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UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is growing in the diverse areas of professional educational programs, cutting-edge research, and pharmacy services. Research areas specific to this position posting are related to pre-clinical drug development. The school is committed to offering a dynamic learning environment and growing opportunities to its talented and dedicated employees.
Under direction of the Principal Investigator, independently conduct advanced in vitro and in vivo pharmacokinetic studies. The Lab Manager will undertake research projects in collaboration with the Principal Investigator making significant innovative contributions pertaining to research projects funded by the NIH, industry, and the state of California.
Incumbent will carry out studies and document results. Research responsibilities include conceiving, coordinating, and conducting research projects using advanced techniques. It requires a senior researcher who can identify and resolve research problems and optimize technical approaches. The incumbent will also play a key role in training lab personnel in pharmacokinetic studies in animal models.
This position will also take the primary role in the overall management of the laboratory: participating in all aspects of hiring lab personnel, overseeing lab safety protocols and procedures and ensuring lab members are trained in all required lab safety practices. This will include maintaining a lab environment that is in compliance with all laboratory safety rules and regulations, coordinating with regulatory agencies to schedule and conduct routine safety audits, and keeping up-to-date records of safety training documentation.
Finally this position will manage laboratory budgets and oversee animal welfare in the laboratory. The lab manager will write animal protocols for IACUC approval and ensure lab members are in compliance.
Advanced proven theoretical knowledge of molecular biology, genetics, and physiology or related field, as typically attained by a Bachelor's degree.
Proven skill in experimental design and adaptation of methods to achieve results. Experience in integrating data from multiple sources to synthesize conclusions. Knowledge and ability to read and abstract scientific articles and apply to the design of experiments.
Experience in contributing and implementing innovative ideas and techniques on complex and multidisciplinary research projects.
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills including tack, diplomacy, and flexibility in order to work and interact effectively with staff, researchers, and management in person and on the phone.
Experience in designing and performing in vitro pharmacokinetic studies.
Proven skill in pharmacokinetic studies in animal models.
Demonstrated knowledge of sterile cell culture and and ability to teach tissue culture techniques.
Ability to teach basic and complex molecular biology techniques, providing technical work direction and training of students, post-docs and technicians.
Proven ability to teach small animal husbandry and analysis of transgenic mice.
Knowledge of rules, regulations and procedures governing the use of chemicals, radioactive materials and animals used in research.
Demonstrated knowledge of proper handling of biohazardous materials.
Ability to interact with regulatory and repair personnel EH & S and IACUC staff members.
Knowledge of PC software applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to produce reports, correspondence, graphs, and spreadsheets to generate, track, and analyze data.
Familiarity with service contracts and trouble shooting a variety of lab equipment.
Experience with UCSD regulations, policies, and procedures.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Must be able to work to vary work schedule to accommodate research needs.
Must be willing to work with radioactive and biohazardous materials.
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