Lab Manager

We have recently expanded our research laboratory and are looking for a lab manager to support this continued growth. The candidate will have some strength in laboratory services and hazardous waste handling. Prior experience in maintaining an adequate inventory of research lab glassware, materials, and laboratory equipment is also a plus. We are a small team that covers a large variety of operations tasks.

Essential Functions and Duties

  • Maintain laboratory supplies (sterile, disposable and reusable glassware and plasticware, media and buffer stocks, lab coats and miscellaneous materials)
  • Manage temperature-controlled asset storage and equipment emergency alarm system
  • Responsible for overseeing centralized purchasing of all gases, chemicals and equipment needed for general lab use
  • Manage the movement and disposal of hazardous/flammable/biological waste to main accumulation area and coordinate the disposal of laboratory waste through third party service providers
  • Activities may include maintaining laboratory records and work with various regulatory agencies as required
  • Maintain and set up standard laboratory equipment such as vacuum pumps, incubators, autoclaves as well as manage research equipment moves, installation, service, repair and administer annual maintenance contracts
  • Oversee and assist in general repairs, maintenance and upkeep of facility, work with landlord as it applies to core infrastructure and services
  • Negotiate, establish and maintain relationships with external vendors and service providers
  • Assist in the development and administration of annual budget
  • Establish and communicate lab policies to the organization
  • Select and implement automated barcode based inventory management, oversight of eNotebook system, and LIMS system
  • Ensure effective operation of all laboratory equipment
  • Ensure that all regulatory requirements are adhered to
  • Should be willing learn and take on responsibilities not in job description as the need arises in the areas of EH&S, facilities and purchasing

Skills and Experience

  • B.S. in scientific discipline or equivalent
  • 1-4 years in a supporting scientific research
  • Knowledge of industrial safety
  • Familiarity with scientific equipment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • RCRA certified, HAZWOPER certified, DOT a plus, IATA a plus, ERP system experience

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and resume/CV to