The primary role of the Research Lab Manager is to serve as senior lab personnel – overseeing the activities and staff of the laboratory, providing training to lab staff, and assuring observation of safety policies.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Oversee management of laboratory, including training of personnel in various techniques and analysis. Ensure that lab safety policies and procedures are observes and maintain safety records. Oversee the set-up and maintenance of lab equipment. Maintain inventory and order supplies as necessary. Oversee the disposal of hazardous waste. Maintains fiscal accountability of the program and approves all expenditures for the laboratory.
Manage technical staff and all animal care procedures and processes. Provide guidance and oversight for animal care staff and facility users. Recruit, hire and manage the performance of animal care staff. Ensure regulatory compliance. Oversee and participate in mouse husbandry and mouse procedures including: perfusions, injections, surgeries, tumor installation, and genotyping analysis as needed.
Maintain knowledge of scientific trends through readings, conferences, and seminars. Review literature to identify suitable procedures and methods.
Assist in preparation of completed research reports or analyses on each project phase. Direct or participate in tabulation and computation of project results. Write results of experiments and assist in writing articles for publication as needed.
Note: This position will work in a Clinical BAL laboratory. Training will be provided. This position will work with students of all levels (undergraduate through postgraduate Fellows).
Bachelor of Science in biological science or closely related field and three years of research experience.
Ability to exercise independent judgment. Ability to interpret and determine appropriateness of scientific readings. Knowledge of animal care, surgery techniques, and anesthesia protocols, especially for rodents. Knowledge of laboratory practices and ability to train new hires. Proficient in notebook maintenance, and specific assay protocols (westerns, IHC, PCR etc.). Successful completion of the required courses through the safety department (Radiation, Blood Bourne Pathogens, Biological and Laboratory Safety, etc.).
Experience in working with infectious agents, including HIV. Experience in isolating cells and fluids from biological specimens (lung, blood). Experience in DNA/RNA isolation and working with large data bases.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
Ability to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time. Other lab duties may involve moving heavy equipment or materials.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3RS
Campus: IUPUI - Indianapolis
Department: PULMONARY (IN-PULM-IUINA)
Internal Number: 76996
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