Department: MED-Neurological Surgery Salary/Grade: EXS/8
Provides complex scientific and technical leadership in determining research priorities and the plan, design and execution of research projects ensuring that programs of investigation meet specified objectives. Plans, develops and implements new experiments and protocols to support research studies in the areas of brain cancer genetics, immunology and nanotechnology development and maximizes/extends lab capabilities. Sets-up and troubleshoots custom protocols and conducts independent research techniques, procedures and experiments. Co-authors scientific papers for presentation and publication. Manage lab employees, and develops and administers budgets, grants, and/or administrative procedures. Ensures adherence to all associated rules and regulations.
Please note: This position involves a significant amount of mouse work
Consults with and advises Principle Investigators (PI) in identifying and defining problems that can be resolved with scientific research.
Develops hypotheses to be tested, methodology for evaluating results, and devices for use in empirical studies, including hardware, software and statistical methods as necessary.
Organizes and plans experiments in conjunction with PI.
Establishes control methods, techniques and procedures as required for specific projects and research studies.
Guides and assists lab staff in conducting research.
Regularly reviews scientific literature and evaluates and recommends state-of-the-art/cutting-edge applicable techniques and procedures.
Analyzes, evaluates and interprets data to determine relevance to research.
Prepares results and co-authors scientific papers for presentation and publication.
Disseminates information via seminars, lectures, etc.
Creates data for use in grant submission and develop new proposals for research including obtaining financial support.
Identifies and/or acquires new equipment and/or facilities.
Acts as liaison between sponsoring agencies, collaborating organizations and/or other research and/or educational institutions.
Ensures adherence to all current local, state, and federal regulatory requirements, laws and research protocols, and oversees all required filings, approvals, documentation and reports.
Creates and/or manages research budget which may include deciding on and approving expenditures of funds based on budget.
Negotiates prices and specifications with vendors.
Purchases supplies, materials, equipment and services.
Ensures appropriate allocation and compliance.
Trains, directs, assigns duties to & may supervise lab EEs, students, residents &/or fellows.
Provides instruction to lab users on technically complex procedures, equipment & instruments.
Typically manages a lab budget of $2,000,000+; 2,500+ nasf of space & supervises 6+ 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 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.
Masters Degree in a scientific discipline
10+ years of laboratory experience with significant experience in breeding and phenotyping of transgenic and complex genetic moues models.
5+ years’ experience in preclinical animal model development and maintenance and phenotyping of complex genetic mouse models
Experience with preclinical mouse model development and testing and competency in small animal surgery
Previous experience in lab management
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Demonstrated ability to plan and execute in vivo studies independently along with ability to collect, analyze, and present data
Action Oriented – willing to take practical action to deal with a problem or situation
Coachability – receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement
Collaboration – facilitates open and effective communication, cooperation and teamwork within and outside of one’s own team
Collegiality – helpful, respectful, approachable; builds strong working relationships and a positive work environment
Meets deadlines – displays consistency and success in adhering to deadlines
Multi-tasking – demonstrates ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
Organization – plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; anticipates contingencies and pays attention to detail
Ability to develop budgets for research projects, acquire supplies and equipment, work as liaison with collaborators, and prepare data for grant applications
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