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The Henry M. Jackson Foundation (HJF) is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Laboratory Manager for the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USU) - Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) /Prostate Cancer Center of Excellence located in Rockville, Maryland. HJF provides programmatic support services to the CPDR. Note that this position will be relocating at the end of the year to North Bethesda, Maryland at HJF's Headquarters on Rockledge.
The Laboratory Manger will be responsible for day to day operations of the CPDR’s molecular and cell biology laboratories integrating research of 30 plus staff members including senior and junior scientists, technical staff and trainees. The incumbent will manage regulatory compliance including institutional protocols, licenses related to biological, chemical and radiation safety. The Laboratory Manager will establish and maintain Standard Operating Procedures for laboratory operations and sound communications with the Scientific Director, Associate Directors and the research and administrative support staff. Incumbent will also manage the CPDR Bio- and Molecular- specimen inventories, operate and maintain high-end equipments including record keeping and quality assurance. The incumbent will work under the directions of the Director and Associate Director of the Basic Science Research Program of the CPDR.
The USU -CPDR is an Integrated Translational Prostate Disease Research Center with a comprehensive inter-disciplinary research program to study prostate diseases in the tri-service military health care system with key collaborating partners at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) and the Joint Pathology Center (JPC). The collaborative expertise and resources of the clinical and basic science researchers of the Center has led to ground-breaking discoveries which are improving early detection, prognosis and the treatments for prostate diseases. These achievements have propelled its reputation as one of the leading prostate disease research centers in the nation.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The incumbent will be knowledgeable and skilled in the roles, responsibilities and functions of the operation of a cancer molecular biology research laboratory with focus on regulatory compliance and laboratory safety, good laboratory practice, and advance computer skills in the management of databases. The Laboratory Manager will have excellent communication and analytical skills and the ability to operate in a team-centered research environment.
Minimum Education/Training requirements: Bachelor's required; Master’s degree (preferred) or equivalent experience in a biological research laboratory.
Minimum Experience: 4-6 years or more of hands on experience in a biomedical research laboratory.
Physical Capabilities: Frequent periods of standing, walking, and sitting; frequent periods of bending to pick up light-medium weight objects.
Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls: Responsible to Director and Associate Director of the CPDR Basic Science Research
Work Environment: Biomedical research laboratory.
HJF is an equal 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, or protected veteran status.
Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.