Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is an independent, ever-evolving philanthropy that supports basic biomedical scientists and educators with the potential for transformative impact. We make long-term investments in people, not just projects, because we believe in the power of individuals to make breakthroughs over time. HHMI scientists have radically advanced the understanding of cells, the brain, the immune system, the development of organs, and how to treat many diseases. Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 2,500 people across the U.S.
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We are currently looking for a proactive, detail-oriented Laboratory Manager to manage the day-to-day operations supporting the research of Dr. Massimo Scanziani‘s lab at the University of California, San Francisco. The Scanziani lab seeks to understand the mechanisms by which elementary circuits of neurons control the spatial and temporal structure of cortical activity. Towards this goal, they use in vivo and in vitro electrophysiological, imaging and anatomical techniques as well as behavioral approaches. Their model system is the rodent’s sensory cortex and their work is revealing the logic and the mechanisms by which elementary circuits, the building blocks of cortical architecture, orchestrate cortical activity. More information about the lab can be found at https://www.scanzianilab.org/research.html
The ideal candidate will be an adaptable professional with strong communication skills who is excited to work independently in a medium-sized neuroscience laboratory, manage a large mouse colony, and serve as the liaison between the lab, the host institution, HHMI, and external stakeholders. Based on the chosen candidate’s career interests and capabilities, there may be opportunity to conduct an independent research project, attend conferences, and contribute to publications.
· Supervise and actively maintain a large mouse colony alongside research technicians.
· Serve as primary liaison between HHMI and host institution administrative offices.
· Serve as the main point of contact in the lab for administrative tasks, budgeting, and financial planning.
· Oversee equipment maintenance, inventory, and repair.
· Determine laboratory supply needs; place and manage orders.
· Ensure lab compliance in all applicable safety programs, IACUC and other relevant protocols, regulations, institutional IT requirements, and computer software licenses and updates.
· Provide support for human resources functions as needed including new hire orientation and onboarding.
· Update and maintain databases and the lab’s website.
· Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience
· A bachelor’s degree in biology or natural sciences is required. A degree in neuroscience would be a plus.
· Demonstrated hands-on experience managing and maintaining a mouse colony is required.
· A minimum of 3 years of wet laboratory experience is strongly preferred.
· Previous experience serving in a lab management or administrative/operational role within a lab would be a plus.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
· General proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook) is required.
· General proficiency with computers and Windows operating system is required.
· Familiarity with any expense reporting software would be a plus.
· Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
· Exceptional attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy.
· Ability to supervise research technicians and other entry-level lab staff and provide direction and guidance for their work as needed.
· Ability to remain calm and flexible under pressure and prioritize effectively to meet deadlines.
· Ability to maintain confidentiality and operate with discretion when handling sensitive information.
· Ability to remain technologically and administratively current within the scope of the role.
HHMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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