Lab Manager - Gardner Lab

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 08, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Lab Manager - Gardner Lab

Job no: 527585
Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: Knight Campus
Rank: Research Assistant
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins
June 21, 2021; position open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Along with your online application, please upload a CV and cover letter.

Department Summary
The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a billion-dollar initiative designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation and beyond. The Knight Campus will reshape the higher education landscape in Oregon by training the next generations of scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

Position Summary
A Laboratory Manager in the Knight Campus at the University of Oregon requires an individual who is self-motivated and has excellent organizational, managerial, and communication skills to oversee research and compliance aspects of the lab on a daily basis and to participate in a variety of new and ongoing research in the lab. This position works closely with PI Gardner to design, implement, and supervise lab research, lab administration, and safety protocols.

The position reports to Tim Gardner.

This open-rank appointment will be filled at the research assistant or associate level based on finalist qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in biology, bioengineering or related science fields relevant to the PI laboratory (for Research Assistant)
  • Masters or PhD in science relevant to the PI laboratory (for Research Associate)
  • Five years of relevant experience in a research environment (including PhD time)

    Professional Competencies
  • Demonstrated organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a regulated, research environment
  • Strong team ethic
  • Attention to detail
  • Demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication

    Preferred Qualifications
  • More than three years as a manager or project team leader in a research environment
  • PhD in systems neuroscience
  • More than three years engaged in research regulated by IACUC and AALAC
  • Prior experience in electrophysiology or histology/ immunocytochemistry

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

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