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Bio Safety Lab Manager (9611C) 27511 - 1025
University of California, Berkeley

Date Posted Oct. 2, 2019
Title Bio Safety Lab Manager (9611C) 27511 - 1025
University University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department N/A
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
    Other Administrative Categories
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Bio Safety Lab Manager (9611C) 27511 - 1025

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley's culture of openness, freedom and acceptanceacademic and artistic, political and culturalmake it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: August 20, 2019

Departmental Overview

Tuberculosis has been a major global health concern for well over a century. Although many potential treatments have been vigorously pursued, conventional strategies have failed to eradicate TB infection and, in fact, the global threat has grown over the last couple decades, potentially stemming from the fact that treatment attempts have neglected to take into account the deeply integrated, symbiotic-like relationship between Mycobacterium tuberculosis and its host that has developed over 40,000 years of human/bacterial co-evolution.

The Cox Lab (housed in the UC Berkeley MCB Department) aims to understand the key mechanisms that dictate the M. tuberculosis-human relationship with the goal of breaking these ties, targeting either host or pathogen factors to eliminate M. tuberculosis infection and use that knowledge to contribute to solving a steadily increasing threat in global health.

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  • Setup, establish and maintain recharge center for BSL3 laboratories with operations in compliance with policies and procedures from Office of CFO; establish a recharge rate to accurately reflect the goods and services provided; perform necessary ongoing duties of recharge center manager to maintain recharge center operations
  • Provide complete training and testing to new researchers to work safely in the BSL3 laboratories; provide supervision and instruction to new BSL3 users with new techniques and use of equipments in compliance with safe BSL3 practices
  • Organize and maintain laboratory inventories; routinely checking supply stocks to determine inventory levels and estimate necessary consumable supplies to maintain smooth uninterrupted laboratory operations
  • Ensure laboratory equipment undergo routine scheduled maintenance in order to remain in good working order; organize and facilitate scheduled maintenance of equipment and facilities
  • Provide technical guidance and support with large scale experiments, including in vivo infections and subsequent procedures such as harvesting infected tissues for necropsy, enumeration of bacterial burden and other downstream assays
  • Function as the liaison between Office of Environmental, Health & Safety and BSL3 users
  • Perform independent scientific research investigating the basic biology of interactions between the bacterial pathogen M. tuberculosis and mammalian host
  • Carry out a broad range of techniques such as cell culture, isolation of primary cells, molecular and cell biology, in vivo and ex vivo infection with M. tuberculosis
  • Manage the lab's Animal Use Protocol (AUP) and Biological Use Authorization (BUA), leading the development and updating necessary amendments to be aligned with current lab needs to ensure the lab's overall success; serve as the primary point of contact with Animal Care and Use Committee (ACUC)
  • Instruct and train new lab members with basic handling, care and breeding of mice along with practices related to mice; supervise staff and undergraduates responsible for the lab's mouse colony and interface with Office of Laboratory Animal Care (OLAC) for the animals' health and welfare

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a research laboratory setting
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working in a high containment facility with pathogens (Biosafety Level 3 facility)
  • Broad range of techniques such as cell culture, isolation of primary cells, molecular and cell biology
  • Experience maintaining laboratory mouse colony
  • Must be self-motivated, organized and be able to work independently and on teams
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant biological science or equivalent experience/training

Preferred Qualifications

  • In-depth knowledge and handling of pathogenic M. tuberculosis
  • Experience with pathogenic bacterial infections in vivo and ex vivo
  • Experience training scientific researchers to work safely in high containment facility

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
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