Lab Manager - 57920-1A

Updated: Jan 31, 2024
Location: Irvine-Campus
Job Type:
Department: Ophth Administration

Job Opening ID: 57920
Reports To: Department Administrator
Working Title: Lab Manager
Department: Ophth Administration
Bargaining Unit: 99
FLSA: Exempt
Payroll Job Code: 006246
Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine
Percent of Time: 100%
Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F
Employee Class: Career

 
Position Summary:

 

The Cellular and Molecular Immunology Lab of Gavin Herbert Eye Institute at the UC Irvine School of Medicine, Department of Ophthalmology anticipates an opening for the Lab Manager position.

Applications are being sought from recent M.S., Ph.D., and/or M.D. graduates in the field of Immunology, Virology, Cellular and Molecular Biology or equivalent.

The incumbent will be expected to manage all research aspects of The Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology.  In addition to some bench and animal work including BSL3.  This will require management skills of 1) acquiring and maintaining inventory of mRNA vaccines, adenovirus peptides, antibodies, virus stocks, monoclonal antibodies, and all lab reagents 2) monitoring of lab equipment such as freezers, biosafety cabinets, flow cytometers, and liquid nitrogen tanks, ELISA readers, PCR Machines, Luminex, Flow Cytometer etc. 3) oversight of animal studies (mice, rabbit, guinea pigs, and hamsters) and breeding, and 4) interface with key stakeholders such as Project Management, Finance and Procurement.  The incumbent will plan and manage experiments with researchers and facilitate writing of study reports 5) writing reports, first draft papers and grants.

 

 
Total Compensation:


In addition to the salary range listed below, we offer a wealth of benefits to make working at UCI even more rewarding. These benefits may include medical insurance, sick and vacation time, retirement savings plans, and access to a number of discounts and perks. Please utilize the links listed here to learn more about our compensation practices and benefits.

 

$66,700.00 - $118,500.00 (Annual Salary)

 

Department Website:
 

Required:
  • Acquiring and maintaining inventory of mRNA vaccines, adenovirus peptides, antibodies, virus stocks, monoclonal antibodies, and all lab reagents
  • Monitoring of lab equipment such as freezers, biosafety cabinets, flow cytometers, and liquid nitrogen tanks, ELISA readers, PCR Machines, Luminex, Flow Cytometer etc.
  • Oversight of animal studies (mice, rabbit, guinea pigs, and hamsters) and breeding
  • Interface with key stakeholders such as Project Management, Finance and Procurement.  The incumbent will plan and manage experiments with researchers and facilitate writing of study reports 5) writing reports, first draft papers, and grants.
  • Provides research, logistical, and operational support to all trainees working in the laboratory. 

 

  • Ensures quality control and compliance with protocols and regulations. Receives research laboratory objectives, supervises lab personnel, and strategic project management. 

 

  • Keeps detailed and organized calendars for multiple commitments.  Communicates with faculty regarding calendars and changes in schedules.

 

  • Makes various arrangements for meetings and events associated with lab meetings.  This includes but not limited to reserving conference rooms.

 

  • Assesses the supplies and equipment needed and works with the purchasing team to submit requests.

 

  • Contacts vendor when equipment repairs are needed.
     
Preferred:
  • Must be willing to work variable shifts and hours required and/or needed. 
  • Leadership skills associated with planning work assignments, establishing priorities and scheduling instructional space. 
  • Solid interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective working relationships with students, faculty and staff. 
  • Knowledge of data acquisition and analysis techniques. 
  • Advanced knowledge of research discipline or instructional design to collaborate effectively with faculty and function as a resource to research and instructional associates. 
  • Solid interpersonal communication skills to effectively supervise staff. 
  • Ability to conduct and report on scientific experiments and findings. 
  • Knowledge of necessary lab safety procedures and requirements, as well as chemical disposal guidelines.

 

Conditions of Employment:

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment

The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
  • E-Verify
  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https://hr.uci.edu/new-hire/conditions-of-employment.php

Closing Statement:

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]

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