A Research Lab Supervisor position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Doug Chalker to perform and/or supervise key activities of the Tetrahymena Stock Center (TSC). The TSC is a National Research Resource Center that maintains long-term storage of laboratory strains of the ciliated protozoan Tetrahymena sp. and ships cells lines or DNA samples to researchers upon request. The TSC also consults with researchers and creates new cell lines to support their research goals. The individual filling this position will be responsible for guiding the daily activities of the TSC, working with a lab technician to perform requested services and coordinating the receipt of new samples for cryopreservation, reconstitution of frozen samples, and cataloging. When not performing these key functions, this individual will be involved in developing new research tools useful to the Tetrahymena research community. They will also coordinate the work of undergraduate research assistants tasked with preparing media and other functions that support the centerâ™s work.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Performs laboratory administrative functions such as scheduling, purchasing and establishing record keeping systems.
Supervises laboratory staff assigned, assuring appropriate study procedures, review of staff work, explaining policies and procedures and screening of new employees.
Develops procedure manuals and operational/technical guidelines for lab studies.
Participates in lab study processes, maintaining records and preparing reports as required.
Researches and recommends new methods and procedures to maintain current capabilities, quality and standards.
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
M.S. in Biology and two years of experience working in industry or a research lab.
Experience with basic microbiological techniques.
Experience with basic molecular biology techniques.
Basic database management experience a plus.
Excellent written and oral communication skills for preparation of reports and presentations.
Familiarity with statistical analysis, Image processing, graphing and figure generation.
Familiarity with visualization of genomic data.
Experience or desire to learn website design.
Strong interpersonal skills and helpful attitude to train a vibrant and diverse user base.
Self-motivated and driven to initiate and maintain the excellent operation of the TSC.
Bachelorâ™s degree with 3 or more years of lab experience including supervisory responsibility or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 7 years.
$54,100.00 - $98,100.00 / 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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Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
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