Rush University Medical Center  Instructional Lab Training Manager, Rush Graduate College in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Instructional Lab Training Manager, Rush Graduate College

Department: Graduate College Administration

Shift: 1st

Full/Part: Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)


Job Number: 2018-3257

Job Description:

Instructional Lab Training Manager, Rush University Graduate College

Rush University Medical Center presents an exciting opportunity for an Instructional Lab Training Manager for Rush University’s Graduate College. This position develops and coordinates state of the art laboratory training courses and curriculum for an accelerated nine-month biotechnology graduate program ensuring that faculty, facilities, manuals, equipment, and supplies are available so that students may successfully complete courses. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision, and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the development and/or revision of manuals that detail all training including daily standard operating procedures within laboratories in collaboration with biotechnology faculty.

  • Ensures that state of the art, cutting-edge standards, developments, and improvements in laboratory training modules, techniques, methods, processes, and procedures are incorporated into the program.

  • Helps students understand how to use laboratory notebooks where all course activity is recorded.

  • Creates methods, procedures, and policies to ensure consistency and quality between courses and instructors with regard to grading students’ work.

  • Trains faculty in methods and procedures that will lead to more consistent grading patterns and oversees and monitors the grading of instructors to ensure consistency.

  • Plans for courses that will be offered throughout the year and reviews space, equipment, and supply requirements.

  • Redefines, reuses, and invents new space in order to accommodate annual program growth and to ensure that suitable equipped laboratory facilities are created and available on a timely basis.

  • Manages the biotechnology laboratory budget and ensures that funds are as effectively as possible.

  • Researches, obtains, and completes educational grants that will fund curriculum or space development and/or purchase of equipment and supplies.

  • Teaches, trains, and grades students on course curriculum, ensuring that all students understand expectations, workload, and assignments and provides continuous and consistent support including additional tutoring for students as required.

  • Researches trends in the biotech industry with regard to employment requirements.

  • Identifies opportunities for career development such as summer fellowships, internships, or full-time employment.

  • Ensures that courses and curriculum are teaching the methods, procedures, and processes necessary to meet the needs of organizations employing laboratory-trained personnel.

Position Qualifications Include:

  • Master’s degree required.

  • At least five years of laboratory training experience required.

  • Experience with biotechnology lab techniques.

  • GLP (Good Laboratory Practices) certified.

  • Must be able to lift 20 lbs.

  • Strong interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to interact with a range of personnel, such as faculty, students, and support staff.

Company Highlights:

  • Rush University is known for its high-quality health care education, supportive learning environment, engagement with the urban community and forward-looking education approach.

  • Rush University is a health science university that is integral to Rush, an academic health system that includes three hospitals and numerous outpatient care facilities.

  • Rush is an academic health system comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush Copley Medical Center and Rush Oak Park Hospital.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.