Research Laboratory Manager - Lee Lab

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Job Location
Farmington, CT
Job Description

The Jackson Laboratory of Genomic Medicine in Farmington, CT is seeking a Research Laboratory Manager to maintain and coordinate routine lab activities and departmental/Institutional policies concerning environmental and infection control, biosafety. The incumbent would also be involved in a variety of cytogenetic and molecular genetic experiments including fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), array-based comparative genomic hybridization (aCGH), PCR/RT-PCR/DDPCR, DNA sequencing.


• Achieves a high level of professional/scientific skill or knowledge in specific area(s) and keeps up with current developments and trends in area(s) of expertise.

• Knowledge of the scientific principles, methods and processes (technical and/or theoretical) used to conduct a systematic and objective inquiry including experimental design, methods of data collection and analysis, and interpreting and reporting results.

• Provides oversight of technical and administrative activities in a research setting including quality assurance and safety programs; coordinates and manages facilities, equipment, supplies and related resources; monitors environmental risks and quality control; understands and complies with safety standards to maintain a safe environment. Create laboratory safety manuals and train new employees.

• Performs tests, procedures and experiments applying specialized skills, knowledge and equipment; modifies and refines techniques and procedures to meet research objectives; manages multiple, concurrent projects or a multi-faceted project. Trouble shoots new protocols.

• Writes and updates lab research protocols and/or Standard Operation Procedures (SOP).

• Collects research data to assess accuracy, validity, and integrity. Performs statistical analysis; interprets and evaluates results.

• Prepares research reports, manuscripts, and/or presentations.

• Trains and supervises staff, students, and other members at the lab in the performance of procedures and operation of equipment.

• Perform vendor review, selection and negotiation for procurement of lab suppliers, equipment, and maintenance contracts.

• Ensure that the laboratory equipment is properly calibrated and maintained.

• Organize and lead regular lab cleanup sessions and maintain common area including cold rooms, liquid nitrogen storage and gel imaging stations.

• Conduct internal inspections of the laboratory, coordinate certifications and prepare quarterly reports.

• Makes travel arrangements for lab members and invited guests including acquiring travel approval numbers, booking flights/hotels/rental car, processing all travel expense reports and expenditures for reimbursement.

• Assists research grant applications for the lab including preparations of the application documents and IRB approvals.

• Coordinates and attends Lab meetings. Takes note and writes minutes for each lab meeting.

• Serve as a liaison between the PI and the lab members.


• Bachelor degree in biological sciences with 5 plus years of demonstrated performance in organizing and managing research labs.

• Master’s degree in biological sciences with 3 plus years of demonstrated performance in organizing and managing research labs.

• Strong organizational and communication skills.

• Strong interpersonal skills.

• Strong analytical and computer skills, proficiency with Microsoft Access, Excel, Word, and Outlook.

• Effective problem solving skills.

How to Apply

Please apply on to requistion #4553.

About Our Organization

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. We employ more than 200 Ph.D. scientists and a total of more than 1,400 employees. In 2011 and 2012, researchers voted The Jackson Laboratory among the world’s top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in a poll conducted by The Scientist, a magazine for people working in the life sciences. The Laboratory draws on an 83-year reputation for excellence in mammalian genetics, built on the groundbreaking discoveries of its own researchers and on the development and global distribution of the most diverse collection of genetically unique mouse strains in the world. The Jackson Laboratory is a National Cancer Institute – designated cancer center. Our research covers a broad range of genetic disorders, including cancer, diabetes, neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, autoimmune disorders, and conditions related to reproduction, development and aging. The Laboratory’s mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing disease, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community.

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