Scientific Laboratory Manager
The Fixel Institute is seeking a talented and dedicated Scientific
Laboratory Manager responsible for the planning, organizing, and
directing the daily activities for the laboratory of Dr.
Christopher Butson. Responsibilities include managing several
NIH-sponsored clinical trials, research projects and budgets,
standard operating procedure development and implementation, and
outcomes monitoring in the research areas of traumatic brain
injury, epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and Tourette syndrome.
This position requires a high level of independence, initiative,
and leadership to oversee the operations of the laboratory. Ability
to make critical decisions and extensive knowledge of
research/laboratory management is essential to leading the set up
and growth of this new laboratory. The position requires excellent
verbal and written communication skills. The position requires
excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ideal candidate
is a self starter with a Master’s degree or PhD in science,
engineering or related fields and 4 years of research management
Essential functions of the position:
Develop, implement, and evaluates standard operating procedures and
protocols for laboratory operations in collaboration with Dr.
Butson to assure efficiency and compliance. Serve as a safety
supervisor ensuring safety guidelines are clear, coordinating
safety and compliance trainings, and promoting a safe work
environment. Maintain protocols and other materials for laboratory.
Responsible for overseeing equipment, inventory, and work orders
needs for the laboratory, including researching, purchasing,
maintenance, and training. Coordinate recruitment and onboarding of
laboratory personnel with the Fixel Institute administrative team.
Administrative supervisor to laboratory personnel in collaboration
with Dr. Butson.
Oversee life cycle of studies, including
development of timeline, standardization of procedures across
multiple sites, and ensuring progress is made towards milestones
and deadlines. Provide regulatory support for the development of
protocols including monitoring plan and data quality plan,
delegation of responsibilities to personnel and oversee their work,
and manage resource allocation to ensure project milestones and
goals are met. Develop regulatory submissions, case report/record
forms (CRFs), documentation of NIH milestones, Investigational
Device Exemption (IDE) applications, Informed Consent Forms (ICFs),
and Trial Master Files. Coordinate development/assembly of grant
proposals with the Department of Neurology’s research
administration team. Serve as the research administrative liaison
for Dr. Butson to ensure a smooth administration and coordination
of research awards. Oversee communication between multiple sites,
external vendors, and collaborators, including actively
disseminating information regarding study updates, new research,
and resources available, coordinating meetings, and troubleshooting
challenges as they arise.
Responsible for systematic monitoring of awards
and start-up funding, including the creation of a tracking process
for the laboratory. Track all spending and project spending
patterns. Address actual and potential problems with Dr. Butson and
the research administration team. Ensures all financial
expenditures are in compliance with university and sponsor
guidelines, ensures appropriate back-up documentation is provided.
Supports Dr. Butson with strategic planning and auditing
Manage the calendar and prepare documents,
correspondence, presentations for Dr. Butson. Take attendance and
minutes at laboratory meetings. Coordinate logistics of meetings,
visits, seminars, conferences, and other engagements as assigned.
Manages communications including correspondence and phone calls for
the laboratory. Liaison to departmental webmaster for updating
sections related to personnel, research and publications in the
laboratory. Liaison to the Department of Neurology administrative
team regarding effort, space allocation, and other administrative
needs for the laboratory. May occasionally be asked to travel for
business purposes, to assist Dr. Butson. May occasionally operate a
motor vehicle for business purposes, including but not limited to
activities such as chauffeuring faculty recruits or visiting
$75,000 to $85,000
- Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and two years of
relevant experience. Appropriate college course work may substitute
at an equivalent rate for the required experience.
- A valid driver license is required.
- Master’s or Ph.D. degree in science, engineering or related
- +4 years of research management/coordination experience.
- Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing
personnel and processes to ensure successful operation of a
laboratory and studies.
- Ability to communicate, collaborate, and maintain relationships
with faculty, staff, community partners, and external agencies from
a variety of diverse backgrounds.
- Ability to work independently, manage projects, and determine
priorities while maintaining a high degree of professionalism and
- Demonstrated organizational skills with proven ability to
effectively prioritize workload and be proactive to meet
- High proficiency in Adobe Pro and Microsoft Office including
- Familiarity with collaborative tools e.g. Zoom, OneNote,
Evernote, Jupyter Notebook, Trello, Dropbox.
- Knowledge of:
- Grant administration including financial management, auditing
- University regulations and procedures in the purchasing,
effort, and payroll.
- Institutional Review Board (IRB) policies and procedures.
- Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) lab and research
Special Instructions to Applicants:
In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and
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This is a time-limited position.
This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still
under consideration and need not apply.
Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end
Health Assessment Required: