LAB MANAGER – Patapoutian Lab

Scripps Research


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 POSITION TITLE:  Laboratory Manager


The Patapoutian lab is seeking a lab manager to supervise and perform technical and administrative tasks. We are a very collaborative and intellectually curious group. You will oversee management of lab, including mouse colony, supervise lab technicians, and contribute experimentally to research projects.


Contribute significantly to scientific projects.
Perform animal procedures and behavioral experiments.
Perform basic molecular biology experiments including PCR, QPCR, cloning, and immunohistochemistry.
Perform animal procedures. 
Oversee and maintains mouse colonies. 
Ensure operation of essential equipment and maintains supply inventory. 
Maintain protocols and proper documentation.
Assist with monitoring Laboratory budget.
Arrange material transfers and shipments. 
Assist in the development and maintenance of lab policies, procedures and quality control practices.
Ensure lab safety and compliance.
Establish positive working relationship with staff, customer service, performance improvement, and maintaining intra- and interdepartmental communication.
Support and delegate the responsibilities of the Laboratory staff.
Provide oversight of all aspects of the laboratory management, including administrative, financial and personnel planning. 
Personnel training in analytical methods and new technologies.
Organize onboarding of new hires, initial training, ensures that policies and procedures are established for monitoring staff to assess competency, and whenever necessary, provides remedial training or continuing education to improve skills.
Ensure quality control and quality assessment programs are established and maintained to assure the quality of services provided and to identify failures in quality as they occur.

Bachelor’s degree in biomedical or relevant scientific discipline.
3+ years of experience in methods and techniques dependent on lab research focus.  
1+ years in a supervisory or management capacity in a laboratory setting is preferred.
Well organized, strong attention to detail, highly effective written and verbal communication, demonstrated ability to effectively work within all levels of a laboratory environment.
Ability to demonstrate a high level of initiative, balanced assertiveness, and team orientation.
Adheres to Department Specific Safety Guidelines.
Computer skills and knowledge of laboratory automation systems.  
COMPENSATION: The expected hiring range for this position is $74,880 to $95,597 per year, commensurate with experience. Consideration will be given to experience that exceeds the listed requirements.

The above statements describe the level of work performed and expected in general terms.  The statements are not intended to list all the responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of employees so classified, and the content herein is subject to change due to the business needs of Scripps Research, with or without notice.   Furthermore, nothing in this job description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Scripps Research staff. 

 EEO Statement:
The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We promote diversity of thought, culture and background in the fields of science. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status. Underrepresented individuals are encouraged to apply.

COVID-19 update: 

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