Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Lab manager at Princeton

Position Summary: An undergraduate laboratory manager position, at the rank of Associate Professional Specialist, is available at the Lewis-Sigler Institute at Princeton University. The laboratory manager will manage the undergraduate laboratories for integrative science courses, covering the areas of introductory physics, chemistry, and molecular biology and will report to the instructors of the course. The position requires significant laboratory teaching experience and an interdisciplinary background and must be self-motivated, independent and committed to teaching.
Subject to approval by the Dean of the Faculty, the Associate Professional Specialist may have the opportunity to serve as a Lecturer in the course, participating directly in lectures, the grading process, and other lecturer responsibilities.
This is a one-year term position from August 1, 2013 -July 31, 2014.
Responsibilities include:
  • Prepare, prototype, and troubleshoot laboratory modules in collaboration with Lewis-Sigler Institute (LSI) Fellows
  • Set up and clean up for laboratory course
  • Advise and help students during the laboratory course
  • Maintain inventory of course lab supplies and products, prepare and autoclave solutions and stocks and reorder parts as necessary
  • Collaborate with Lewis-Sigler Institute (LSI) Fellows in developing and refining curriculum, and editing and drafting laboratory handouts
  • Develop and implement safety protocols for the labs
  • Maintain course lab computers, microscopes and other equipment
  • Develop lecture demonstrations in consultation with LSI Fellows and Faculty
Applications should be submitted online at https://jobs.princeton.edu (Req #1300331) and should include a CV, a cover letter, and contact information for three references. Essential Qualifications:
  • Masters or PhD in bioengineering, biology, biochemistry, engineering, physics, neuroscience or related field
  • Prior university-level laboratory teaching experience
  • Excellent computer skills, including programming skills
  • Previous college level coursework in chemistry, biology, physics and calculus
  • Ability to quickly learn and troubleshoot protocols in cell biology
  • Communication skills for interacting with students
  • Attentive to details and to a safe lab environment
  • Ability to foster a conducive learning environment
  • Excellent organizational and independent time management skills
Education Required: Master's Degree Preferred Qualifications:
  • Desire to develop new curriculum with opportunities to publish or disseminate such curriculum in academic teaching journals
  • Experience with electronic fundamentals including soldering circuits
  • Programming experience specifically in Matlab, Labview and LaTeX
  • Experience culturing E. coli and S. cerevisiae
  • Experience with basic synthetic chemistry techniques
  • Experience using Image J
Comments related to end date: This is a one-year term position from August 1, 2013 -July 31, 2014.