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Lab Manager - Patapoutian Lab

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
United States, California, La Jolla
June 02, 2023
Primary Work Address: 10550 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA, 92037 Current HHMI Employees, click here to apply via your Workday account.

The Patapoutian lab, an HHMI laboratory at Scripps Research Institute, is seeking a lab manager to supervise and perform technical and administrative tasks. We are a very collaborative and intellectually curious group. You will oversee management of lab, including mouse colony, supervise lab technicians, and contribute experimentally to research projects.

What we provide:
  • A competitive compensation package, with comprehensive health and welfare benefits.
  • One on one mentorship relationship
  • Training/Certifications
What you'll do:
  • Manage day-to-day activities within the research laboratory, including insuring operation of essential equipment, stocking supplies, arranging material transfers, reviewing budgets, and managing animal and safety protocols.
  • Develop and implement laboratory guidelines.
  • Train incoming and current personnel, supervise research technicians.
  • Maintain protocols and proper documentation.
  • Oversee and maintain mouse colonies.
  • Contribute significantly to scientific projects.
    • Perform animal procedures and behavioral experiments
    • Perform basic molecular biology experiments including PCR, QPCR, cloning, and immunohistochemistry.
What you bring:


  • Bachelor's degree or higher in biomedical or related sciences.


  • Two years of lab experience (preferably experience in molecular biology and/or working with rodents). Some supervisory experience preferred. Salary and title commensurate with experience.

Physical Requirements:

Remaining in a normal seated or standing position for extended periods of time; reaching and grasping by extending hand(s) or arm(s); dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers, for example using a keyboard; communication skills using the spoken word; ability to see and hear within normal parameters; ability to move about workspace. The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to several pounds (such as a laptop computer or tablet). Work may involve possible exposure to malodorous vapors, low dose radiation, contamination by toxic chemicals and acids and presence of carcinogenic substances.

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this position with reasonable accommodation. Requests for reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Please Note:

This job description sets forth the job's principal duties, responsibilities, and requirements; it should not be construed as an exhaustive statement, however. Unless they begin with the word "may," the Essential Duties and Responsibilities described above are "essential functions" of the job, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Compensation and Benefits

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Compensation Range

$70,070.00 (minimum) - $87,500.00 (midpoint) - $113,740.00 (maximum)

Pay Type:


HHMI's salary structure is developed based on relevant job market data. HHMI considers a candidate's education, previous experiences, knowledge, skills and abilities, as well as internal equity when making job offers. Typically, a new hire for this position in this location is compensated between the minimum and the midpoint of the salary range.