Req Id:  30499
Job Title:  Laboratory Manager - WERF
Job Description: 

Job Summary

The Department of Forestry and Natural Resources is seeking a Laboratory Manager for the Wildlife Ecology Research Facility (WERF). Responsibilities will include:


  • Coordinating personnel activity, managing projects, assisting with and conducting specific research projects, coordinating and conducting animal collection and husbandry
  • Training and overseeing departmental personnel, graduate students and undergraduate students in proper and safe methods, techniques and procedures for the use of research equipment
  • Assisting teaching with hands-on wildlife courses, including FNR34800 Wildlife Investigational Techniques and FNR34100 Wildlife Habitat Management
  • Ensuring proper data collection and management (i.e., data entry and quality control)
  • Ensuring proper maintenance of laboratory equipment. Maintain inventory and order supplies
  • Preparing and maintaining common use chemicals and biologicals
  • Designing and implementing various methods/protocols pertaining to biological analyses
  • Ensuring compliance with Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Laboratory Animal Program (LAP), and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) regulations
  • Performing other organizational and administrative duties as assigned

What We're Looking For:

  • Master's degree in wildlife, fisheries, ecology, biology, or related field
  • 1 year experience in general laboratory management, experience with supervision of technical personnel
  • Experience working with animals including field collections, trapping, and animal husbandry 
  • Experience conducting experiments and experience with BSL-2
  • Knowledge of relevant safety procedures. Skills with MS Office and R

What We'd Like You to Know:

  • Learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary,
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A Background Check is required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

What You'll Get in Return:

All university employees are afforded a generous benefits package,, including medical/dental/vision insurance, paid time off, and retirement contributions. As part of Purdue University’s expansive employee benefit package, the University is proud to offer its employees the opportunity to grow, learn, and advance by offering a tuition remission opportunity at both Purdue University and Purdue Global.

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Posting Start Date:  2/23/24