Laboratory Manager

Location
California, United States
Posted
14 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Jan 2019
Ref
81147
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Nolan Lab in the Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology is seeking a Scientific Project Manager / Laboratory Services Manager 1 to maintain the laboratory facilities, procure a high volume of lab supplies and equipment, manage animal and human protocols. The ideal candidate possesses the skills to edit scientific reports for style and substance.

Duties include:

  • Oversee the operation and management of a research or teaching facility; schedule and coordinate use of equipment and/or facility.
  • Negotiate and monitor equipment service contracts and warranties with vendors.
  • Determine equipment needs, authorize purchase of equipment, and oversee installation of equipment and instruments in collaboration with facilities services staff.
  • Perform and/or coordinate preventative maintenance and repair of all equipment; determine proper method of repair.
  • Oversee layout, allocation, and tracking of space among multiple labs; manage logistics of laboratory moves; implement plans for renovations of equipment and or/facilities in collaboration with facilities services staff.
  • Administer and prepare budgets that include several funding sources. 
  • Administer health and safety programs and ensure safety compliance; act as resource on safety procedures; provide instruction on routine basis; liaise with school and/or university health and safety office as appropriate.
  • Direct work of other staff, including supervision, hiring, promotions, and terminations; determine staffing needs, and ensure efficient utilization of staff.
  • Edit scientific reports for style and substance.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate possesses a Master degree in biological sciences.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Understanding of academic research facility needs.
  • General background in a discipline related to the work of specific lab(s).
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple budgets.
  • Knowledge and experience in managing facilities, operations, maintenance, space, and equipment administration in a research or teaching setting.
  • Excellent communication and customer services skills.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects in a complex and technical environment.
  • Familiarity with health and safety compliance regulations.

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.

* - 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 at times be required to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present. 
  • Specific hazards include, but are not limited to, chemicals, pesticides, and solvents, allergens, blood born pathogens.
  • May require work in an environment where animals are used for teaching and research. 
  • May be exposed to radiation or electromagnetic fields.
  • Must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses and shoes, protective clothing and gloves, etc. 
  • May work extended or unusual work hours due to research or project requirements and peak work cycles. 
  • After hours on-call availability required.