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Department of Bioengineering
Stanford Bioengineering is a dynamic and rapidly growing department within the School of Engineering and School of Medicine and is seeking a Laboratory Manager to join our team exploring and developing a wide variety of tissue engineering technologies that could, one day, improve the lives of children living with congenital heart disease. Your work will focus primarily on organizing and managing the laboratory operations from inventory, safety training and records, to organization of lab meetings and equipment. You will serve a key role in the support of our graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and research staff, making our work in deriving and printing functional and vascularized heart tissues possible. If you have strong organizational skills, a knack for handling logistics, and a desire to work independently and collaboratively with others, then join our mission to 3D print the medical cures of the future!
*This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.
Your responsibilities include:
Interpret and prepare figures for lab meetings
Help schedule and run lab meetings
Provide general support of lab operations
Serve as primary point of conact for new staff
Train all new lab members on proper use and safety of all lab equipment
Provide lab tours to visitors and donors.
Under general supervision, responsible for planning, scheduling, and coordinating supporting lab operations and maintenance.
Ensure cleaning and maintenance of laboratory and equipment.
Responsible for maintaining all lab safety records, including lab safety procedures, contact information, chemical inventory records. Comply with government and University health and safety policies and regulations.
Maintenance of lab records and APLAC protocols if relevant.
Maintain stock control and inventory of a variety of laboratory supplies and equipment, including keeping records, ordering, tracking down missing items, etc.
Determine lab supplies and reagents needed for experiments to be performed, order supplies to maintain stock control and inventory. May assure delivery to the appropriate lab(s) in a timely fashion.
Provide laboratory support services such as minor repairs and adjustments to student laboratory equipment, preparing classroom demonstrations. May perform such work personally, lead others in its performance, or order it done by outside sources
Perform routine equipment servicing, either performing the work or contacting appropriate outside contractor; keep service records.
Provide orientation and training on general lab procedures to students and staff; ensure that safety rules are followed.
Lead and/or coordinate the work of lower-level employees. Transmit instructions and specifications received from supervisor to workers; advise supervisor of work progress.
Assign and explain tasks and train employees in the performance of their duties. Inspect work for conformance with specifications.
In addition to the requirements of the Laboratory Assistant II, this position requires at least an additional year of experience in laboratory-related work a combination of equivalent education and relevant experience.
These employees must be able to coordinate and organize a variety of duties within general guidelines; they must be thoroughly familiar with various needs of a laboratory.
Must be able to establish good working relationships with a variety of professional, technical, and support staff and/or students.
Ability to train and/or lead employees.
Experience in a wet lab environment in related scientific or engineering field
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Assist in interfacing with safety departments: occupational health, lab inspection, chemical inventory, controlled substances
Demonstrate aptitude in foresight, planning, and ability to organize as required by research
General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications
Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance
Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work
Manual dexterity to perform assigned tasks
Write by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, perform desk based computer tasks.
Frequently stand/walk, perform seated work, operate special machines
Occasionally twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach /work above shoulders, light fine grasping.
Lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds.
Rarely help move heavier items (e.g. chairs or lab equipment; packages of supplies; drums containing 2 to 15gallons, depending on ability.
In some Glassware Washing operations, occasionally may pull a wheeled Glassware cart that weighs approximately 100 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
Work occurs in a research laboratory environment. Depending on research, Lab Assistants may work in the vicinity of animals, chemicals, gasses, or hazardous materials. Expected to follow all safety requirements and procedures, including wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if required.
When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
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*The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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