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Lab Manager

Company: TechWerks
Location: Silver Spring
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

TechWerks LLC (TechWerks) is a rapidly growing company that has been supporting the VA and DoD for over 11 years. With over 200 employees and annual revenue of 15 million, TechWerks is a proven company with a highly respected leadership team consisting of career military veterans dedicated and committed to supporting the military and veteran communities. TechWerks specializes in healthcare information technology, training, analytics, and clinical research. The candidate will serve as a lead technician among several laboratory technicians. The lead technician will maintain records of laboratory supply and equipment inventory, assist the laboratory chief with inventory management, create regular supply requirements lists, track incoming and outgoing animal inventory, ensure laboratory cleanliness and organization, and coordinate efforts among multiple ongoing studies. 1. Receive and stay current with all required training courses to conform to Institute policies, including those related to laboratory safety, security, information management, animal care and others 2. Manage laboratory in accordance with regulations and respond to all requests for improvements in a timely manner in coordination with the PI 3. Manage laboratory equipment in accordance with regulations and coordinate with outside vendors to ensure proper function and repairs as needed 4. Perform behavioral tests on rats, including advanced computer-controlled behavioral testing systems such as elevated plus maze, acoustic startle, open field, operant conditioning, associative conditioning, and other tests as assigned 5. Perform blood draws, tissue dissection, and proper processing and storage of specimens to support studies 6. Participates in the development of new methods, approaches, or procedures to include electrophysiological recording and animal surgeries 7. Process, analyze, and visualize data in graphical or other tabulated formats per laboratory standards 8. Manage development and maintenance of up-to-date laboratory SOPs and best laboratory practices in coordination with the PI and other research staff 9. Develop and demonstrate excellent and professional rapport with research assistants in the laboratory, and other Institute personnel 10. Proactively manage and engage in multiple ongoing laboratory efforts simultaneously to include managing lab calendar to ensure lab resources and personnel are allocated according to lab priorities with input from the PI 11. Manage orderly storage and inventory of purchased supplies, equipment and materials necessary to conduct experiments and maintain the laboratories, to include laboratory animals; Initiate and track purchase requests for supplies and animals with input from the PI 12. Draft administrative documents for submission through internal processes with minimal oversight from the PI to include but not limited to minor IACUC amendments, CAPR requests, agreement requests, purchase requests, ARC requests, PBAC requests and annual and other protocol censuses 13. Orient new technicians to laboratory procedures and standards as needed; coordinate lab member orientations and document proficiencies in technical skills for lab members 14. Coordinate with oversight departments to ensure compliance with regulations 15. Be proficient in productivity software programs including Word, Excel, GraphPad Prism, SPSS Statistics, and others 16. Adhere to scientific standards of responsible conduct of research, and scientific integrity 17. Perform other related managerial and non-managerial duties as required and assigned Job Requirements:MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: --- Master's degree with a minimum of 2-year experience in preclinical research, or bachelor's degree with a minimum of 5 years' experience with progressive increases in responsibility in preclinical research. --- Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Laboratory/office environment; may require working evenings and weekends. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to manipulate objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. Work may involve long periods of standing and handling of numerous chemicals and/or hazardous biological material.

Keywords: TechWerks, Silver Spring , Lab Manager, Healthcare , Silver Spring, Maryland

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