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UAB Medicine

UAB Medicine

university, fl, usa
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2023


Position Summary:

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks a Lab Manager in the Department of Neurosurgery to assist the PI with managing all aspects of lab operations to ensure research progress. This position is also responsible for ensuring that laboratory, administrative, and operational activities are carried out in a cost-effective and productive manner.

Laboratory Responsibilities:

  • Assist the PI with generation of data for submissions of grants and manuscripts.
  • Ships lab reagents as needed for collaborative projects and handles related MTA paperwork and preparation of packaging.
  • Monitors cell culture room: verifies gas levels in incubators and orders new gas tanks as needed. Keeps sterile water in incubator pans, performs calibration and organizes sterilization of incubator shelves.
  • Verifies proper waste disposal.
  • Monitors laboratory cryostorage: verifies liquid nitrogen levels in dewars and orders new liquid nitrogen as needed.
  • Maintains all inventory including cell lines, viral stocks, plasmids, restriction enzymes, antibodies, and DNA.
  • Coordinates animal studies including animal procurement, maintaining surgical suite and supplies, per diem billing and all animal study compliance with ARP veterinary staff.
  • Supervises optiprep of oncolytic herpes viruses for both mother and working stock inventories.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Maintains general lab organization: Orders lab supplies and equipment in a cost-efficient manner, and monitors related invoices and receipt of items.
  • Oversees laboratory equipment and organizes maintenance, warranties and repairs as warranted.
  • Maintains updated laboratory SOPs and protocols.
  • Ensures lab compliance with regulatory requirements including IACUC, IRB, OSHA and EHS and keeps related records.
  • Personnel Management Serves as a central resource for lab team to accomplish research objectives.
  • Provides technical supervision and trains lab members in various lab techniques and use of equipment.
  • Communicates lab policies and expectations for lab members and monitors compliance with all lab regulations.
  • Contributes to the lab spirit and serves as a key team member.
  • Acknowledges and leverages the strengths of others and is open to different perspectives and ideas.

Salary Range: $52,555 - $85,400


Bachelor's degree in Science or a related field and eight (8) years of related experience required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous leadership or management experience is highly valued.
  • The ability to work autonomously and under pressure.
  • Superb dexterity and hand-eye coordination.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Great analytical skills.

Primary Location

: University

Job Category

: Professional & Managerial


: 311363000 Neurosurg-Laboratory Research

Employee Status

: Regular
Shift: Day/1st Shift
Work Arrangement (final schedule to be determined by the department/hiring manager): Onsite