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Research Lab Manager

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Job Details
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Company Name
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chica
Physical Address

Chicago, IL 60664
Job Description

The Manager of Research Laboratory provides daily operational oversight and support to the research laboratory of Dr. Xiao-Nan Li. Responsible for developing, implementing, maintaining and monitoring policies and procedures for this laboratory. Participates in planning experiments and evaluating/interpreting test results utilizing detailed knowledge of research laboratory protocols, procedures and practices. Maintains excellent public relations for all laboratory services. Assigns work and supervises lab personnel and reviews technical operations ensuring that all processes, protocols and procedures are quality controlled and functioning up to standards. Develops, implements and administers budgets, grant and administrative procedures. Co-authors scientific papers for presentation and publication and coordinates writing, submission and administration of grants.

+ Develops and implements policies and procedures for the research laboratory.

+ Provides direct supervision and support for laboratory staff, maintains adequate staffing levels and manages technical operations of the laboratory.

+ Helps grant applications and serves as the contact person for the funded grants.

+ Maintains accurate and timely laboratory budgets and financial reports.

+ Places and keeps track of all the purchasing orders.

+ Maintains the database of research regents, drugs and chemicals

+ Assures effective communication with physicians, reference labs, and other staff members regarding specimen collection, documentation, scheduling, etc.

+ Participates in planning experiments and coordinates the laboratory team efforts.

+ Uses various software applications, such as spreadsheets, relational databases, electronic mail, World Wide Web, statistical packages, and graphics packages to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or test reports

+ Uses universal safety precautions to protect self and co-workers from biohazardous materials, including blood-borne pathogens.

+ Complies with biohazard/radiation safety standards through proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents and/or radiation sources in the workplace.

+ Monitors biohazard/radiation safety standards and proper handling of potentially hazardous chemical and biological agents and/or radiation sources in the workplace.

+ Other job functions as assigned.

+ Broad knowledge of laboratory research skills usually acquired through full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in a scientific major or related or appropriate combination of education and experience and at least 6 years of lab/bench or other relevant experience. Proven leadership qualities with at least 3 years of supervisory experience.

+ Proven ability to develop effective systems. Excellent communication and leadership skills. Ability to work well in a team environment and with different personalities and educational levels. Able to handle a variety of responsibilities simultaneously and without constant direction. Possess an excellent command of the English language; medical and scientific terminology is required.

+ Working knowledge and frequent utilization of common word processing, data management, and graphics software packages.

Requisition ID: 2019-9531

Shift: Days

Street: 225 E Chicago

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