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The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine with approximately 250 Faculty, 127 postdoctoral fellows (both MDs and PhDs) along with over 320 support staff (not including hospital staff). In addition, the Department has 68 clinical residents distributed across the Divisions. The missions of research, education, and patient care are intertwined, and are integral to the goals of the department. The Department manages a university-affiliated children's health system with the physicians and leadership of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Rady Children's Hospital, and Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego, a Medical Practice Foundation, unifying pediatric patient care, research, education and community service programs.
The Knight lab is a world-leading lab in microbiome science, consisting of a team of ~40 highly skilled researchers, students, and technicians, with an annual operating budget of ~$4 million derived from a mixture of federal and non-federal sources including Knight's NIH Pioneer Award and the All of Us program. Most of the lab's work focuses on technologies for reading out microbial communities, including laboratory procedures for next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics software development.
This includes applications in the human microbiome and child development, conservation, environmental monitoring and management, and biofuels. The Knight lab publishes regularly in top journals including Science, Nature, Cell, and PNAS, producing dozens of journal articles per year overall. The Department of Pediatrics is one of the largest departments within the School of Medicine with ~200 faculty, an annual budget of >$100 million, and unified pediatric patient care, research, education, and community service programs, including a university-affiliated children's health system to serve the region. The Department is recognized as having global leaders in research, technology, translational medicine, education, and clinical excellence.
Serving as Wet Lab Manager, the incumbent maintains the day-to-day operations of the Knight wet lab while working in close cooperation with postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, laboratory technicians, and collaborators from UCSD and around the world. This position provides leadership and work direction to research staff and other personnel associated with the interdisciplinary research of the project.
Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Wet Lab Manager will ensure that the wet lab produces high-quality data rapidly and at scale. They will supervise wet lab staff and delegate sequencing projects to team members to ensure sequencing data is generated in an error-free and timely manner.
The Wet Lab Manager will serve as a point of contact for sample receipt with collaborators to ensure proper pre-sample receipt requirements are being adhered to before sample shipping, as well as ensuring samples arrive at the lab as expected and are stored safely.The Wet Lab Manager will ensure that all safety regulations are being adhered to within the laboratory and that all staff are following proper safety protocols, including but not limited to fire risk safety, biohazards, and waste management. They will serve as an Area Safety Coordinator in the wet lab and will work closely with EH&S during audits, and ensure that the proper information is communicated and documentation is completed when new protocols are introduced in the lab.
They will ensure equipment integrity by maintaining laboratory equipment service agreement contracts, monitoring freezers, coordinating equipment repairs, and working with equipment vendors directly. They will make sure that proper equipment documentation is maintained accurately.
The incumbent will take inventory of laboratory supplies and order supplies in a timely manner to guarantee that consistent work output is not interrupted. They will obtain quotes from vendors and track expenses for supply ordering and sequencing charges.The Wet Lab Manager will cultivate a good team environment within the wet lab, and ensure that effective communication is being maintained between the wet lab and other areas of the lab. They will maintain good relationships with collaborators and vendors, serving as one of the main points of contact for external communications.
Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), the incumbent will serve as a critical member of the research team by contri
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