A Laboratory in the Dept. of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology seeks to hire a Laboratory Manger to coordinate and manage two closely-associated laboratories with a shared research focus on tumor biology and immunology, cell metabolism, and inflammation. The labs are well-funded and provide a dynamic and highly interactive environment of basic and translational studies that includes graduate students, post-docs, clinical fellows, and research technicians. The lab manager position will lead in performing administrative, research, and technical duties and will supervise laboratory staff, develop lab guidelines, and maintain procedures.
The Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology at Vanderbilt has a long and rich history of excellence in teaching, clinical service, and research. Our collaborative efforts in personalized medicine in cancer, pharmacogenomics and the creation of Diagnostic Management Teams are at the "leading edge" of a revolution in the practice of pathology. The department lives and breathes our mantra that we are a "laboratory of the whole" for defining the future of pathology. We are committed to taking a leadership role in both basic and translational research in these areas of focus.
POSITION: Full-Time, Exempt
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Oversee lab functions and coordinate efforts of the two labs
Work with research staff, students, postdocs to ensure lab procedures are efficient and labs are well supplied and maintained.
Organize lab meetings and retreats
Places orders and manages the spending on a portfolio of grants covering multiple projects across two labs.
Manages equipment and service contracts.
Sets up repairs and oversees maintenance on a variety lab equipment.
Onboards new staff and serve as a point-of-contact manager for lab members
Ensures compliance with biosafety and radioactivity guidelines. Maintains accessible records of lab stocks.
Work with Dept of Animal Care and lab staff to manage mouse colonies, ensure compliance with IACUC policies, maintain breeding of mouse lines, train staff on mouse protocols.
Prepare, assess, and amend IACUC and IRB protocols as projects evolve and train laboratory members accordingly.
Communicate effectively with PI's, administrative staff of the respective departments, and collaborators.
Create and maintain strategies for using funds, actively participate in budget preparation for grants, participate in grant proposal development.
Serve as resource on experiments, technical issues.
Perform experiments in tumor immunology and broadly assist the lab as needed
5+ years of experience as a laboratory technician or manager
Experience leading or managing a team
B.S. or B.A., with M.A. preferred
Knowledge of Vanderbilt University Medical Center procedures and systems preferred
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