Laboratory Manager

Location
Houston, Texas
Posted
November 20 2021
Ref
9233
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia
Job Type
Manager
Summary

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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