[MARMAM] Job: Lab manager, Southwest Fisheries, NOAA, La Jolla, CA

Phillip Morin Phillip.Morin at noaa.gov
Wed Jan 2 08:26:14 PST 2008

The Southwest Fisheries Science Center (SWFSC) in La Jolla, CA, seeks  
a lab manager for its Molecular Ecology Laboratory.  Responsibilities  
include production of high quality genetic data for phylogenetic and  
population structure studies primarily of marine mammals and sea  
turtles by:
·  overseeing daily operations of the genetics laboratory and its  

·  training laboratory personnel and students in basic laboratory  

·  serving as liaison between project investigators and laboratory  

·  supervising laboratory technicians,

·  tracking status of all projects moving through the lab,

·  providing technical guidance, problem solving, and troubleshooting  
of laboratory methods

·  procurement of laboratory supplies and equipment,

·  ensuring maintenance of laboratory equipment and environment

·  providing fiscal oversight of laboratory budget and maintenance of  
a cost effective research environment

He/she must communicate with and report to principle investigators and  
collaborators on a regular basis, and be familiar with relational  
databases for laboratory data input, quality control, and tracking of  
Additionally, she/he will: Oversee development and testing of new  
technologies and protocols to improve our data quality and efficiency;  
Introduce and evaluate new technology to improve our research  
capacity; Track and manage the laboratory budget using MS Access and  
Oracle databases; Assist in the development, monitoring, and  
maintenance of project budget and schedules;  Produce and provide data  
to other laboratories within NMFS, to international organizations such  
as the International Whaling Commission, and to collaborators;  
Coordinate lab activities with members of other programs and divisions  
within the SWFSC

  Required Qualifications: Ability to effectively communicate and  
interact with staff in a team-based environment. Requires a high  
degree of autonomy, flexibility, independent judgment, and leadership  
skills.  Bachelor’s degree or higher in biology or related field, at  
least 3 years experience with molecular genetics research methods  
including DNA extraction, microsatellite genotyping, SNP genotyping,  
and DNA sequencing, and experience with overseeing the operation of a  
lab, including procurement, training of new personnel, data quality  
control and assurance, and project management.
  Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who  
pay attention to detail, have good organizational skills, and can work  
collaboratively with others.

  This is a full-time position with a two year term limit, but with  
potential for extension.  Salary commensurate with experience and will  
include benefits. Candidates must be U.S. Citizens. The job is  
currently open for applications through January 23, through the web  
site www.usajobs.com. Please contact Phil Morin for details (phillip.morin at noaa.gov 
). http://swfsc.noaa.gov/prd.aspx

Announcement Number:  NMF-SWC-2008-0008
Position:  Supervisory Research Biologist (Lab Manager), ZP-401-III
Location: La Jolla, CA
Open:  January 2, 2008
Close:  January 23, 2008

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