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This position will function as the Department Research Operation Manager, reporting to the Department Business Officer with overall management responsibility for office and research space assigned to the Department of Pathology in the Basic Science Building, Leichtag and BRF-II, Clinical Teaching Facility and Cellular and Molecular Medicine. Laboratory management includes tasks and issues related to purchasing, assessment of capital equipment, space assessment as it relates to department faculty and technical staff operations. Primary department computer resource contact for computer set up, maintenance and troubleshooting problems. Serves as recognized specialist in a variety of scientific, computational, biomechanical, and laboratory operation areas including the development of applicable department policies and procedures.
The Research Operation Manager will also perform at full operational skill level in the laboratory of one faculty member conducting research to characterize interactions involving growth factors and other proteins. Independently perform experiments making technical determinations and/or observations related to research projects. Conduct and direct the work of a limited variety of non-standard procedures. Make decisions on appropriate protocols and regulations for the lab experiments. Organize and assure records are kept of all reagents in freezers, refrigerators, and liquid nitrogen tank. Maintain laboratory environmental health and safety activities, including radioactive waste, chemical waste and biological waste disposal.
Theoretical knowledge and experience in cell and molecular biology.
Strong organizational skills to maintain lab equipment maintenance and demonstrated ability to establish procedures, adapt to laboratory personnel work schedules in order to accommodate experiment design and laboratory research plans.
Demonstrated knowledge to read and use Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Knowledge of Environmental Health and Safety requirements. Experience in working and maintaining a sterile environment.
Experience with the operation of personal computer hardware and software applications, such as those of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Access) in order to troubleshoot problems and provide accurate information to faculty, staff and Dean's office for purchase, installation and operation of department computers. Ability to interpret and implement appropriate computer security for department computer systems.
Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) needed to interact professionally and effectively in the work environment, as well as effectively and accurately document research procedures. Ability to read, comprehend and discuss research materials. Demonstrated ability to assist in the writing of papers for publication.
Demonstrated ability to work independently on assigned projects with precision and conscientious approach to laboratory procedures and research production. Flexibility in organizing, establishing and modifying work priorities as necessary, working under pressure to meet deadlines and demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality.
Demonstrated ability to analyze complex situations, data and/or issues and to develop clear and concise options and recommendations.
Demonstrated skill in the operation and maintenance of various lab equipment such as microscopes, centrifuges, spectrophotometers and scintillation counter.
Knowledge of University-wide and UCSD support departments, policies and procedures particularly in regard to the areas of facilities planning, management, renovation and budget authorization.
Demonstrated skill and ability to perform on-sight repairs and periodic calibration of a broad range of laboratory equipment and devices to include improvising, designing and implementing quick-fix and long-term repairs.
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