General Description: The Biology Laboratory Manager is responsible for supervising and training laboratory staff on the operation of specialized laboratories. Responsibilities include managing the lab budget, ordering equipment and supplies, keeping accurate records, analyzing costs and benefits of purchases; assisting faculty in modifying and developing laboratory procedures, quality control of all work methods, with standard operating procedures; directing safety according to federal laws and regulations; hiring and training lab personnel and students, other administrative duties as well as assisting with instruction as needed.
Duties and Tasks: The selected incumbent will manage and coordinate operational policies and procedures; coordinate with lab staff on issues which impact laboratory services; plan and schedule staff coverage for days, evenings and weekends to ensure proper distribution of assignments as well as adequate manning, space, and facilities for subsequent performance of duties; evaluate and recommend new techniques and technologies. Plan and conduct meetings and/or trainings to ensure compliance with established practices, to implement new policies and to keep employees abreast of current changes and standards; insure Standard Operating Procedures and protocols are maintained and applied; order all Biology and Environmental Science laboratory materials, including reconciling, and data and cost analysis; maintain equipment and log repairs and costs. The incumbent will also supervise the implementation of Biology and Environmental science labs.
Ability to set up first and second year labs in the following disciplines: BIO, ENV, CHM.
Needed laboratory skills: measurement (volumetrics â“ pipetting, titration etc. - gravimetrics â“ knowledge of balances and scales), preparation of solutions, calculation and preparation of dilutions, light microscopy, sterile methods in bacteriology and living organism culturing and sub-culturing.
Ability to apply knowledge of laboratory techniques, and science supplies to establish laboratory goals and organize labs.
Knowledge of lab safety rules: SDS, OSHA standards pertaining to science labs, personal protective equipment, hazard assessment and abatement, chemical waste management and chemical storage.
Knowledge of basic repair of microscopes and laboratory equipment.
Basic computer skills with experience using word processing, data management and spreadsheets.
Ability to work some evenings and weekends
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Bachelorâ™s degree in a scientific discipline, health or physical sciences or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
Experience supervising laboratory staff and working in lab environment.
Ability to work weekends and evenings.
Internal Number: 35936
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