The Lab Supervisor assists the Principal Investigator within the Wells Center for Pediatric Research, Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases & Global Health in conducting investigative research related to malaria immuno-epidemiology, the pathogenesis of severe malaria, interactions between malaria and other disease states like iron deficiency and sickle cell disease. Responsible for the organization and maintenance of the lab and its personnel based in the US and overseas. Provides quality control of data generated by the lab and support for execution of laboratory assays include polymerase chain reaction (PCR), ELISA, and microscopy.
Primary responsibilities include:
Organize and maintain clinical samples, inventories, and databases using Microsoft Excel, FileMaker, and/or STATA. Ship samples to collaborators.
Order and maintain laboratory supplies and equipment, including coordination, ordering, and shipping for international partner labs.
Supervise research technicians and students in standard procedures, methods, and techniques and serve as a resource to laboratory personnel.
Coordinate assignments of laboratory personnel and monitor completion. Orient students to lab and monitor day to day activities and experiments of new lab members. Train all lab personnel as needed and ensure laboratory compliance with safety guidelines through the creation, implementation, and enforcement of standard operating procedures.
Maintain quality control of data generated by lab members.
Handle administrative tasks such as scheduling and submission of annual permits.
Oversee aliquoting schemes; conduct DNA extractions, PCR, and ELISA experiments; and help with cell and parasite cultures.
Master's degree in Science or Public Health from an accredited institution; OR Bachelor's degree in Science with three years of research experience.
Organizational skills and attention to detail. Interested in global public health research. Ability to learn quickly and work independently. Ability to effectively communicate in person, via email, and via phone with a wide diversity of individuals and groups, on an international scale. Ability and willingness to deal with administrative matters regularly.
Hands-on laboratory experience. Familiarity with standard biological laboratory techniques and equipment. Proficiency with FileMaker. Knowledge of epidemiological methods.
Salary Plan: PAE
Salary Grade: 3RS
Job Function: Research
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