Research Lab Manager 1

at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Job ID49452 LocationChicago, Illinois Department: MED-Ophthalmology Salary/Grade: EXS/6 Job Summary: Manages daily operations of a research lab.Monitors lab performance, analyzes and reviews results, and supervises development and implementation of new protocols.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. This is a three year term position. Specific Responsibilities: *Manages technical operations of a lab involved in scientific research activities. *In consultation with Principle Investigator (PI) organizes and plans experiments ensuring those project objectives are attained. *Oversees and guides lab staff in review of results and recommendation of changes to protocols to improve validity and accuracy. *Conducts more complex experiments and analysis. *An advanced level in all of the stated skills is required: Molecular Biology: *PCR Histology: *Immunohistochemistry *Microscopy Animal: *Husbandry *Breeding and screening transgenic mice *Database management of colony Administration *Assists PI in reviewing, analyzing, interpreting, summarizing, formatting, editing, and preparing tables, charts, graphs, progress and final reports, etc. *Coordinates between sponsoring agencies, collaboration organizations and/or other research and/or educational institutions. *Ensures research regulations are adhered to, IRB and ACUC approvals in place, material transfer agreements properly executed, and that radiation and lab safety requirements are up to date and implemented. Finance *Manages lab budget and inventory including purchasing of supplies and services ensuring that they are necessary, reasonable and project related. *Orders and maintains inventory of lab supplies, chemicals, equipment and instrumentation and may distribute intra-departmental charges. *Negotiates with vendors, obtain quotes and arrange for demos of large equipment. Supervision *Trains, directs, assigns duties to & supervises lab EEs, students, residents &/or fellows. *Provides instruction to lab users on technically complex procedures, equipment & instruments. *Typically manages a lab budget of $1,000,000-$3,000,000; 1,000 - 3,000 nasf of space & supervises 5-15 lab members. Miscellaneous Performs other duties as assigned. Minimum Qualifications: *BS in a basic science and 6 years experience; or an MS in a basic science and 4 years experience; or 8 years practical lab/bench experience is required.Supervisory or project management experience required. Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.) *Experience with Molecular Biology PCR, Immunohistochemistry, Animal Husbandry and Breeding and screening transgenic mice Preferred Qualifications: *Experience with lab safety and project budgeting Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities) *Experience with plasmid preparation, microscopy, RNA sysnthesis Target hiring range for this position will be between $55,128 - $77,525 per year.Offered salary will be determined by the applicant's education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. Benefits: At Northwestern, we are proud to provide meaningful, competitive, high-quality health care plans, retirement benefits, tuition discounts and more! Visit us at to learn more. Work-Life and Wellness: Northwestern offers comprehensive programs and services to help you and your family navigate life's challenges and opportunities, and adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles. We support flexible work arrangements where possible and programs to help you locate and pay for quality, affordable childcare and senior/adult care. Visit us at to learn more. Professional Growth & Development: Northwestern supports employee career development in all circumstances whether your workspace is on campus or at home. If you're interested in developing your professional potential or continuing your formal education, we offer a variety of tools and resources. Visit us at to learn more. Northwestern strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccinations and boosters for people who can obtain them as a critical tool for minimizing severe illness. More information can be found on the webpage. The Northwestern campus sits on the traditional homelands of the people of the Council of Three... For full info follow application link. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
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Job Posting: 11674085

Posted On: Feb 14, 2024

Updated On: Mar 15, 2024

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