Laboratory Manager

Houston, Texas
November 20 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The McGinley lab in the Neuroscience Department at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a to hire a laboratory manager to serve as a managerial member of our cutting-edge and vibrant research lab. Will facilitate our complex and multi-faceted lab running smoothly.

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Job Duties

  • Serves as supervisor of research technicians and undergraduate assistants, and coordinates with graduate students, postdocs, staff scientists, staff engineers, and other personnel.
  • Oversees data management, including pre-processing and pipelining of experimental data, transfer to and organization of data servers, and ongoing pipeline improvement.
  • Learns the inner-workings of our high-throughput rodent behavioral training approaches so that best practices can be standardized over long time periods and stably flow into the proper channels.
  • Contributes to executing rodent behavior experiments and/or other experiments, such as animal surgeries, based on interest and past experience.
  • Oversees animal colony management, including genotyping, microchipping, and record keeping.
  • Establishes and maintains protocol documents for behavior, physiology, and data analysis pipelines.
  • Oversees general lab functioning and maintenance, including:
    • Supports communication between different lab members.
    • Becomes familiar with the different lab projects.
    • Becomes familiar with animal protocol and assist with amendments.
    • Helps coordinate schedules for shared experimental stations.
    • Helps order supplies and equipment, including coordinating between lab members and administrative support.
    • Maintains the lab meeting schedule.
    • Assists with upkeep and replacement of experimental components.
    • Keeps up with inspection dates and requirements.
    • Helps keep the lab clean and organized.
    • Coordinates with contracted web developer to maintain the lab website and lab wiki.
    • Liaises between the lab and outside world, including vendors and BCM IT, HR, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • Five years of relevant experience, with prior supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in high-caliber research settings.
  • Experience with animal behavior, animal surgeries, brain physiology, or computation.
  • Knowledge of software/hardware relating to behavioral and/or physiological data acquisition and analyses (e.g. Python, Matlab, LabVIEW).

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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