Administrative Lab Manager - Hansen lab
Company: Buck Institute
Posted on: June 6, 2021
The new Hansen lab is inviting highly qualified, inquisitive
scientists to apply for a position as Administrative Lab Manager.
Our research seeks to understand how the basic cellular recycling
process called autophagy is regulated during aging, using the
nematode C. elegans and mammalian cell culture systems and a
combination of biochemical, imaging, and genetic approaches. The
ideal candidate has a strong background in molecular biology
techniques; has experience working with C elegans and mammalian
cell culture; and is a veteran lab manager/administrator familiar
with regulatory, training, and logistics tasks with the supervisory
background to mentor junior technical staff on biochemical,
genetic, and sophisticated imaging procedures used in these
systems. This individual is also proficient with writing regulatory
submissions, processing and proofreading technical reports, grant
proposals, manuscripts, and/or other materials. The Admin Lab
Manager must be able to work independently as well as nurture lab
cohesiveness and team development.
- Organize and oversee the daily operation of the office and
- Onboard, train and supervise staff, overseeing the quality and
accuracy of their work.
- Maintain a clean, safe laboratory, holding people accountable
- Obtain quotes and develop maintenance, calibration, and
training protocols for specialized laboratory major and small
- Author, review, and approve SOPs, analytical methods,
protocols, and reports.
- Oversee/perform laboratory research/instruction, inventory
planning and purchasing Review data generated; develop and review
documents for regulatory submissions.
- Define, develop and conduct experiments that comply with
applicable regulations and SOPs.
- Liaise between the lab, internal departments and external
collaborators at other research institutes, universities and
government funding offices.
- Schedule, plan and coordinate meetings, lectures, and events
ranging from routine to intricate (reserve rooms, contact AV,
- Organize and audit electronic and hard lab files and records;
assist in preparing capital and operating budgets.
- Help prepare slides/graphics/software files for
- Manage PI's calendars, email to do lists, and coordinate local
and international travel.
- Keep PI's NCBI My Bibliography, eRA Commons and Endnote library
up to date.
- Proofread/format/submit grant applications, publications, and
correspondence on time.
- Handle highly confidential material such as HR records, payroll
information, recommendations and personal references with
- Reconcile monthly accounts and prepare projections on sponsored
- Prepare and process check requests, reimbursements, and
purchase orders; balance visa statements; process timesheets; order
- Present to cross-functional teams, effectively communicating
critical issues to staff at all levels within the
- Interact in a constructive and collaborative manner, both
internally and externally, that appropriately represents the Hansen
laboratory and creates a positive learning and motivating
Education and Experience
- Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry or related
- 5+ years' experience within a non-profit academic research
- Strong experimental and analytical skills; expertise in both C
elegans and mammalian cell culture systems.
- In-depth knowledge of aging biology, including both theory and
- Grants Administration experience highly desirable.
- Advanced knowledge using Excel, Word and Prism (Mac or PC) is
- Works successfully in both a team/matrix environment and
- Able to manage multiple priorities and project timelines in a
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills as
demonstrated by symposia presentations and research publications in
peer reviewed journals.
- Demonstrated solid supervisory and interpersonal skills.
- Knowledge and experience supporting development and pioneering
programs in gene editing research, immunology, developmental
biology, stem cell research, regenerative medicine, genetics and
- Exciting, dynamic work environment at the forefront of science
using state-of-the-art techniques
- Competitive (academic/non-profit research institute/North Bay)
salary commensurate with experience
- Generous benefits package including health insurance, paid
parental leave, generous vacation and 401(k) with 5% employer
- Collaborative environment - both for science and social
ABOUT THE BUCK INSTITUTE
Our success will ultimately change healthcare. At the Buck, we
aim to end the threat of age-related diseases for this and future
generations by bringing together the most capable and passionate
scientists from a broad range of disciplines to identify and impede
the ways in which we age. We are an independent, non-profit
institution located in Marin County, CA, with the goal of
increasing human healthspan, or the healthy years of life. Globally
recognized as the pioneer and leader in efforts to target aging-the
number one risk factor for diseases including Alzheimer's,
Parkinson's, cancer, macular degeneration, heart disease, and
diabetes-the Buck seeks to help people live better longer. We are
an equal opportunity employer and strive to create an atmosphere
where diversity of identity, experience, and background are
welcomed, valued, and supported. Candidates who contribute to this
diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should apply online and upload a CV and
cover letter including contact information for three professional
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