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The Department of Pharmaceutics has an outstanding opportunity for a Pharmacokinetics and Modeling Lab Manager. This position will manage the day-to-day operations of the Pharmacokinetics and Modeling lab and conduct project-related quantitative analyses of drug concentrations in biological samples for PK research resource facility that services the bioanalytical needs of the Pharmaceutics department, the other UW Health Sciences schools, and outside investigators
Conduct Contract Service and Other Lab Activities
Development and validation of new mass spectrometry methods and protocols per request of collaborators and contracts
Conduct quantitative analysis of drug/metabolite concentrations in biological samples collected from grant research and contracts; develop SOPs for assays, as needed.
Provide reports of analytical results from contract and grant activities
Review submitted contracts for feasibility and adequate funding; provide cost estimates for contract assay requests
Prepare and submit Invoices for payment for contracted assays and instrumentation use by all SOP and non-SOP personnel
Assist Dr. Thummel in the preparation of new grant submissions – analytical methods sections and alignment with specific aims and research plans; research new analytical procedures to support the grant application
Participate in the preparation of manuscripts describing research outcomes, with an emphasis on Methods and Results. Lead the composition and publication of novel analytical methods papers
Manage General PK Lab Operations
Submit purchasing requests to support all PK lab activities; ensure delivery of all purchases
Oversee all PK Lab activities, with an emphasis on maintaining tip-top functioning of shared instrumentations, quality assurance practices, and personnel safety
Maintain compliance with safety protocol for all lab areas including BSL-2
When planned lab expansion is implemented, coordinate the recruitment of new personnel, and supervise and evaluate their performance of assigned duties
Train new lab personnel, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and other non-lab staff on the proper operation of mass spectrometers and other lab equipment
Maintain short-term and long-term computer records of instrument operations
Ensure proper functioning of lab computers and software that support mass spectrometer operations, including back-up records, and archiving of data
Maintain Operation of PK Lab LC-MS Instrumentation
Ensure the proper and optimal operation of PK lab liquid chromatography-mass spectrometers (LC-MS) and support equipment (eg, N2 generators); troubleshoot performance anomalies and conduct repairs, when possible, or arrange external vendor servicing of instrumentation
Maintain MS instrument access logs for SOP users; adjudicate scheduling conflicts
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BS in chemical or biomedical sciences (i.e. chemistry, biochemistry, biology, microbiology) or related field.
5-7 years experience
Experience as a research scientist/mass spectroscopy analyst.
Experience as research scientist/engineer at UW, Pharmaceutics PK Lab
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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