Looking To Hire

Volume 10 Issue 9 | October 2015

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Looking to Hire

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Despite mounting economic, technological, organizational, and personnel challenges, lab managers are under the gun to produce results faster at lower cost—and to hit all their ROI targets.

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Sections

Business Management

Leadership and Staffing

Project Managing Your Human Capital

Smart leaders and managers at all levels must realize that because talent is fluid, their most critical responsibility is the retention of key talent throughout a project.

Business Management

Maverick Spend

‘Strategic Sourcing’ has played a key role in the success of procurement teams. A dent in this key game plan is “maverick spending.”

Laboratory Technology

Is Your Balance Ready For Use?

Keeping balances used in regulated environments calibrated is the essence of good science and safe manufacturing.

Lab Health and Safety

Lab Health and Safety Tips

Ask the Expert

Quantitative Lab Skills for the Modern Analyst

Annie Pathiparampil is an analytical chemist at Chevron Energy Technology Company in Richmond, California. At her work, her main focus area is in classical wet chemistry methods, including ion chromatography.

Product Focus

Surveys

Ask the Expert

Computational Changes in Next-Generation Sequencing

Zhuoyi Huang, PhD, postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of Dr. Fuli Yu, at the Human Genome Sequencing Center, Baylor College of Medicine, talks to contributing editor Tanuja Koppal, PhD, about the work they have been doing to address the computational challenges associated with analysis of high throughput next-generation sequencing (NGS) data.

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Product Focus

Optimizing and Troubleshooting PCR

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and quantitative or real-time PCR (RT-PCR, qPCR) share many similarities but function differently and generate divergent end products.

Surveys

Product Focus

Seeking Energy Savings

Labs are increasingly concerned about the energy efficiency of constant temperature equipment, and how its efficiency is affected over the equipment’s life

Surveys

Surveys

How it Works

How a Benchtop Real-Time PCR Automation System Works

Problem: Drug discovery labs generate large amounts of real-time PCR data using high-throughput automation systems. However, these systems often require programming expertise, and some small to midsized labs don’t have this expertise on staff.

How Perfecting PCR Works

Problem: Although PCR is a staple of the molecular biology laboratory, protocols are often employedwithout proper optimization, leading to less than ideal reaction conditions and compromised data.

Laboratory Technology

October 2015 Technology News

This month, we highlight companies exhibiting at the annual meetings of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), as well as the 2015 Eastern Analytical Symposium and Exposition (EAS).

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