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Post Doctoral

Lab Management Seminar

Five hours of great information from the experts!

​Thursday, October 16 
10:00am through 3:00pm 
Hensel Phelps West auditorium

Registration will be Required

Certificate awarded to those who attend for all sections.
Box lunch provided for Postdoctoral Fellows who register for and attend both sessions.  (Others are on their own for lunch.) 

Purpose:  This seminar will satisfy NIH career development award requirements and private funding agency’s guidelines for postdocs to complete a Laboratory Management Course.

Tentative schedule – more correct detail coming closer to the date


10.00am – 1:00pm

  1. Hiring the right people   10.00 – 10.50 am
    Interviewing; Reference checking; How to choose a personality/person that fits 
  2. Lab Policies   10.50 – 11.40 am
    Setting expectations; HR Documentation  
  3. Personnel Management  11.40am – 12.30pm
    Team Building; Conflict resolution; Staff evaluations   
  4. Panel Q & A/Lunch 12.30pm – 1.00pm

1.00pm – 3.00 pm
SESSION 2 – FRAMEWORK AND RULES: What you need to KNOW to do it!

  1. Mentoring Trainees    1.00 – 1.35pm  
  2. Money Management 1.35 – 2.45pm
    Basics of grant management; Audits; Negotiating a start-up package 
  3. Panel Q & A  2.45 – 3.00 pm 

Janine Higgins, PhD, Pediatric Nutrition
Doug Kasyon, Senior Human Resources Consultant
Wendy Kohrt, PhD, Geriatrics
Anne Libby, PhD, Clinical Pharmacy
Tim Lockie, MS, MBA, CFO, Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute 

Presenter Bios:
Janine Higgins, BSc (Hons), PhD
Janine Higgins received her PhD in biochemistry at the University of Sydney.  Her research focuses on preventing weight regain following weight loss in obese rodents and the metabolic effects of resistant starch in children, adults, and rats. She is currently the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CCTSI) Nutrition Research Director. In this role, she supervises 10 staff, a mix of PRAs and State Classified Staff, who provide Nutrition expertise and data collection for over 70 clinical research protocols concurrently. She is responsible for protocol implementation, budgets and forecast reports, process improvement, and productivity tracking for the CCTSI Nutrition Core and mentors Nutrition Core interns and clinical and post-doctoral Fellows.

Doug Kasyon, Human Resources
Doug Kasyon has 21 years of generalist human resources experience in both the public sector and in private industry, with the last 15 being in higher education at the University of Colorado Denver. He is currently part of the Organizational Relations, Learning & Development unit in the Human Resources office. He has served as President of both the Colorado chapter of the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) and the Colorado chapter of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR). He has also served on the board of the Colorado Springs Chapter of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He received his BA degree from The Ohio State University.

Wendy Kohrt, PhD, Geriatrics
 Pic and bio available here

Anne Libby, Clinical Pharmacy
 Pic and bio available here

Tim Lockie, CCTSI
Mr. Lockie has 20 years’ experience in the management of research programs in both academic and private settings. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from the University of Colorado – Boulder and a Master’s Degree in Medical Genetics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Mr. Lockie began his career as a Board Certified Genetics Counselor practicing in the Biochemical Genetics Program at the University of Wisconsin. During his employment there, Mr. Lockie assumed the role of Practice Manager and Research Laboratory Manager. His responsibilities included the fiscal and operational oversight of the clinical practice and the research endeavors of the Biochemical Genetics Program. In 1998, Mr. Lockie joined an entrepreneurial team of investigators seeking to commercialize intellectual property originally developed at the University of Wisconsin. Over the next 5 years, Mr. Lockie and the Company’s founders grew the enterprise to approximately 60 employees with annual revenues ~$4.5M. The young company was financed through a combination of reagent sales from internally developed products and a very successful program of Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) grants. During this time, Mr. Lockie went on to complete his MBA. The Company was ultimately acquired by Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc. for $125M in 2008.
In 2003, Mr. Lockie left Wisconsin to accept the position of Administrative Director for the adult General Clinical Research Center at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and subsequently became the Chief Financial Officer and Administrative Director of the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute in 2008. During his career, Mr. Lockie has been involved in the management of more than 40 federal and foundation research grants providing funding in excess of $130M.