Laboratory Research Leader
Indiana University

Bloomington, Indiana

Posted in Education and Training

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Department Information

The Nutrition Metabolic Research Center is a newly developed resource designed for making and delivering precise diets to research participants to test relationships between diet and chronic diseases, with the goal of promoting the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Users will include faculty in the Nutrition Unit of The Department of Applied Health Science, other faculty in the School of Public Health Bloomington (SPH-B), and beyond. Moreover, the Center will serve as a core facility within the research services network of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. The Center includes a commercial grade metabolic kitchen, a dining room, three clinical suites, and an analytical laboratory.

Located on the flagship campus of the Indiana University system, SPH-B has more than 2,500 enrolled undergraduate and 380 graduate students, 200 faculty, and 95 staff in 5 departments (Applied Health Science, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Health & Wellness Design, and Kinesiology). We are in a period of profound growth, as we have hired more than 30 new tenure-track faculty in the last 3 years. Indiana University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). The city of Bloomington offers the feel of a college town with the amenities of a large city. From off-Broadway plays and musicals and the LOTUS World Festival of Music to quick access to 250,000 acres of public recreation lands and a reasonable cost of living, Bloomington offers much to all. As SPH-B continues its rapid research expansion, there has not been a more exciting time to join the school.

Job Summary

  • Oversees management of laboratory including training of personnel in various techniques and analysis.
  • Conducts large-scale surveys, research projects, and complex experiments.
  • Ensures that lab safety policies and procedures are observed and maintains safety records.
  • Oversees the set-up and maintenance of lab equipment.
  • Assists in preparation of completed research reports or analyses on each project phase.
  • Maintains inventory and orders supplies as necessary; oversees the disposal of hazardous waste.
  • Maintains fiscal accountability of the program, including grant proposal development, and approves all expenditures for the laboratory.



  • Bachelor's degree in a related field

  • 2 years of related research experience
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered


  • Proficient communication skills
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent collaboration and team building skills
  • Effectively coaches and delivers constructive feedback
  • Instills commitment to organizational goals

Working Conditions / Demands

The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:
  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution
  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options
  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting
  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options
  • Tuition benefit for IU classes
  • 10 paid holidays per year
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Operational

FLSA: Exempt

Job Function: Research

Job Family: Laboratory Research

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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New employees will be provided with information regarding Indiana University's COVID-19 vaccine policy, which includes the opportunity to request an exemption. To learn more, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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