Lab Operations Manager (9612C) 17823
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720

Job Description

Lab Operations Manager (9612C) 17823
About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: May 15, 2021

The listing will remain open until filled.

Departmental Overview

The Lammel lab in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley is looking for a highly motivated individual to conduct research and manage a multidisciplinary team that pioneers advanced technologies to understand neural circuit alterations in psychiatric diseases. Specifically, we are looking for a self-motivated and independent individual who will take ownership of ensuring that the lab has everything that it needs to keep operations on time and successful. The ideal candidate thrives on new challenges, is excited by world-class research and catalyzes an emerging field.

University of California, Berkeley is a major force in advancing biomedical research and science education in the U.S. and beyond. The Lammel lab offers a young and dynamic environment with exciting research projects, supportive work-life balance policies and flexible work hours. Find out more about our research on:

  • Assist PI in formulating and implementing short and long-term goals for the operation of the laboratory: set priorities, assign responsibilities, establish timetables, coordinate new funding initiatives, recruit top talent, mentor, and coach lab members.
  • Assist lab members with experiments and advise on equipment and technical problems.
  • Establish relationships with vendors and purchase supplies needed in the lab.
  • Keep the main lab and animal colony rooms well organized, stocked, and clean.
  • Manage mouse husbandry to ensure efficient and cost-effective management of mouse colony.
  • Monitor all freezers/fridges and respond to alarms.
  • Maintain the inventory list for the lab and inventory rooms.
  • Write, review, and organize protocols and project research plans.

Required Qualifications
  • Applicants must possess at least a BS + 5 years or MS + 2 years in Life Sciences or a related field at the time of application (and/or equivalent experience/training).
  • Experience managing a life science-focused lab.
  • Advanced analytical, writing and communication skills in addition to logical reasoning capabilities.
  • Strong organizational and leadership skills with the ability to work independently.
  • The capability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Excellent computer and record keeping skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and ability to create and maintain excellent working relationships in a team environment.
  • Ability to lead by example and manage through influence.
  • Experience with Neuroscience techniques and approaches.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience managing multiple projects in a supervisory/managerial role for a minimum of two years.
  • Knowledge/experience or the ability to quickly learn UC systems (e.g., BearBuy).
  • Experience with the Quartzy ordering and lab management web platform.
  • Experience with manuscript preparationÍž excellent command of and skilled in written communication, editing, and proofreading.
  • Website development skills.
  • Experience with mouse colony management.

Salary & Benefits

$53,011.46 - $65,909.79 (stepped rates) depending on qualifications. This position provides full benefits.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Highly preferred - Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Other Information

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Research Support Professionals Unit (RX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/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. For more information about your rights as an applicant see: default/files/migrated_files/ employers/poster_screen_ reader_optimized.pdf
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Preferred Years Of Experience:

5 Year(s)

Education Required:

4 Year Degree - BS

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Date Posted : 05/05/2021