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The Pathology Department at the University of Chicago is an interdisciplinary department that studies the pathogenesis of disease across different disease types. Faculty include basic scientists, clinicians, and translational researchers. This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by contractual grant funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the contract. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these grant funds and satisfactory job performance.
About the Department
The Lab Manager will assist Dr. Raman in (i) executing projects, (ii) overseeing projects at the discretion of Dr. Raman, (iii) managing lab ordering, (iv) managing lab maintenance, (v) managing lab chores to be executed by the lab. This position is the primary executor of certain projects at the discretion of Dr. Raman and engage in activities typical of graduate students in the laboratory. As the science is dynamic, this position is expected to be the primary contact point for vendors of emerging technologies, learn the emerging technologies in the lab and keep a detailed lab notebook regarding said technologies, teach these technologies to members of the lab who join, and understand that the nature of these technologies will be variable over the tenure of their position. Finally, the Lab Manager will serve as the main contact for budgetary issues and maintaining/balancing the Raman Lab budget.
Applies research principles and relevant subject matter knowledge relevant to administer a research project. With a moderate level of direction, manages lab and/or research-related duties and tasks. Helps develop, design and conduct research projects according to plan.
Supports data collection and analytical needs of research projects. Conducts literature reviews and helps write reports and manuscripts. Ensures project compliance with different policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.
Takes responsibility for the following non-laboratory duties: transcribing and coding data; developing data collection instruments; presenting research; and recruiting and scheduling research subjects. Acquires higher-level skills and knowledge.
Takes responsibility for the following laboratory duties: recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; setting up and performing experiments. Analyze the meaning, significance, causes, and effects of the subject.
Performs other related work as needed.
Education:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
3+ years of relevant work experience.
Previous experience with microbial ecology, microbial genomics, microbiome engineering, liquid handling robot experience preferably with the Dispendix brand, spatial transcriptomics, single-cell transcriptomics, data analysis, lab management, linear algebra, differential geometry, information theory, understanding of Turing machines, the creation of latent spaces, and wetlab techniques.
Cover Letter (preferred)
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Scheduled Weekly Hours
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