RF: Genetics Lab Manager

SUNY Oswego   Oswego, NY   Full-time     Science
Posted on November 6, 2023
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RF: Genetics Lab Manager


The Research Foundation at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time RF: Genetics Lab Manager.


Posting Date: November 2, 2023


Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Compensation: $45,000-$60,000 commensurate with experience plus full Research Foundation benefits package.


Benefit Information: The Research Foundation for SUNY provides an excellent benefit package. https://benefits.rfsuny.org/ for more information.


Date of Appointment: As soon as possible


Description of Responsibilities:


The successful candidate will lead laboratory and research functions in Dr. Nick Sard's lab at SUNY Oswego. Responsibilities include assisting in research projects to ensure quality data collection and analysis, ordering supplies, monitoring inventories, as well as maintaining databases and sample repositories. In addition, the lab manager will actively contribute to research projects. Expected research activities include extracting and quantifying DNA from samples and genotyping extracted samples using standard techniques such as PCR (endpoint and quantitative), Sanger sequencing, microsatellite genotyping, metabarcoding, GT-seq, RAD-seq, RAD-Capture (RAPTURE), etc. Training associated with specific protocols will be provided as needed. Many projects in the lab are associated with Great Lakes environmental issues, such as restoring the native fish community, providing data related to managing non-native top predators, studying invasive species population dynamics, and detecting rare species using environmental DNA sampling methods. The successful candidate will be a Research Foundation employee with full benefits. The work schedule associated with this position is flexible. Finally, there are opportunities to write grants and teach - pending applicant interests.


SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's https://ww1.oswego.edu/diversity/. As such, the incumbent is expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.


While this position is affiliated with the campus of SUNY Oswego, this is a Research Foundation position, not a New York position.




Required Qualifications:


The successful applicant must have at least a bachelor's degree in biology, zoology, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, or similar fields with expertise in genetic techniques. The applicant must have experience in the development and/or the application of genotyping techniques, experimental design and analysis, and database management.


Preferred Qualifications:


Good written and oral communication skills and experience sampling in the field, particularly in aquatic systems.


At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's https://ww1.oswego.edu/diversity/


As an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy-related conditions, reproductive health decisions, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, familial status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, prior arrest or conviction record, genetic characteristics/genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, military status or service, veteran status, or any other characteristics protected under federal, state or local law.


As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)


Additional Information:


Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/non-discrimination-policy to see our full non-discrimination policy.


In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.


Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing mailto:hr@oswego.edu.


For Campus Safety information, please https://www.oswego.edu/police/annual-report to see the Annual Security and Fire Report (Clery).


SUNY Oswego is a smoke free/tobacco/e-cigarette free campus. https://www.oswego.edu/human-resources/sites/human-resources/files/tobacco_smoke_free_policy_final.pdf for further policy details, including education and cessation resources.


Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at mailto:info@oer.ny.gov.


Search Chair:


Dr. Nick Sard, http://nicholas.sard@oswego.edu


Visa sponsorship not available for this position.


Application Instructions:


To Apply Submit:


  • Cover letter addressing qualifications
  • A separate statement describing your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your professional experience or personal life or community engagement
  • Resume or CV
  • Copy of unofficial (or copy of official) transcript for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred
  • Contact information for three professional references

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