet, obesity and systemic metabolism impact the immune system and ability of the immune system to detect and kill cancer. Reciprocally, we study how the immune system influences whole body metabolism. We foster an inspiring, diverse and collaborative lab environment that values and supports each other, makes science enjoyable, and fosters growth to become a better scientist. We welcome applicants who share our collaborative philosophy and enjoy working in a team-orientated setting. Attention to detail, precision, good record keeping, organization, time-management and communication skills are essential. The lab manager will oversee operations for a 12-15 member research group and the work performed by the successful candidate will be central to the core projects of the lab and will result in co-authorship on high impact publications. The responsibility of the position is divided into project management, lab management and mouse colony management. This is a one-year appointment with the possibility of extension.


• Manage mouse colony, assist lab members with mouse procedures.

• Assist with lab animal and safety protocol in coordination with the principal investigator.

• Assist with lab experiments including tissue dissections, cell isolations, flow cytometry, imaging, cell culture. Any new techniques will be taught.

• Develop new experimental protocols as the need arises.

• In coordination with PI, assist with new personnel onboarding and train basic mouse handling and lab techniques (tissue dissection, cell isolations, cell culture).

• In charge of lab maintenance, including ordering, shipping and receiving of lab reagents/supplies; organize of lab supplies; inventory, make buffers for lab use, ensure lab safety is aligned with internal and external regulations.


Essential Qualifications:

• A minimum of 2+ years experience working with laboratory mice.• Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2+ years’ experience working in a cellular or molecular biology laboratory setting.• Must be detail-oriented and highly motivated. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, work collaboratively as a part of a team.• Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities simultaneously, and exercise discretion with confidential information.• Strong problem-solving skills, attention to detail, ability to take initiative and meet firm deadlines.• Flexibility to adapt to the science and research needs of the lab. • Proven time management and organizational skills • Intrinsically motivated by doing good work


Preferred Qualifications:

•5+ years experience working with laboratory mice and in a cellular or molecular biology laboraty setting.


Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Standard Weekly Hours36.25Eligible for OvertimeYesBenefits EligibleYesProbationary Period90 daysEssential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)NoPhysical Capacity Exam RequiredNoValid Driver's License RequiredNo#LI-ZY1


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