HT - Human Technopole

Lab Manager

HT - Human Technopole

Milan, Italy

Job description

APPLICATION CLOSING DATE: 6 Dec. 2020

The Human Technopole Foundation is looking for a Lab Manager for the Neurogenomics Centre.

The role, reporting to the Head of the Centre for Neurogenomics - Prof. Giuseppe Testa, will be responsible for managing laboratory operations in the Centre for Neurogenomics, focused on the high definition modelling of neuropsychiatric and neurological disorders spanning a broad range of mechanistic and translational research pipelines.

Main responsibilities

  • Manage orders for consumables, labware and small instrumentation so as to ensure the relevant and timely supply, including: i) planning of purchases on the basis of researcher’s needs and projects, and in close cooperation with the Procurement Office; ii) performing market analysis and provide researchers with cost effectiveness assessments of equipment and reagents; iii) contacting suppliers; iv) tracking orders, arranging deliveries, making and distributing stocks, managing inventories;
  • Manage instruments, covering the full pipeline of implementation: set-up, maintenance, periodic revisions and updates, safety documentation, performance monitoring and booking systems, including assisting the Head of Research and Group Leaders in the search for and selection of new laboratory equipment through relevant literature surveys;
  • Maintain laboratory documentation across all workflows of the Centre, including experimental protocols, safety records, laboratory instrument manuals, and general laboratory documentations;
  • Manage sample workflows, assisting in the procedures for collection, processing, storage, and data archival of selected types of biological samples, including managing their mobilization across labs, facilities and research Centres, also outside of Human Technopole;
  • Train scientists of the Centre on the correct use of laboratory equipment and the electronic lab book, safety instructions & regulations, common laboratory procedures;
  • Integrate laboratory management within the electronic lab-book ecosystem.

Job requirements

  • At least 5 years of experience in lab management, preferably in neuroscience-related areas and with proven experience in large-scale projects and the management of high-throughput experimental pipelines;
  • First-hand knowledge and experience in molecular biology workflows, including a track record in roles such as Research Assistant, Laboratory technician or Laboratory manager;
  • Excellent organizational skills and willingness to engage deeply with the scientific themes of the Centre, so as to tailor laboratory management to specific priorities and anticipate future needs across the full range of lab operations;
  • Communication skills across a wide range of interactions (scientists, suppliers, administrators and external collaborations);
  • Relevant experience in sample handling workflows, including collection, storage and data archival, including the fluent use of databases and lab management computational resources;
  • Fluency in English – HT is an international research institute;
  • Ability to manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment and to work independently;
  • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to lead and gain the assistance and cooperation of others in a team endeavour;
  • Ability to build trust through operating with transparency and creating an open and positive environment.

Application Instructions

Please apply online sending:

  • a full CV;
  • a motivation letter including a description of the background relevant to this post.

For specific enquires concerning the role only, please contact Prof. Giuseppe Testa, Head of the Centre for Neurogenomics: giuseppe.testa@fht.org (this email address should not be used to send applications).

Additional information

HT offers a highly collaborative, international culture to foster top quality, interdisciplinary research by promoting a vibrant environment consisting of independent research groups with access to outstanding graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and core facilities.

HT is an inclusive employer that fosters diversity and engages systematically to ensure that equal employment opportunities are provided without regard to age, race, creed, religion, sex, disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin or any other legally recognized status entitled to protection under applicable laws.

HT is offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to a leading, internationally competitive, research organisation that promotes a collegial and open atmosphere. The compensation package granted will be internationally competitive and comprise pension scheme, medical and other social benefits and support for relocation and installation. Candidates coming to Italy for the first time, or returning after residing abroad, benefit from very attractive income tax benefits.

The Human Technopole Foundation is based in Milan, recently named the city with the best quality of life in Italy (https://lab24.ilsole24ore.com/qualita-della-vita/).

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