Lab Manager

North Carolina State University


Date: 1 week ago
City: Raleigh, NC
Contract type: Full time
North Carolina State University
Posting Information






Posting Number


PG192235EP






Internal Recruitment


No






Working Title


Lab Manager






Anticipated Hiring Range


Commensurate with Experience






Work Schedule


Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, weekends as needed






Job Location


Raleigh, NC






Department


Biological Sciences






About the Department


The Department of Biological Sciences, within the College of Sciences at NC State University, is dedicated to research and teaching in a broad range of aspects of the biological sciences. The Department has strong undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral programs and substantial extramural support to develop and maintain integrative research programs. Additionally, the Department partners with other life sciences units across the University to enhance its mission to conduct interdisciplinary research and training programs



The College of Sciences aims at creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable working environment. The selected candidate will be expected to contribute intentionally to ensuring an environment that is supportive, welcoming of all groups, and abides by the cultural and behavioral aspirations in our Culture Charter



Please visit https://sciences.ncsu.edu/about/strategic-planning/culture-charter/ for more information on our Culture Charter






Essential Job Duties



The Baker Lab is opening at NC State and seeks a Research Associate (Lab Manager) starting in Jan 2023. This is a great opportunity to help build a new lab and spearhead projects in systems/behavioral neuroscience. Research in the Baker lab centers on the neural basis of hearing and the evolution of auditory systems. We use cutting-edge tools such as in vivo neural imaging, genetic tool building, connectomics, and behavior in Drosophila species to uncover how flies detect sounds



This position will perform duties in support of neuroscience research studies including but not limited to:


  • Fly husbandry: maintaining fly stocks and managing crosses

  • Purchasing and lab organization: tracking consumable usage to maintain adequate levels

  • Maintaining laboratory protocols: writing, revising, implementing, and teaching lab protocols

  • Developing and building behavior rigs

  • Supervising undergraduate students

  • Performing experiments such as animal behavior, molecular biology (including CRISPR-Cas9 transgenesis), and related data analysis

  • Administrative tasks







The Lab Manager will be expected to:


  • independently support, develop, design, or execute moderately complex research activities for single or multiple research projects

  • participate in formulating research methods and suggest options for improving quality

  • contribute to publications, reports, and conference presentations

  • work independently to collect data and analyze research results.








Other Responsibilities


Perform other related duties as assigned









Qualifications






Minimum Education and Experience


Relevant Master’s degree or B.A./B.S. in neuroscience, biology, biomedical engineering, or related field and at least two (2) years of relevant experience






Other Required Qualifications


  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Careful record keeping

  • Self-motivation

  • Enthusiasm to learn new techniques







Preferred Qualifications


  • At least 2 years of relevant experience in a research lab setting.

  • Experience with research design such as literature review and problem-solving.

  • Previous experience with Drosophila, animal behavior, and/or molecular biology.

  • Computer programming skills (Matlab and/or Python).







Required License(s) or Certification(s)


N/A






Valid NC Driver's License required


No






Commercial Driver's License required


No









Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions






Job Open Date


11/23/2022






Anticipated Close Date


Open until filled






Special Instructions to Applicants


Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for at least three (3) professional references









Position Details






Position Number


00109743






Position Type


EHRA Non-Faculty






Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)


1.0






Appointment


12 Month Recurring






Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather


Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather






Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events


Non Mandatory - Emergency Event






Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


No






Department ID


172201 - Biological Sciences






AA/EEO


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity



If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or
[email protected]



Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit



NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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