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Research / Lab Manager, Division of Biological Sciences - Laboratory of Jeffrey Good (2066-254)

Company: University of Montana
Location: Missoula
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Job Description:

The Good Lab at the University of Montana seeks a full-time Research / Lab Manager to join our collaborative team of intellectually curious, innovative thinking, and hard-working professionals to lead data collection on large-scale genomic experiments, manage quantitative/systems genetic experiments using established breeding colonies of mice and dwarf hamsters, and contribute to the overall intellectual environment of the lab. The Good lab uses diverse genomic and quantitative genetic approaches to understand mammalian development, adaptation, and speciation. This position is responsible for the daily operations of the research unit by overseeing resources, equipment, and personnel; collaborating on evolutionary studies using molecular techniques and manage of genetic breeding experiments with mice and hamsters (including anatomical dissections, microscopy and quantitative genetic analysis) and statistical and computational analysis of genomic data; developing and establishing safety policies/procedures and will manage the implementation and refinement of laboratory protocols; participating in preparing manuscripts for publication, supervision of undergraduates in laboratory techniques, and travel to national meetings to present results; and managing the overall needs of the laboratory including budgets and grant administration. This position will also hire research staff, supervise, and train undergraduate and graduate students in laboratory techniques; develop and teach methods and procedures; and ensure lab safety. This position requires incumbent to develop working knowledge to effectively manage mouse/hamster research colony including all aspects of rodent husbandry and maintenance of genetic research; develop working knowledge to design and implement genomic experiments to address questions in evolutionary biology; and develop working knowledge to construct genomic libraries for various Illumina sequencing projects, including exon capture, RAD-seq, and whole genome sequencing. Required Skills * Demonstrated working knowledge of basic concepts in evolution, genetics, and genomics. * Demonstrated management skills (both fiscal and personnel). * Demonstrate the ability and desire to learn/develop laboratory protocols and techniques. * Strong communication skills, including the ability to teach and train others in analytical methods and procedures. * Ability to identify, analyze and summarize relevant literature. * Ability to write effectively, gather data for reports and grant proposals, generate reports and contribute to the generation of grant proposals. * Possess basic accounting and budgeting skills. * Possess competency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access. * Possess an understanding of safety guidelines and be able to instruct others in this. * Capability to set priorities while utilizing good time management practices. * Ability to work well independently and with others. * Good organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and assign those tasks to others. Minimum Required Experience * Bachelors Degree in Biology, Genetics, or another related scientific discipline, and previous laboratory research experience with a foundation in molecular biological techniques including DNA/RNA extraction and purification, PCR amplification, DNA sequencing, and quantitative PCR; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred Qualifications * Candidates with previous experience working with rodent systems or collecting and/or analyzing large-scale genomic data (e.g., WGS, exome sequencing, RADseq, RNAseq, ATACseq) are strongly encouraged to apply. * Basic experience with next-generation sequencing techniques including construction and validation of sequencing libraries. * Experience with bioinformatics analysis of genomic data, including proficiency in one or more coding language (e.g., Python/Java/Perl/C+/R). * Experience working with rodent husbandry/genetics. * Experience dealing with large datasets (e.g., using R). * Experience in biochemistry or analytical chemistry. * Master's degree in biology or a related field. About the Laboratory of Jeffrey Good The University of Montana offers a vibrant research community. The Good lab shares newly constructed molecular and computational space with five other outstanding groups, as part of an entire floor dedicated to evolutionary genomics research. For further information on our research please visit the Good Lab website (thegoodlab.org) and email Dr. Good directly at jeffrey.good@umontana.edu. All applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Good prior to applying. Position Details Position Title: Research / Lab Manager Position Number: 049650 Department: Division of Biological Sciences - Laboratory of Jeffrey Good Work Schedule: Full-time, 1.0 FTE (40 Hours a week), Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 12 months/year. Salary: $18.346/hr ? Current employee's rate of pay for this position will be determined by the staff compensation plan and may be different from the posted salary. For questions and details regarding the staff compensation plan, email the Compensation Department. Union Affiliation: none Probationary Period: Six months minimum Benefits Include: Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program. Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment In accordance with University regulations, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans' or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References: References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing: Individual hiring departments at UM may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility: All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9). How to Apply Priority Application Date: Monday, September 24, 2018 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time Zone Complete applications received by the 'Priority Application Date' will be guaranteed consideration. Position will remain open until filled. Candidates are required to submit the following materials online via "New Resume/CV" button below: A complete application Includes: * Letter of Interest ? addressing your qualifications and experience related the stated required skills for the position. * Detailed Resume ? listing education and describing work experience. * Professional References ? names and contact information for three (3) professional references. Need additional help? Check out our UM Jobs FAQ website.SDL2017

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