Research Scientist / Laboratory Manager
Tracking Code 022539 - Research Scientist / Laboratory Manager 710-908Job Description
Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) is a science philanthropy whose mission is to advance biomedical research and science education for the benefit of humanity. We empower exceptional scientists and students to pursue fundamental questions about living systems, and work to share scientific discoveries with researchers, students, and science-curious individuals around the world.
Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 2,500 people across the U.S. Visit hhmi.org/careers to learn more about working at HHMI.
Research Scientist / Lab Manager
HHMI is looking for a full time Research Scientist or Lab Manager at Stanford University including up to 30% time dedicated to research projects related to core focus of the lab. Managerial duties are to supervise and perform technical and administrative tasks in a large laboratory; oversee equipment maintenance; ensure adequate supplies for experimental needs; assist Investigator in personnel management; manage and enforce lab safety programs to ensure compliance with all applicable regulations; assist in laboratory space and facilities planning; make recommendations for changes; maintain inventory of laboratory furniture and equipment; serve as liaison to Building Manager, Environmental Health and Safety Personnel and to Plant Growth Facilities Personnel.
Representative Essential Duties and Responsibilities (specific duties will depend on needs of the laboratory):
Organizational Scope and Impact of Position
Shares major responsibility for results of entire laboratory. Intermediate to long-term impact. Is able to manage own research project.
Interactions with Others
With minimal input from the supervisor, reviews operational needs and develops and implements intermediate and long term goals. May develop and manage work schedules for entire group. Work is reviewed at key stages by supervisor but individual is largely self-directed. Resolves conflict in the work unit within established policies and guidelines. Recognizes when to escalate resolution to superiors. Able to develop instructional material for routine training purposes. May plan for and provide working supervision to the work of Research Technicians or other laboratory personnel of lower grade. Leads others in managing the group problem solving process. Monitors performance of others and provides or proposes required training. Develops, or leads the development of, training tools.
Education and Experience:
Master’s or PhD in life or physical sciences, or Bachelor’s and at least three year’s full time lab research experience including at least 1 year's supervisory experience. Previous Experience working with plants desirable, but not required.
Knowledge/Understanding/Skills & Abilities: