This position manages daily operations of a research lab. Monitors lab performance, analyzes and reviews results, and supervises development and implementation of new protocols. The Research Lab Manager 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. This position develops implements and administers budgets, grant and administrative procedures. The Research Lab Manager co-authors scientific papers for presentation and publication and coordinates writing, submission and administration of grants.
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.
Using an advanced level of skill, completes the following activities:
DNA, RNA, Protein isolation, purification and expression
Southern, Northern, Western blotting
Cloning, mapping and sequencing of DNA
Cell culture, cell isolation
Antibody production and purification
Oversees and manages collection, maintenance, analysis and evaluation of data that will be used in grant submissions, presentations and publications.
Ensures that information is entered correctly into databases.
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.
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.
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.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a 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 6 years' lab/bench or other relevant experience required; OR
Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's or higher degree in a scientific major or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 4 years' lab/bench or other relevant experience.
Supervisory or project management experience required.
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. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 35079
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.