Job Details

Lab Manager - Center for the Genetics of Host Defense

Job Number: 527012
Categories: Professional, Research & Laboratory Support
Dallas, TX

Department: Ctr for Genetics Host Defense
Full/Part Time/PRN: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular


This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information


Salary Negotiable 

Experience and Education

Bachelors degree in Biology, Chemistry, or related scientific field, and four (4) years of relevant experience, to include at least one (1) year experience in specific area assigned.  Some supervisory experience preferred.Must meet education and experience certification and training guidelines for equipment and tests used and performed in laboratory, as required under federal regulations.

Job Duties

Coordinates duties, schedules, project activities, equipment usage, operating time, research studies, billing, and space for large group of people ensuring efficient operation of lab.     
Coordinates availability of technical assistance, appropriate chemicals, and special equipment to ensure timely preparation or completion of clinical work or research projects.     
Supervises laboratory and office personnel, maintains personnel records, completes performance evaluations, and recruits and trains both clerical and technical support using managerial skills according to departmental and university guidelines.
Orders and allocates all laboratory supplies, materials, and equipment; maintains adequate inventory to ensure efficient operation of projects.     
Maintains information on warranties, service contracts, operating manuals, licenses and permits; oversees maintenance of laboratory equipment in order to ensure compliance with all regulations and safety standards.    
Compiles, analyzes, and presents research data using computers and subledgers for submission to investigators to be used in preparation of journal articles for publication. Prepares journal articles and writes protocols for research as required by organizing and editing data.   
Troubleshoots problems and designs training according to government regulations.      
Performs other duties as assigned.       

**Other Duties:  Performs other duties as assigned. 

Oversee animal (mouse) screen groups and organize the schedule for screening.  Animal experience required.
Oversee laboratory safety and ensure the lab remains in compliance of all local, state, and federal regulations.
Assist with managing and maintaining all laboratory equipment.
Manage the inventory and ordering of all lab supplies.
Manage and update chemical inventories including hazardous chemical database and radiation log.
Maintain a monthly defrosting and cleaning program of freezers, refrigerators, and incubators.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; gender, including sexual harassment; age; disability; citizenship; and veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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