Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Title: High Throughput Behavioral Screening Core (HTSC) Manager

JOB DESCRIPTION: The HTSC manager will supervise the day-today operations, including scheduling, training of users, equipment maintenance and repair, technical assistance and billing. To apply please email CV to Dr. Juan Botas at jbotas@bcm.edu

ACCOUNTABILITIES:
• Manage HTSC services for academic, governmental, and industry clients
• Oversee HTSC operations (including use of moderately-complex software applications to operate robotic systems, prepare reagents, weigh compounds)
• Manage inventory of HTSC consumables, spare parts, tools, and lab supplies
• Work independently to troubleshoot and repair all types of HTSC automated equipment to normal operation in a timely manner
• Utilize equipment service software to diagnose, test, and calibrate HTSC equipment
• Manages a wide number and variety of tasks, and client projects concurrently
• Ability to work in teams. Train users. May oversee junior staff
• Collaborate effectively and communicate results with HTSC clients efficiently
• Maintains safe, organized, and clean work area

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
• Bachelor’s degree in relevant scientific or engineering discipline and minimum 5 years experience in related field, or Master's degree in scientific or engineering discipline and minimum 2 years experience in related field
• Relevant work experience in use of automated laboratory equipment including liquid handling robotics
• Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills
• Strong time management skills that enable on-time project delivery. Ability to take the initiative and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.)
• Demonstrated experience performing planned/preventive maintenance, replacing consumable parts, diagnosing, repairing, and calibrating laboratory automation
• Demonstrated ability to build strong client relationships, customer interfacing, and apply feedback in a professional manner
• The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in compound management (concentration calculations, analytical balances, plate formatting, quality control)
• Knowledge of iLab Solutions, TECAN, COPAS, 3D design/3D printing, MATLAB, or PLC programming software would be a plus
• Knowledge of machine shop tools would be a plus

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• Able to lift 30lbs
• Able to assume awkward physical positions (under tables/benches, on ladders, etc.) to access and repair equipment.
• Manual dexterity required to handle extremely small objects and parts when repairing equipment

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:
• No to minimal travel requirements