Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The department of Oncology is seeking a full time Laboratory Manager to be responsible for scientific and administrative activities and oversight of a laboratory. Extensive knowledge of overall objectives and interests of lab research.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Characterizes cell metabolism by performing in vitro cell-based bioassays/experiments in the field of immunology, cell biology and oncology.
Ensures laboratory compliance with all biosafety regulations.
Analyzes data, provides interpretations, recommendations and conclusions in a timely and accurate manner.
Supervises laboratory vivarium colonies with emphasis on adhering to IACUC guidelines on weaning mouse pups, setting up breeding cages, ensuring animals with any health issues are euthanized promptly in accordance with the lab’s animal protocol or in response to facility veterinarian’s clinical calls.
Performs and supervises genotyping of global and conditional knockout strains of mice to ensure adequate numbers of mice are available for in vivo studies on a regular basis.
Reviews techniques and research protocols to ensure reproducibility and issues recommendations.
Works with laboratory staff to evaluate their technical knowledge and skills and assists in the training of other laboratory personnel.
Acts as a lead technical authority overseeing laboratory staff and is responsible for the overall daily operation of the laboratory including quality control, inventory, and equipment maintenance.
Assists with the development and administration of laboratory budgets. Performs other related administrative and professional duties.
Acts as the direct point of contact for industrial supplier sales personnel and technical support for both lab equipment and shared BKI equipment which the lab uses extensively.
Supervision of Others:
Yes, 3-5 people.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry or related field required
Requires a minimum of five years of related experience and proven technical knowledge and laboratory experience working in an immunology laboratory, is required.
Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.
Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities / Competencies:
Excellent mammalian cell or cell line culture skills.
Working with mouse models of infection, cancer, and autoimmunity.
Conversant with various analytical methodologies including but not limited to flow cytometry, ELISA, and qPCR.
Knowledge of human and rodent immune cell enrichment and manipulation
Knowledge of cell-based binding assays, surface antigen and intracellular staining methodology
Excellent record keeping, organizational, written and verbal skills
Familiar with routine immune functional assays for human or murine immune cell populations
Able to set up assays and conduct technical troubleshooting analysis
Able to analyze data and provide a critical interpretation of results
Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
Strong interpersonal skills for interfacing with other functional groups
Classified Title: Laboratory Manager Working Title: Laboratory Manager Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $52,495-$72,210 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Friday/9:00am-5:00pm/37.5 hours Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002927-Cancer Immunology Lab Research Personnel area: School of Medicine
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