Job Req ID:  108901

Laboratory Manager

We are seeking a Laboratory Manager who will be responsible for overseeing the administrative and scientific activities of the laboratory. The laboratory manager will also be responsible for the efficient utilization of assigned resources and for planning future research, staffing, equipment, and space. The individual will assist with the development and administration of laboratory budgets. Extensive knowledge of biomedical research and how laboratory organization satisfies research goals and objectives are required for the position. This position will directly supervise at least two to six laboratory professionals and assist with the coordination of research activities and utilization of resources among the other laboratories in the Neurodegeneration Program and Stem Cell Program at the Institute for Cell Engineering.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the overall operation of laboratory function and activities as a representative of multiple PI’s.
  • Supervises, orients, trains, and develops staff of assigned laboratories. Plans coordinate staffing patterns to support the institute effectively and efficiently. Manage staff including recommendations for hiring, terminating, and performance appraisal of the units.
  • Ensures and supports the training of staff, students, residents, and others including compliance of the laboratory with the University's suite of courses in laboratory safety, biohazard, and animal welfare.
  • Serve as a training resource for investigators and collaborators.
  • Participates in the specification, design, implementation, and modification of projects related to the labs.
  • Develop, design, and manage substantial research projects, and coordinates own objectives and those of the laboratory team members.
  • Act as a project manager for lab renovation, equipment purchases, and equipment maintenance agreements, and work with vendors to negotiate the cost and other projects as needed.
  • Orders supplies and acquisition of equipment and procurement of service contracts and participates in assigning grant expenditures and evaluating significant purchases in consultation with PIs.
  • Implement new protocols and oversee assay validations in consultation with PIs.
  • Responsible for compliance and audit preparation of lab for regulatory reviews and annual biosafety inspections. Coordinates and maintains all regulatory binders, logs, and audits.
  • Oversees and participates in study record management, data collection, and data archiving according to laboratory and JHMI policies.
  • Assists with the preparation of technical reports, manuscripts, abstracts, invention disclosures, presentations, and funding applications.
  • Performs complex and routine testing, following both established and new protocols.
  • Organizes, and leads assigned meetings. Attends institutional and scientific meetings as required.
  • The operation troubleshooting, and preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Manage mouse husbandry; genetics; and general animal care (mouse) and maintain mouse colony records.
  • Will communicate and coordinate findings with veterinarians and Animal Resources staff to maintain good husbandry procedures, address colony needs, health status and other animal issues.
  • Demonstrate organization, problem-solving, resourcefulness, and flexibility.
  • Manage laboratory systems consistent with JHMI policies.
  • Assist and supervise fellows and staff in other laboratories in Neurodegeneration Program and Stem Cell Program in the Institute for Cell Engineering as needed.
  • Oversee Confocal Microscope service center.
  • Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biology, Chemistry or related field.
  • Five years related experience, including proven technical knowledge and laboratory experience.
  • Master's degree, with related graduate research, may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with Microsoft office suite.
  • Must have concise, clear, and professional communication (both verbal and written).
  • Excellent interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills.
  • Must be able to work independently and cooperatively as a team member.
  • Willingness to work on some weekends and holidays for animal care-related tasks or to manage emergency essential equipment failure.
  • Experience in molecular biology.
  • Experience with working with mice.
  • Experience in lab management.



Classified Title: Laboratory Manager 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD  
Starting Salary Range: $54,080-$74,390-$94,710 Annually (Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 5/37.5 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: ​​​​​​​School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​SOM ICE Neuroregeneration  
Personnel area: School of Medicine 


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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

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