The laboratory manager oversees key aspects of operations for all facets of optimal laboratory performance. The position works independently and proactively on fiscal laboratory maintenance, inventory management, sample chain of custody, instrument maintenance, laboratory safety, implementing and maintaining standard operating procedures, supervising undergraduate students, technicians, and work study students, and maintaining social media presence for the laboratory.
The laboratory manager will participate extensively in the experiment design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. The role will be involved with new protocol implementation and optimization. The incumbent will review and evaluate relevant literature for novel approaches to address research questions. The laboratory manager will serve as the secondary research contact behind the PI. The incumbent will participate with training and handle lab management. The laboratory manager will be responsible for maintaining cell lines and maintaining a biobank of human specimens and genomic materials. In addition, the incumbent will perform experiments in human induced pluripotent derived neurons and human brain tissue specimens. Experimental procedures will include DNA and RNA extractions, PCR and rtPCR, cell based assays, cyrosectioning, cloning, FAC sorting, immunohistochemistry, imaging, and single cell RNA sequencing.
The incumbent will order supplies for the laboratory and maintain a current inventory of supplies, chemicals, and freezers.
The laboratory manager will interface with investigators globally to develop sample manifests, receive and log samples into the laboratory for analysis, and destroy or return samples after analysis.
The position will also be responsible for ensuring all instrument function is recorded daily and calibrations are performed daily-annually (including freezers and refrigerators, balances, pipettes, pH meters, analytical equipment).
The incumbent will be responsible to maintaining up to date laboratory safety records, performing all lab safety training for new learners and staff, and interfacing with EHS on laboratory inspections and safety issues.
It is expected that the lab manager will work independently and proactively in all of these areas of responsibility.
Education and Experience:
At least 3 years of experience working in a laboratory environment as well as some business and finance background is required. The position also requires high level skills in organizing and prioritizing time and activities efficiently; ability for detailed and meticulous documentation and organization of supplies, compounds, and paperwork; skills in setting up, using, and caring for laboratory equipment, instruments, and supplies; ability to plan, organize, and direct activities of students; and proficiency with MS Office.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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