Laboratory Manager

California, United States
Monday, 20 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 20 September 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The Lab Manager will administer the operation of the Zernicka-Goetz lab and provide technical support to the students and postdocs in the lab at Caltech. More information about the Zernicka-Goetz lab can be found here:

Job Duties

  • Ordering reagents
  • Train users on proper operation of instruments
  • Provide technical support to the students and postdocs in the lab
  • Take care of the maintained inventory of tools, materials, and supplies
  • Schedule and supervise preventive maintenance by Caltech staff
  • Maintain operation of instruments and equipment, and coordinate with vendors to install new equipment
  • Orient new laboratory members to location of instruments and associated supplies
  • Maintain lab safety, train students in safety procedures, and communicate with campus safety office; document and communicate laboratory and facility procedures
  • Participate in classes to learn about new equipment and new machining techniques, and educate the research group about such topics
  • General support of all research efforts in the lab
  • Participate in some lab experiments
  • Maintain and update the group website to represent the lab

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in stem cell or developmental or cell biology or equivalent combination of education and experience in a related field
  • At least 2 years of experience in a laboratory
  • Technical knowledge of small animal research
  • Familiarity and experience with molecular and cell biological techniques, and the operation of standard lab equipment required
  • Basic computer skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in stem cell or developmental or cell biology

Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Contact Information for 2-3 professional references

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