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Job Summary Oversee daily lab operations and compliance with all laboratory, institute, and government policies, including orientation and training of new personnel, handling laboratory functions, and resolution of operational problems as necessary. Partners with Principal Investigator and Grant Manager for management of laboratory budgets and fund accounts. Additionally, the successful candidate will provide administrative and clerical support to the Pachter group.
Job Duties - Ensure lab compliance with institute and federal guidelines in health and safety regulations. - Create, revise, document and communicate lab standard operating procedures and protocols, maintain records in conformance with institutional policy as well as regulatory agency and government directives. - Train and lead orientation of all new laboratory members, visiting scientists, and student interns. - Assess inventory and supply needs in the lab. Initiate and/or place orders for lab equipment and supplies; conduct vendor searches, obtain bids and arrange for equipment demonstrations; resolve related billing and reconcile P-card expenditures. - Conduct proactive maintenance of the lab's infrastructure, including its consumable supplies, computer setup, etc. - Maintain database of equipment inventory and maintenance contracts. - Coordinate travel arrangements and manage logistics associated with domestic and foreign travel; process travel expense reports and ensure compliance with Caltech's travel policy and with travel regulations of the funding agencies. - Collaborate with grant manager(s) to keep track of funding accounts. - Coordinate preparation and filing of manuscripts, research reports, and grant applications, including various financial and statistical data. - Other duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications - Must possess lab-based expertise and the ability to handle technical projects. - Ability to perform moderately complex functions requiring the application of standard techniques and/or procedures. - Ability to deliver effective customer service and support to both internal and external colleagues and associates. - Ability to interact with various levels of management and faculty. - Effectively resolve problems within the research group by applying policies and procedures. - Understanding of basic financial and accounting principles with the ability to research and analyze data. - Proficient computer skills.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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