The Research Lab Manager provides complex scientific & technical leadership in determining research priorities & the plan, design & execution of research projects ensuring that programs of investigation meets specified objectives. Plans, develops & implements new experiments & protocols to support research studies & maximize/extend lab capabilities. Sets-up & troubleshoots custom protocols & conducts independent research techniques, procedures & experiments. Co-authors scientific papers for presentation & publication. Manages lab employees, & develop & administer budgets, grants, &/or administrative procedures. Ensures adherence to all associated rules & regulations
Consults with & advises Principle Investigators (PI) in identifying & defining problems that can be resolved with scientific research.
Develops hypotheses to be tested, methodology for evaluating results, & devices for use in empirical studies, including hardware, software & statistical methods as necessary.
Organizes & plans experiments in conjunction with PI.
Establishes control methods, techniques & procedures as required for specific projects & research studies.
Trains, directs, assigns duties to & may supervise lab EEs, students, residents &/or fellows.
Provides instruction to lab users on technically complex procedures, equipment & instruments.
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 8 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 6 years' lab/bench or other relevant experience.
Supervisory or project management experience required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Knowledge of computers and software (Microsoft Word, Excel)
Ability to work independently and escalate appropriately
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Grant writing and manuscript editing experience
Strong editorial skills in the English language
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: 38656
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.