Laboratory Manager II - Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR73535
The Chemical and Environmental Analysis Facility is seeking a Laboratory Manager to engage and expand the user base, support research projects and initiatives, and oversee the maintenance and optimize the performance of instrumentation in the facility. The primary job of the Manager is to expand user base on an ongoing basis, submit collaborative research contracts and grants, engage with the research community, and build robust methods to enhance the performance of the facility. The Manager will also participate in the research by supporting users with methods development for assays of complex chemical mixtures such as metabolites and environmental samples. A major expectation is that the Laboratory Manager will develop grants and contracts together with the users that generate additional revenue.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Planning, organizing, and/or controlling all aspects of instrumentation instrument use, operation, and upkeep.Â
Promote the safe and effective operation of the facility.
Facility marketing and user baseengagement and expansion.Â
Support and respond to instrument user needs, including method development.Â
Facilitate user training.Â
Design, acquire, and conduct data analysis/interpretation with users.Â Â Â
Develop/modify laboratory safety regulations and practice, ensuring compliance.Â
Develop and writecollaborative research and federal grants.Â
Perform other duties as assigned and oversee the technician.Â
PhD with experience in lab operations or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling four years.Â
Demonstrated ability to operate/maintain a wide range of analytical equipment and instruments (e.g., Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy, gas chromatograph mass spectrometer, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer, Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) analysis, dynamic light scattering).Â
Education in chemistry, chemical engineering, or environmental engineering with a background in the operation of analytical instrumentation.Â
Team player with a high level of initiative and motivation; ability to work both independently and lead a team.Â
Ability to think creatively to solve problems, and to know when to ask for help.Â
Ability to develop industrial contracts or federal grants.Â Special consideration will be given to applicants with a demonstrated record in grant writing and acquiring funding for collaborative projects.Â
Ability to engage the scientific community and market the facility.Â
Ability to develop analytical methods.Â
Ability to prioritize tasks in a diverse environment.Â Â
â‹A strong background in analytical instrumentation and chemistry is essential.
Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills with the ability to organize multiple tasks and frequent deadlines in parallel.
Ability to communicate in oral and written form with all levels of personnel.
Ability to work under pressure and with attention to detail.
The capacity to contribute scientifically to diverse projects is another plus.
A successful candidate will have the ability to monitor the condition of a suite of analytical instrumentation and perform other duties including conducting routine servicing, repair and maintenance; troubleshooting more complex problems; consulting with users to determine and recommend best techniques and analytical methods to solve research problems; maintaining statistics of instrument usage; and keeping up on advances in the field by attending relevant seminars, training courses and symposia.Â Â
Bachelorâ™s degree in related field and five years of experience, or masterâ™s degree in related field and three years of experience or PhD in related field and one year of experience.
$53,000.00 - $96,200.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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