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Laboratory Manager

Company: Brown University
Location: Providence
Posted on: November 26, 2022

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Job Description:The Laboratory Manager is responsible for lab management, lab operations, lab member training, lab safety and lab maintenance. Further, this position is responsible for coordinating translational science collaborations and to develop and analyze patient and donor derived tissue samples and cell cultures via biochemical, immunological, and functional analyses. Finally, this position is responsible for managing databases for Lab Equipment, DNA stocks, RNA stocks and human/mouse cell stocks in support of a large cancer biology research lab in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and the Legorreta Cancer Center at Brown University.Research in Dr. Sobols lab focuses on mechanisms of DNA repair, PARP and NAD+ metabolism in human cells and the convergent role of these pathways in response to environmental genotoxins and chemotherapy. A major goal in the lab is to use biochemical, genetic, and imaging modalities to study DNA repair protein complexes that respond to DNA damage induced by environmental genotoxins and chemotherapy and how this pathway affects the regulation of cellular metabolism via ADP-ribosylation signaling and alterations in NAD+ metabolism. Recent efforts have focused on the role of DNA repair pathways and the regulation of PARP1/PARP2 activation in response to replication stress, identification of novel targets to overcome PARP-inhibitor resistance and the development of novel biological tools and assays to evaluate genotoxic stress and PARP-activation that may be used for the discovery of novel compounds that may be used in the treatment of cancer and evaluating genotoxin response.Techniques used in the lab include the genetic manipulation of cells in culture, genetic and epigenetic analysis of tumor cells, development and phenotypic characterization of transgenic cells, development and characterization of transgenic mice, RNA interference, CRISPR/cas9 gene editing, lentivirus production and viral transduction of mouse and human cells, molecular cloning of mouse and human cDNAs, DNA damage and repair assays, cell culture, cell cytotoxicity assays and PCR.This is a fixed term position with a current end date of one year from hire, which may be extended based upon available funding.Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree in Molecular Biology, Biology, or related field required.
  • Masters degree preferred.
  • At least 5-7 years experience working in organized research, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.
  • 2 years experience bench research preferred.
  • Experience in culturing human primary cells and development of primary cell lines from human tumors is preferred.
  • Experience in immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry, and qRT-PCR preferred.BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION CHECK REQUIREDJob Competencies
    • High level of discretion to prioritize workflow and experimental methodologies.
    • High level communication skills with all levels of laboratory staff and collaborators.
    • Excellent computer skills including databases and spreadsheets.
    • High level of initiative and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with a diverse group of people, with vastly different skills and training.
    • Working some weekends and evenings may be required based on laboratory/experiment needs.
    • Possesses willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community.Recruiting Start Date:2022-10-24-07:00Job Posting Title:Laboratory ManagerDepartment:Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineGrade:Grade 10Worker Type:EmployeeWorker Sub-Type:Fixed Term (Fixed Term)Time Type:Full timeScheduled Weekly Hours:37.5Position Classification:OnsiteSubmission Guidelines:Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.Vaccination Requirements:In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site. Still Have Questions?If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu.EEO Statement:Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.As an EEO/AA employer, Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a persons race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, in the administration of its policies, programs, and activities. Welcome! Founded in 1764, Brown is a leading institution for education, discovery, and global intellectual progress as well as one of the largest employers in Rhode Island. Working at Brown brings more than just a paycheck and generous benefits; it offers an opportunity to contribute to a greater good. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge and individual growth that defines higher education and enriches our community.Additional Information:Information about our salary ranges can be found here (https://www.brown.edu/about/administration/human-resources/compensation-services/salary-ranges) . Attachments:A resume is required as part of your job application. Please also include a cover letter and any other related documents as noted in the job description.Questions Submitting Your Application:If you have questions about submitting your application, please contact employment@brown.edu.

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