Lab Manager

University of New England
Job Location
11 Hills Beach Rd
Biddeford, ME 04005
Competitive, based on experience

Standard University benefits package

Job Description

The Molliver lab is seeking an engaged and enthusiastic individual as a laboratory manager in the Department of Biomedical Sciences, available immediately.  Our NIH-funded research program focuses on molecular mechanisms underlying neuronal plasticity in chronic pain disorders, with an emphasis on intracellular signaling and proteomics.  The individual will be responsible for administrative aspects of running the laboratory (ordering, record-keeping, etc) and actively involved in collaborative laboratory research under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator.  Expertise with basic molecular biology techniques and working with mice is highly desirable. This position requires a bachelors in the life sciences and at least two years of relevant experience or a master’s degree.  Independent research projects, including authorship on publications and presentation at national conferences, can be arranged if desired.

Major Responsibilities

Ordering and maintenance of lab stocks and supplies, management of accounts

Genotyping of transgenic mouse lines

Providing research support for other lab members

Performing experiments; techniques may include:

                     -mRNA/protein isolation and microdissection

                     -RT-PCR (real-time, endpoint and single cell)

                     -1D/2D PAGE, Western blotting and phospho-protein profiling

                     -co-immunoprecipitation and affinity purification-mass spectrometry

                     -production of primary neuronal cultures and cell lines

                     - additional basic molecular biology techniques including transfections and cloning

Maintain excellent records and documentation of research results

Comply with all safety and performance standards.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's or Master’s degree in life sciences

Knowledge of Microsoft Office products

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Judgment and action skills required to solve commonly encountered problems 

Write standard operating procedures, schedule work, order supplies, and maintain an inventory of supplies, reagents, etc.

Provide input to improve current procedures, protocols, and/or methods 

How to Apply

Please send a resume/CV, contact information for three references and a brief statement of interests and goals to Derek C. Molliver, Ph.D., at:

About Our Organization

The UNE Biddeford campus is located 30 minutes south of Portland, ME, 90 minutes north of Boston. The campus lies at a beautiful location on the mouth of the Saco River at the Atlantic Ocean, and includes the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences. 

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