Physiology Lab Manager Animal Sciences

North Dakota State University   Fargo, ND   Full-time     Education
Posted on July 3, 2024
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Description & Details:

The Animal Science Department is seeking an individual who can play an important role in conducting, analyzing, and reporting data for a great number of Faculty working
at the department on different federally funded grants. Coordination of the lab work for so many different projects enhanced even more
the critical role of the position.
  • Oversee activities of the Physiology Laboratory, in support of the Physiology Group of faculty, who are associated with the Center for Nutrition and Pregnancy and the Department of Animal Sciences.
  • Assist with planning, implementation, and monitoring of ongoing and future experiments, in concert with project personnel, including supervising lab procedures of undergraduate and graduate students as needed.
  • Maintain equipment, supplies, and reagents, and ensured timely and efficient processing of laboratory samples.
  • Conduct, train, and assist other personnel with sample collection/processing, storage, preparation, and assays for various state-of-the-art methodologies in the Physiology Laboratory including:
  • Histology/immunohistochemistry/in situ hybridization and quantitative image analysis.
  • Cell culture including primary cell culture and development of cell lines
  • Molecular biology (e.g., gene cloning, real-time PCR, RNA isolation, bioinformatics related to gene expression, and single-cell sequencing)
  • Protein chemistry (including metabolomics-related procedures)
  • In vitro embryo fertilization and culture, and related/other methodologies as needed
  • Work directly with large animal research models as needed.
  • Develop, optimize, validate, and standardize new and updated procedures, methodologies, software, and hardware as related to activities in the Physiology Laboratory.
  • Assist with analyses of data, provision of updated laboratory protocols, etc. in the pursuit of extramural funding and publication of data.
  • Maintain compliance with University training, laboratory safety, and waste management policies and procedures.
  • Manage the laboratory budgets in collaboration with the Physiology Group, including, but not limited to, supplies, equipment, and user fees.
  • Stay current in their areas of technical expertise via continuing education activities, including attending training workshops/meetings as needed and depending on availability of funds.
  • Assist in coursework; e.g., in the set-up for and conduct of laboratory courses and exercises.
  • Other responsibilities as needed in support of the continued excellence of the Physiology Group in research, teaching, and service.
  • Occasionally work outside of normal university hours as needed.
Work Schedule:

8am -5pm with 7:30am - 4:30pm during breaks and Summer.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with experience

Minimum Qualifications:
  • MS in Animal Sciences or related field(s).
  • Lab experience.
  • Experience with the design and execution of experiments in physiology, cell and/or molecular biology or related field(s) using animal models.
  • Current valid driver's license.
Applicant Materials Required:

Cover Letter and Resume


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

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