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Research Lab Manager- Griffiths Lab

University of Missouri - Columbia
Columbia, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

Job Details

Hiring Department

Life Sciences Center

Job Description

Dr. Anthony Griffiths' laboratory is in the Bond Life Sciences Center at the University of Missouri. Dr. Griffiths is also the Director of the Laboratory of Infectious Disease Research, a state-of-the art NIAID-supported facility that permits research up to BSL-3. Our group has research interests in a variety of emerging viruses, particularly those that require BSL-3 containment, such as bunyaviruses (hantaviruses and phenuiviruses), flaviviruses, alphaviruses, and coronaviruses. Our work aims to understand the mechanisms that emerging viruses cause disease, and to exploit this information to develop vaccines and therapeutics. We work collaboratively with researchers at a variety of academic institutions and industry.
We are seeking an enthusiastic Laboratory Manager to support our NIH and DoD funded work. The purpose of this position is to manage the operation-side of the laboratory, in addition to performing research. Some of the research will be undertaken at BSL-3, so the willingness and ability to work in biocontainment is essential.

Key responsibilities:
  • Perform cutting edge virological experiments to further our understanding of disease mechanisms and/or develop improved vaccines or therapies
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Maintain laboratory supply inventory
  • Supervising lab team members, including on-boarding and training
  • Develop and catalog laboratory processes and standard operating procedures
  • Regulatory and safety oversight, including protocol preparation

Monday- Friday 8am- 5pm

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's or Master's degree or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with viruses is preferred
  • Five years’ experience working in a biomedical science field
  • Master’s Degree in Biochemistry or related field
Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary Range: $58,573 - $108,035 per year

Grade: GGS-011

University Title: Research Lab Manager

Internal applicants can determine their University title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.

Application Materials

Application, CV and Cover Letter

Other Information

Successful candidates will have exceptional organizational and time management skills. They must demonstrate the following durable skills : collaboration, communication, critical thinking, mindfulness, growth mindset, and fortitude. Additionally, confidentiality, integrity, and a commitment to the university’s values.
Must be available for consistent, onsite work.

Community Information

Columbia offers small-town friendliness with big city features and a high quality of life for people of all ages and interests. Founded on education and known as an ideal college town, its location also makes it an attractive spot for businesses and travelers. Located on Interstate 70 and U.S. Highway 63, Columbia is right in the middle of the state and the nation. Just a couple hours’ drive from St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is Boone County’s largest population center offering big-city culture, activities, and resources with a low cost of living. Columbia is home to a variety of restaurants and entertainment venues and hosts more than a dozen cultural festivals each year. If you want to grow your career, continue your education, raise a family, and retire, Columbia is a good place to be!

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, short- and long-term disability, paid parental leave, paid caregiver leave, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-2146.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.




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