JOB DESCRIPTION: Administers research programs/studies by: hiring and supervising research personnel; participating in project planning; and developing, implementing and evaluating research protocols, techniques and procedures. Supervises staff by orienting, training and providing performance feedback. Provides expertise and training in methodology, basic laboratory procedures and equipment operation. Prepares and monitors research related budgets. Assists in developing and submitting grant proposals and in monitoring grant expenditures. Advises principal investigator of changes in reporting or accounting requirements and assists researchers in meeting requirements. Develops models for patents, licensing and manufacturing agreements with researchers. Monitors and enforces the contracts and monetary returns for products developed through research. Performs a wide range of laboratory tests, specimen preparation and experimental procedures for routine and specialized studies. Selects or develops effective research methodologies. Collects and analyzes results of studies and provides interpretation of results. Co-authors or authors publications based on laboratory research and findings. Recommends new equipment and supply purchases; investigates equipment malfunctions and schedules maintenance/repair. Monitors quality control of media, reagents and cleaning procedures and addresses any problems. Keeps abreast of safety procedures and monitors the handling, storage and disposal of hazardous substances. Performs related responsibilities as required. Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in a related science field and four years of research experience of which one year is in a supervisory role in a laboratory, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. DATE CREATED/MODIFIED/REVIEWED: 06/08/06 AMM
Assists the PIs and team members in the preparation of all IRB requests and reports