Lab Manager/Grant-Funded

Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 14, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Position Title Lab Manager/Grant-Funded Overview

The Lab Manager will conduct experiments under the supervision of Dr. James Waters, Professor of Biology.

Essential Duties:

The Lab Manager will conduct experiments examining the thermal comparative physiology of Drosophila, focusing on developing protocols for and applying methods to measure organismal and tissue-level metabolic rates. The lab manager will work closely with faculty to carry out experiments, prepare media, rear fly cultures, communicate findings, and plan outreach events. The lab manager will supervise undergraduates engaged in research and cultivate relationships with colleagues with whom we are collaborating in a cross-institution multi-year NSF grant-funded project.

Marginal Duties: Education and Experience Required

• Required: Bachelor degree in Biology, biochemistry, genetics or related field; M.S. or PhD preferred
• Experience working in a Drosophila laboratory setting, preferably with undergraduate students
• Experience with fly (Drosophila) genetics and husbandry.
• Relevant coursework and basic knowledge of laboratory approaches and techniques in the areas of Genetics, Epigenetics, and Physiology
• Strong computer skills with experience using laboratory data programs
• Excellent written and communication skills
• Ability to be observant and self-motivated
• Ability to think critically and problem-solve
• Ability to work as part of a team
• Ability to communicate clearly and professionally with co-workers
• Ability to complete accurate records and follow detailed instructions
• Must work with some hazardous chemicals
• Criminal background and education check required

Physical Demands Employee Status Full Time Union Status Shift: If other, please enter regular schedule. EEO Statement

Providence College does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, national and ethnic
origin, sex, gender, except where gender is a bona fide occupational qualification, sexual orientation,
gender identity, religion, disability, age, veteran status, or genetic information. The College will develop,
and from time to time update, an affirmative action program and will insist on a good-faith effort on the
part of its employees to comply with the program. The College will request and expect its agents and
those with whom it conducts its affairs to meet the commitment of this important program.

Requisition Number AS427P Closing Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation

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