Manager, Laboratory/Research Facility Administration #605065

Northern Arizona University
Arizona, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 18, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The position requires strong organizational, technical, and interpersonal skills, and an ability to work with scientists on a diverse range of research projects. The core facility manager will oversee the day-to-day operations in the Environmental Genetics and Genomics (EnGGen) facility, including operation and routine maintenance of all genetic sequencing instrumentation and related equipment. The manager will oversee training and supervision of core facility users, scheduling of instrumentation, and will provide basic experimental design and data analysis to users. The manager will work with the University Comptroller’s office to develop recharge rates, assist with invoicing of billed services to facility clientele, and will aid the development of a business plan for the long-term sustainability of the facility.

Essential position responsibilities

Ensures all users are sufficiently trained for and actively employ safe, secure and responsible operations in the facility
Establishes and implements guidelines for use of the laboratory, including procedures and protocols. Ensures that users are trained, aware, and adhering to the guidelines.
Operates and maintains genetic sequencing instruments (Illumina MiSeq, Applied Biosystems 3730) and performs quality assurance checks on the experimental data
Ensures all support instrumentation is in good working order (PCR thermocyclers, nanodrop, gel electrophoresis, liquid handling systems, pipettors, etc)
Coordinates/troubleshoots with instrument manufacturers to schedule preventative maintenance visits and repairs
Performs and trains others to perform fundamental molecular genomic experiments such as DNA/RNA extraction, quantification, sample cleanup, DNA library construction, fragment analysis, etc.
Maintains an updated schedule of rates on fee-for-service activities in the core, developed in conjunction with the NAU Comptroller’s office
Oversees instrument scheduling and electronic access to EnGGen space
Consults users on experimental setup, proper use of laboratory resources, and data analyses
Stays current with new developments related to the laboratory environment including technology, processes, and equipment
Serves as the expert on local, state, and national standards, regulations, and codes related to laboratory practice
Engages with other core facility managers on campus and within the Tri-University core facility partnership
Ensures laboratory is prepared for annual safety inspections, and coordinates response to any concerns identified in these inspections

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field
1-2 years of management experience and/or 2-4 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree or higher in a related field
2-4 years of management experience
4+ years of relevant experience

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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