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Laboratory Manager

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
May 26, 2022

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Health Sciences, Medicine
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The Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking a Laboratory Manager to manage and coordinate the activities of a Baylor College of Medicine laboratory to assist faculty in teaching and/or research programs in the Department of Surgery. The Laboratory Manager should have the ability to design and conduct experiments independently, analyze and interpret scientific data, and organize collected data into a form suitable for publication and future reference/replication by others by describing protocols, methods and procedures used, data summaries, and descriptions of problems encountered.

Job Duties

  • Conduct experiments utilizing the following techniques: PCR, RNA/DNA/protein isolation and quantification, gel electrophoresis, flow cytometry, western blotting, isolation of tissues from rodents, CRISPR studies, lentiviral and adenoviral transductions
  • Review literature and scientific material for applicable protocols
  • Analyze results to determine data accuracy and validity
  • Review experiments and redesign methods to correct problems or determine the cause for unexpected results; utilize statistical application software
  • Provide orientation and training to laboratory staff
  • Maintain and repair laboratory equipment, order supplies
  • Review budget and expenditures
  • Allocate the time and resources required to perform experiments
  • Serve as primary interface with animal care and laboratory safety oversight committees to ensure that all standards are met
  • Assist in organizing weekly meetings
  • Maintain freezer inventories and ensure superlative cleanliness, organization, and safety of the laboratory

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

  • Master's degree
  • Experience supervising a lab, managing materials, reagents, instruments, and budget as well as training and teaching technical concepts to laboratory personnel
  • Extensive experience with cell culture including the culture of primary cells

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

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


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