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Genetics-Immunology Lab Manager

George Mason University
Fairfax County, Virginia, US
Closing date
Feb 1, 2022

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Informatics / GIS
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Department Biology (BIOL)
Alternate Department Description
Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Statement of Economic Interest Not Applicable
Restricted Position?
Job Category Classified Staff
Role (State) Job Title Lab & Research Specialist II
Working Title Genetics-Immunology Lab Manager
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 03137z
Recruit Number STF10650
Working Hours
Location Fairfax, VA
Other Location
Pay Band Payband 4
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
Web Announcement Genetics-Immunology Lab Manager

The George Mason University Department of Biology invites applications for a Genetic-Immunology Lab Manager. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

About the Department:The Department of Biology offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biology, and a B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science. Our faculty are involved in graduate programs such as the M.S. in Biology, the M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy, the Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy, and the Ph.D. in Biosciences. We offer a broad curriculum with concentrations available in: A) Biopsychology; B) Biotechnology and Molecular Biology; C) Environmental and Conservation Biology; D) Microbiology; and E) Bioinformatics. The bachelor's degree programs in Biology provide a sound liberal arts education with substantial experience in quantitative and analytical thought, along with preparation for a related profession. Responsibilities:

The primary purpose of the position is to support the preparation, maintenance and delivery of genetics and immunology courses in the Undergraduate Biology Program. The selected candidate will prepare lab materials for genetics and immunology courses in the Undergraduate Biology Program in a timely manner to ensure the success of student exercises, adjusting to changing conditions, and optimizing protocols as required. The selected applicant will also promote and support student research endeavors. Specific duties include:

  • Weekly preparation of living and nonliving materials for genetics and immunology labs throughout the year;
  • Maintain stocks of fruit flies throughout the year;
  • Prior to each laboratory section: manage and organize lab materials, prepare working reagents, and perform demonstration experiments;
  • Prepare supply orders, as needed, and obtain best available pricing from vendors;
  • Work with the department Chair to develop budgets for both courses;
  • Ensure that the laboratories meet all required safety standards; and
  • Supervise undergraduate student workers.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS in a biologically related field or equivalent work experience;
  • Significant demonstrated laboratory experience in either a university or industrial laboratory setting (at least three years preferred); and
  • The ability to learn new laboratory techniques as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.S. in a biologically related field.

Special Instructions to Applicants For full consideration, applicants must apply at ; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
For Full Consideration, Apply by: January 3, 2022
Posting Date 11/19/2021
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly?
Mason Ad Statement Great Careers Begin at Mason!

George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!

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New hires starting after August 15, 2021, must have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination by their start date, be fully vaccinated within 45 days of their start date, and submit documentary proof unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption by their start date. For updated George Mason University COVID-19 vaccination requirements, please visit .
Equity Statement George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
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