[ECOLOG-L] JOB: Lab manager/tech for freshwater & coastal ecology/evolution

David Lodge’s new laboratory in the Department of Ecology and
Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University seeks a lab manager who will
also contribute significantly to the technical work of the lab. The
Lodge Lab will conduct research in the ecology of global freshwater and
coastal marine ecosystems, with a current focus on applying
environmental DNA (eDNA) analysis to the characterization of communities
and populations of species of conservation relevance.

The Lodge Lab manager should have strong interest in ecology, evolution,
and/or environmental science. The person in this position will manage
operations in the Lodge Lab, including budgeting, purchasing,
supervision of any additional technical staff working in the lab or
field; manage the work flow and project management; and implement
laboratory protocols and maintain lab equipment as needed. The lab
manager will also have a major role in the data collection and
management—especially genetic data, organization and storage of data,
analysis and interpretation of data, and drafting reports and
manuscripts. Communication with both internal and external colleagues,
partners and collaborators, including other individuals in the lab, on
campus, and with federal, state, and NGO partners will be an important
part of the job. Initially the lab manager may make 1-2 trips to the
University of Notre Dame to assist in moving the existing laboratory to
Cornell University, and will also be responsible for setting up the new
laboratory at Cornell.

Qualifications include a Master’s degree in a science field or
equivalent experience, and at least 3 years of experience conducting
research and running a laboratory. The winning candidate will be
personable and able to develop strong working relationships with a
variety of people; must be flexible, able to multi-task, possess
excellent organizational and communication skills; take pride in
providing exceptional service while working in a team-oriented
environment; and must have excellent judgement and professionalism.
Prior experience with purchasing and budget creation, drafting reports,
manuscripts, and grant proposals will be essential. This is a full-
time, 12-month appointment which is renewable depending on the
availability of funding and successful performance. The job was first
posted in mid June 2016, and is available immediately. Other details
and instructions for applying can be found:

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