Laboratory Technician II
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Work type: Staff Full Time
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Psychology and Brain Sci
Categories: Laboratory & Research, College of Natural Sciences
About UMass Amherst
UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked
public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate
and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the
scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural
environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition,
the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College,
Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to
the intellectual energy of the region.
Full time lab manager to coordinate multiple aspects of the research program
in the laboratory of Dr. Ilia Karatsoreos to include a broad array of general
lab operations management, experimental design and implementation, data
processing and analysis, and supervision of undergraduate and graduate
research assistants. This includes management of general lab operations, as
well as contributions to the research goals of the lab.
Examples of duties:
Maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment; organizing and streamlining
laboratory processes (protocols, record keeping, use logs etc.).
Maintain and update Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee protocols.
Maintain and update Environmental Health and Safety protocols.
Maintain and update electronic repository of laboratory protocols.
Undertake tissue collection and analysis at multiple levels (molecular,
Animal colony management (breeding plans, census etc.).
Assisting undergraduate and graduate student research assistants
(including both student employees and students receiving. academic credit
for assisting in laboratory) in data collection and processing.
Work collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity,
equality and inclusiveness. In the performance of work, take initiative,
be creative, and operate with self-direction.
Work in partnership with colleagues within the CNS community and across
the campus to support the Dean's strategic priorities.
Perform other duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of
the College of Natural Sciences.
Will be given opportunities to acquire skills in experimental design, data
collection, processing, and analysis, and to design, conduct, and present
their own research projects (at conferences and in peer-reviewed
Will learn mentorship and managerial skills.
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education,
Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
Bachelor of science in Neuroscience, Biology, Physiology or related field.
Ability to work independently to organize multiple tasks and set
priorities for action, take initiative, be creative, and operate with
self-direction in a fast-paced laboratory environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and
work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working
relationships with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students.
Ability to organize and prioritize goals; ability to collaborate well to
formulate plans and objectives.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and to set and meet
deadlines while maintaining high standards of accuracy and quality.
Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education,
Experience, Certifications, Licensure)
Masters of science (or higher) in Neuroscience, Biology, Physiology or
Previous experience in a lab management role.
Expertise with applying software solutions to lab management workflows.
Physical Demands/Working Conditions
Standard biological sciences wet lab
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm (with flexibility as needed for lab
Laboratory Technician II, Job Grade 16
Special Instructions to Applicants
Submit a letter of application, resume and contact information for three
professional references. Grant funded - reappointment beyond one year
dependent upon satisfactory performance and availability of grant funding.
As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an
individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will
understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations.
(https: // www. cns.umass.edu/diversity-equity-inclusion)
UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to
race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual
orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or
genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic
programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide
services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst
is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or
mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment
and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and
covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the
applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal
opportunity and affirmative action.
Advertised: Nov 25 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Dec 1 2021 Eastern Standard Time