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Laboratory Manager

at Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute

Posted: 4/11/2019
Job Reference #: 2FCE253C26DC201761F6915ED26331A8

Job Description

Category : Medical/Clinical Trials

Location/City : NM - Albuquerque

Laboratory Manager

Job# 2019.044.S





Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as Laboratory Manager within the Microbial analysis group. The laboratory Manager will manage scientific support staff as well as oversee and coordinate the daily activities of the Microbial Analysis Lab.     


The Laboratory Manager will be responsible for the performance of multiple infectious disease research projects simultaneously in BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratories, including the propagation, characterization, manipulation, and detection and/or quantification of bacterial, fungal, viral, and toxin agents. This is also responsible for project prioritization, regulatory compliance (FDA GLP, ES&H, etc.), data interpretation, data summary, report writing, and interfacing with investigators who utilize this lab. 


The Laboratory Manager will oversee maintenance of continuous cell cultures, ensure accurate and complete study records, supply inventory, and laboratory equipment.  Responsibilities also include developing paperwork, analyzing data, processing study samples for quantification of viable microbes including bacteria, fungi, and/or viruses, and performing a variety of biochemical assays (including, but not limited to, qPCR, ELISA, and microscopic analyses), all while maintaining a clean and safe laboratory environment.




Requires Bachelor’s degree in a scientific area with at least 7 years of relevant experience in related field with 3 years’ management experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained.  A Master’s degree or Ph.D.  is preferred.


Candidate must have experience in microbiology and virology, including both in vitro and in vivo assessments. Must also have experience with quantitative PCR and other molecular techniques to support bio-distribution studies.


Candidate must have a complex demonstrated understanding of research methodology, principles and procedures.  Must have the ability to successfully perform a variety of laboratory procedures using standard laboratory equipment and instruments.  Must have the ability to gather, analyze and report data.


Must have superior professional-level written and verbal communication skills; a high degree of professionalism, excellent judgment, problem-solving and decision-making skills.  Demonstrated ability in managing a wide variety of complex tasks and projects simultaneously while meeting multiple deadlines is required.  Must have the ability to work independently and as a part of a team.  Preferred computer proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word, Internet Explorer, Outlook and the ability to learn department-specific computer systems as needed.


This position may involve work inside the ABSL3 facility which may require vaccinations/immunizations.  Candidates must be able to lift up to 20 pounds and wear a respirator.  A Post-offer physical and background check are required.  Ability to gain and maintain access to Kirtland Air Force base (KAFB) is required.


Equal Opportunity Employer


The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability.  We are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regarding to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law.  All applicants and employees are further protected from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing or discussing the compensation of other applicants or employees. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click here.


For assistance with our application process, including reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to participate in the application process, please send an email to or call 505-348-9400.

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