The Reiter Lab at UCSF’s Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics is an interdisciplinary research group focused on the function of cilia in intercellular communication. For more information, please visit: http://biochemistry2.ucsf.edu/labs/reiter/
The Laboratory Manager plays a vital role in the overall running and safety of the laboratory and is responsible for managing the daily operations of the lab. The Lab Manager takes responsibility for all aspects of the lab, including but not limited to: instruments/equipment/reagents/protocols, researchers, and supplies needed to ensure the lab runs smoothly.
Day-to-day management of the Laboratory: Be familiar with the regulatory requirements specific to the lab and ensures all users are in compliance with those standards; review research protocols of internal and external research groups in an effort to stay abreast as to what research projects are occurring in the lab at any given time; maintain lab safety, including PPE and signage, and communicate safety requirements to researchers; Ensures all reagents and supplies are available when needed; manages and updates Chemical inventories and/or Risk Group Agent inventories; Perform general lab maintenance of laboratory stocks of DNA, bacteria, antibodies, and cell lines; prepare stock solutions, plates, and media; mammalian cell culture passaging; set lab member lab duties and monitor performance; monitor equipment maintenance; and perform other duties as assigned.
Assist in developmental biology, genetics, cell biology and molecular biology research: Participate in the intellectual life of the lab and make substantive intellectual contributions to the research; assist in research projects involving, but not limited to, mouse embryo and mammalian cell culture generation and phenotyping including: CRISPR/Cas9 mutagenesis, histology, RNA extraction, next generation sequencing, quantitative real-time qPCR, immunofluorescence microscopy, western blot, and flow cytometry; pursue innovative research projects independently or in collaboration with other lab members; and communicate and discuss the research with other lab members.
Administration: Update BUA, IACUC, CHR, EAP protocols; assist PIs and Administrators with drafting study protocols, budgets, and timelines. May assist with grant writing and contract proposals as needed; responsible for lab inventory storage and maintenance. Maintain familiarity with the study and IACUC protocols, including participating in writing and developing both. Collaborate with internal and external partners. Participate as needed in research projects and activities.
Financial: Participate in budget planning, including communicating equipment, facility, and staffing needs; track lab spending on all accounts; review BSRs to ensure accuracy; and send account info to appropriate entities for recharges (e.g., CAT, student retreats).
Computational: Set up new computers for equipment
Training: Ensure all lab members are up to date on UCSF-required safety training; ensures lab users have been trained on the correct use of the lab equipment, in addition to mentoring and disciplining lab users for not following safety policies/procedures that have been established for the lab; and schedules safety training for new lab users and retraining for lab users who are in need of refresher training, to include but not be limited to: equipment training, safety training and/or lab safety plan reviews. Ensure the training has been documented. Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions, and may participate in University and Public Service. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants experience and training.
*Required Qualifications • We are seeking at least a 2 year commitment. Depending on performance and workload, opportunities for independent research will be available. • Must possess a PhD degree (or equivalent degree) or equivalent research experience (e.g. with instrumentation and research equipment, social science research methods, or creative activities). In addition, the successful candidate will have deep proficiency in molecular biology and biochemistry techniques and knowledge of developmental and cellular biology. We are also seeking an individual with superior organization skills to streamline lab operations. • Experience with basic molecular biology techniques and methods including primer design, PCR, construct validation. • Demonstrated ability to work in a team and independently and take initiative in solving problems. • Communication and organizational skills. • Attention to detail. • Ability to multitask effectively. • Excellent demonstrated record of attendance and punctuality. • Ability to adhere to all campus safety policies.
*Preferred Qualifications • Experience with culturing/manipulating cultured mammalian cells. • Experience with microscopy, cloning, and/or next generation sequencing. • Experience with mouse and/or zebrafish husbandry and transgenesis.
UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.