Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Lab Manager (9613C) - 12064
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: October 30, 2020
The California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3) is a cooperative effort between the state of California, private industry, venture capital, and the University of California campuses at Berkeley, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz. In order to stimulate discovery at the intersection of the physical and biological sciences, QB3 promotes multidisciplinary research at world-class facilities, creates innovative educational programs, and fosters industry partnerships. The Institute's more than 180 researchers decipher the complex systems involved in living systems and discover ground-breaking applications for that basic knowledge in the areas of health, energy, and the environment.
The Landry Lab:
The Landry Lab is a team of highly interdisciplinary scientists working at the intersection of nanomaterials research, near-infrared microscopy, and their application to the study of life.
Our lab shares affiliations with the Hellen Wills Neuroscience Institute, the Innovative Genomics Institute, the Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub, the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research, the California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (qb3), and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory MBIB.
Life takes on unique characteristics at the nano-scale. We are accustomed to making observations and predictions for the behavior of living systems on a scale that is intuitive for the time and size scales of our day-to-day lives. For centuries, scientific advancements have been on a size-scale that is familiar to us: distances in meters, times in seconds, masses in kilograms, and volumes in liters. However, the building blocks of life: proteins, nucleic acids, cells, all live at a very different scale. When we zoom into life down to the molecular level, the scales used to describe distances, times, masses, and volumes shrink to a level that is not intuitive to one accustomed to living life at the macro-scale. Our lab focuses on understanding and exploiting nanomaterials to access information about biological systems stored at the nano-scale.
The Schaffer Lab:
The Schaffer research group applies molecular and cellular engineering approaches to investigate biomedical problems focused on engineering of stem cell and gene therapeutics. Our group is a part of the department of Chemical and Biological Engineering, the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, and the Bioengineering Graduate Group at UC Berkeley.
For both Landry and Schaffer labs, provides guidelines for lab safety training to all new lab members regarding EH&S safety regulations, policies, protocols, and maintains organized current safety training records for all lab members.
Participates in Stanley Hall building safety committee meetings and clearly and effectively share and discuss critical information gained from such meetings with all lab members.
Manages and ensures proper handling and disposal of chemical and medical waste in strict accordance with EH&S guidelines.
Develops new and improves existing Biological Use Authorization (BUA), Animal Use Protocol (AUP) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) for all lab equipment and enforce and monitor SOP's relating to the use of hazardous biomedical materials in the labs.
Hires, trains, and supervises work study students (in the Schaffer lab) who perform routine tasks of supporting the lab, providing clear instruction and sufficient time for questions and discussion, while maintaining high standards for work quality and output.
Performs routine tasks of supporting the Landry lab for chemical inventory, watering and maintenance of plants, new lab member onboarding, updating lab roster, managing lab keys, and working with Landry lab FSA Sigrid Allen to coordinate new member HR matters.
For both Landry and Schaffer labs, orders lab supplies, monitors lab inventory, unpacks general lab orders.
Manages lab equipment and implements systems to track lab equipment inventory to streamline equipment maintenance, monitor repairs, and reduce time delays associated with repair and maintenance work.
Performs systematic checks and regularly maintained and calibrate all lab equipment helping to ensure that all such equipment remains highly accurate.
Maintaining stem cell line stocks, maintaining cell lines, and research related to stem cell differentiation into specific neural lineages as well as maintaining microglial cell cultures, maintaining plants, chemical inventory, checking function of microscopy and spectroscopy equipment, and oversight on the use and proper disposal of nanomaterials.
Coordinates group meeting & subgroup scheduling for the Landry lab.
Good organization, time management, and problem solving skills.
Familiar with computers, basic word processing, and spreadsheet software.
Demonstrated strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
0-1 year of laboratory experience and/or equivalent experience/training.
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology and/or relevant field and/or equivalent years experience or training.
Salary & Benefits
This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
This is a full-time, Career position.
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