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University at Albany, SUNY
Research Foundation for SUNY
Posted: 04/04/2023
Laboratory Manager Researcher

Laboratory Manager Researcher (R23-21)

About RF for SUNY at the University at Albany:
Employment is with The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that provides essential sponsored program administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students whose ideas and research generate ground-breaking discovery and translate to entrepreneurial and economic development opportunities for New York State.

Working at the SUNY Research Foundation for the University at Albany, you will be part of a team that provides essential services to the University as it moves to the front ranks of American higher education, supporting the advancement of education, research and discovery. The University at Albany, a nationally recognized research university with outstanding faculty, researchers and staff, offers challenging, exciting and rewarding careers to those who seek opportunities to grow and excel.

Job Description:
Description of Duties:
The Valm lab at University at Albany seeks a highly motivated Laboratory Manager Researcher. The Valm laboratory studies structure-function relationships in the human microbiome using NextGen sequencing and advanced imaging. The Lab Manager Researcher will be responsible for general lab management, including maintaining supplies and lab budgets, training lab personnel in safety and lab protocols and bacterial sample collection and preparation for sequencing including DNA extraction and PCR. Attention to detail, strong work ethic, and desire to see experimental projects through to completion are essential characteristics of this role. Previous experience in lab management and scientific experience with bacterial cell culture, molecular biology techniques and/or bioinformatics is preferred. This is a six-month position with possibility of being extended.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization in Biology or related field
  • 1-2 years research or lab manager experience
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization in Microbiology or related field
  • 2-3 years experience research or lab manager experience
  • Publication record in molecular microbiology.

Additional Information:
Salary Range: $31,000 – $49,000
Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”): http://police.albany.edu/asr.htm

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. The University at Albany offers a variety of performing arts, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.

Application Instructions:
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, along with a letter of application to https://rfhr.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=160735

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

URL: www.albany.edu/biology