University of Houston College of Technology (Biotechnology): Instructional Lab Manager

Position Description:

  • Manages a laboratory program for one or more biotech instructional laboratories, including supervision of laboratory assistants.
  • Selects, trains and coordinates the work of lab assistants and graduate assistants assigned to the lab.
  • Schedules, monitors and evaluates performance of lab assistants and graduate assistants.
  • Recommends enhancements and revisions of lab course materials to faculty.
  • Coordinates lectures and laboratory course materials with graduate assistants and faculty.
  • Assists faculty with development of equipment proposals.
  • Assists students with projects, and may develop industry-sponsored undergraduate laboratory projects.
  • Manages ordering and distribution of student lab kits, supervises purchase of lab supplies.
  • Evaluates equipment and software for use in the lab.
  • Provides training sessions for faculty and lab assistants in the proper use of the lab, as needed.
  • Conducts laboratory instruction under faculty supervision. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Additional Job Information:

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Has expertise in both upstream and downstream Biomanufacturing (bioprocessing) methodology.  This includes recombinant DNA technology cloning techniques, gene expression, cell growth and harvesting, centrifugation, and methods of protein purification.
  • Has expertise in anion exchange and size exclusion chromatography.
  • Maintains excellent aseptic technique while working in the laboratory.
  • Maintains a record of laboratory activities on a daily basis.
  • Can instruct, supervise and train graduate students, undergraduates, as well as other staff in the aforementioned skills and in using relevant laboratory equipment.
  • Has experience with working in various MS Office applications including MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • MS or BS degree with 4 years of work experience is required.

Email sganapa3@Central.UH.EDU to apply for this position.

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