Job ID: 151751

Lab Manager (9612C) - 13908

University of California, Berkeley

  • Dec. 18, 2020
  • Lab Manager (9612C) - 13908
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Biology - Microbiology
    Biology - General

Lab Manager (9612C) - 13908

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: December 30, 2020

Departmental Overview

Research, education and service in Earth and Planetary Sciences is driven by a fundamental human curiosity about the past, present and future of Earth and other planets. We underpin our intellectual mission with a comprehensive dedication to equity, accessibility and inclusion for all.

  • Prepare genomic DNA and RNA for sequencing by measuring concentration and quality, and ship to sequencing facility
  • Answer research questions related to microbiomes, especially in humans and soil.
  • Conduct various data handling and analysis metagenomics procedures in support of the lab.
  • Organize lab supplies and equipment, input everything into online inventory database. Specifically, maintain the chemicals inventory
  • Monitor inventory of laboratory reagents and consumables and keep track of supplies needed.
  • Order supplies and equipment, as needed.
  • Handle all issues related to biosafety documentation and inspections.
  • Assist with field work preparation and storage of field work equipment.

Required Qualifications
  • Experience with basic microbial nucleic acid handling methods, including sterile techniques.
  • Computer proficiency and some expertise in metagenomic data analysis.
  • Exceptional organizational and record keeping skills.
  • Ability to handle, catalog and track items over extended periods.
  • Bachelor's degree in natural sciences and/or equivalent experience/training.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated skill in microbiology methods and metagenomic data analysis.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience.

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.

Other Information

This position is governed by the terms and conditions in the agreement for the Research Support Professionals Unit (RX) between the University of California and the University Professional and Technical Employees (UPTE). The current bargaining agreement manual can be found at:

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

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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