The main duty of this position is as the senior Laboratory Manager for a laboratory focused on the classification and characterization of human tumors through the study of gene expression patterns, tumor DNA copy number changes, and DNA somatic mutations identified using RNA and DNA-sequencing. This individual is a key contributor to multiple large ongoing clinical and genomic research projects, as well as having several additional responsibilities. They will be responsible for guiding the day to day operations of a human breast tumor genomic and genetic research program in the Lab, as well as making independent decisions about protocols and contributions to scientific papers. They will oversee the development of data, monitor its integrity and provide analyses of results. The individual will act as an important contributing investigator on the PI's national and international breast cancer research projects and their results will be used for obtaining external research funding. They will prepare reports and will serve as co-author on publications. This individual will serve as the primary staff member for an intensive tissue and tumor heavy research project. They will be required to develop and implement novel techniques for nucleic acid extraction, in situ detection and next generation sequencing, to remain current in the field and to assimilate new techniques into the lab. This individual will also manage the lab, will be responsible for ordering of reagents, tissue culture, oversee and write lab reports and contribute to scientific publications, and supervise the activities of students and other research personnel. They will work with UNCEHS to develop and implement the Lab Safety Plan and maintain responsibility for laboratory safety inspections and other issues. The individual is expected to operate with considerable latitude. Sound judgment is a critical aspect of this position as their decision consequences will have profound impact on multiple research and grant funding projects.
Education and Experience:
Advanced degree (Masters, PhD, or MD) in a biologically relevant field. 3 or more years of lab management experience or similar experience leading a team of researchers.
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