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University of Idaho
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Posted: 11/7/2017
Laboratory Manager

University of Idaho

Laboratory Manager

Location: Moscow

Division/College: Col of Agricultural & Life Sciences

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $48,788 annually or higher depending on experience

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:

Ensure high quality productive research by maintaining a safe, secure, and efficient laboratory and greenhouse space. Assist in preparation of grant proposals and manuscripts for publication. Oversee the maintenance of several species of nematodes and insects in live culture. Also maintain several species of plant in greenhouse conditions. Some field-based work will also be required that will include taking soil samples and extracting insects and nematodes from them. Maintain safety logs and perform self-audits and training to ensure all lab members comply with university, state, and national regulatory guidelines. Document chemical inventory and report self-audits to university and local chemical control authorities. Provide documentation for biosafety and containment permits and appropriate biosafety protocols. Supervise and train collaborators, staff, undergraduate and graduate student researchers and temporary lab employees on proper use of lab equipment and techniques, as well as safe and secure handling of live organisms and biological materials.

Minimum Qualifications:

M.S. degree in biological science, entomology, ecology, nematology, soil science or other closely related agricultural field. One to three years’ pertinent experience in a related job field.

Experience conducting field and laboratory research methods. Familiarity with agricultural systems.

Proficient written/oral communication skills.

Work experience with a diverse group of lab members, faculty and collaborators, as well as cultivation of team-oriented research efforts and delegation of tasks in clear and structured manners.

Valid driver’s license and clearance through a federal background screening.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience rearing arthropods, nematodes and maintaining plant cultures.

Experience in written and oral communication of scientific findings.

Experience with design of lab and field experiments, data collection, statistical analyses, and cloud database management.

Supervisory experience in a laboratory setting.

Experience conducting audits and filing reports.

General chemical and biological laboratory procedures and principles. Ability to maintain clean and reproducible records of experiments in a lab journal.

Knowledge and ability to learn and perform new techniques, adapt and troubleshoot methods and equipment.

Ability to multitask and work efficiently in high-pressure situations.

Working knowledge of PCR -based diagnostic methods.

Knowledge of cropping systems of the Pacific Northwest

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

State-wide travel may be required.

Ability to lift, carry or otherwise move up to 50 bs as needed.

Upon hiring, the employee must obtain university certifications for hazardous waste management and laboratory safety.

Posting Number: SP001609P

Posting Date: 11/02/2017

Closing Date: 12/4/2017

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions:

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement

University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.