Research Laboratory / Office Manager
Research Group of Steven Brenner
University of California, Berkeley
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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: December 7, 2020
Position will remain open until filled.
The Brenner research group is an interdisciplinary research group, at the University of California, Berkeley. Our research has implications for diseases from cancer to Crohn's Disease, and the future of personalized medicine for all people. We have a dozen members ranging from undergraduates to senior researchers and the research group provides a dynamic, occasionally demanding, flexible, and supportive work environment. We are associated with the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, the Department of Bioengineering, the Center for Computational Biology, and the Institute for Quantitative Bioscience at the University of California Berkeley. We are also affiliated with Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the University of California, San Francisco. We have collaborations with researchers worldwide.
The Brenner computational genomics research group is seeking a Research / Laboratory Manager. The Research / Laboratory Manager will play a key role in facilitating effective laboratory operations and research efforts for a cutting-edge genomics, computational biology, and bioinformatics research group.
- Day-to-day management and requisition of laboratory materials and supplies, organization and maintenance of chemical and lab equipment inventories, and upkeep of the common laboratory including space safety procedures/protocols including for collaborative programs.
- Routine information management, interfacing with department and service structures, outreach and website production, calendar maintenance, travel coordination, management of correspondence, and meeting schedules and retreats, including for collaborative programs.
- Learn and employ standard laboratory and program management tasks including procurement and reimbursement, personnel appointments, and budget and grant preparation, management, review and reporting including for collaborative programs.
- Production of weekly reports and recording of information in standardized forms.
- Supervision of one or more undergraduate assistant(s) to perform routine tasks.
- Depending on skills, preparation of reagents and buffers; equipment maintenance; scientific software development and graphics; editing of
- Research papers and grant proposals.
- Excellent facility with all components of the Microsoft Office family and Adobe Creative Suite.
- Able to work effectively with and respond to collaborators and other lab members and meet their needs.
- Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently.
- Demonstrated fluent and facile command of written and spoken English.
- Overtime may be required for this position; limited travel might be required.
- B.S. or B.A. degree, preferably in a biological science, computer science, and/or equivalent training or experience.
Salary & Benefits
This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment through the UC Berkeley job site (job #15283): https://careerspub.universityofcalifornia.edu/psp/ucb/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=21&JobOpeningId=15283&PostingSeq=1
Questions and correspondence should be directed to jobs[at]compbio.berkeley.edu
This is a full-time, career position.
This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Technical Unit (TX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at: http://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/labor/bargaining-units/tx/index.html
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Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $22.35 per hour
- Dental insurance
- Disability insurance
- Employee discount
- Flexible schedule
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Paid time off
- Parental leave
- Retirement plan
- Vision insurance
The employee will be able to work remotely during the shelter-in-place temporarily.
- Microsoft Office: 4 years (Preferred)
- Temporarily due to COVID-19