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Job ID: 221939

Laboratory Manager
Tufts University

Date Posted Sep. 22, 2023
Title Laboratory Manager
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


Tufts University has established the Cellular Agriculture Center to accelerate cellular agriculture research. We plan to work closely with students and faculty across disciplines within our ecosystem at Tufts, as well as with other universities and colleges and with industry and regulators, to foster the growth of this burgeoning industry. We aim to provide a solid scientific foundation via published, peer-reviewed data, bring innovation in technology, provide consistency in quality measures to guide the field, and foster workforce development and broader educational impact.

What You'll Do

Responsible for managing daily activities and operations of laboratory/core facility or center and supervising research staff and users from Tufts community.  Establishes and oversees policies and procedures, safety training and compliance, instrumentation maintenance and calibration, procurement and inventory management and manages access, scheduling and communications between research projects and users.  May assist Director or Principal Investigator with strategic planning and development opportunities.

Essential Functions: 

  • Implements and/or revises policies and SOPs for laboratory systems and operations. Manages access, scheduling and communications for laboratory users and research projects.
  • Ensures orientation and training of all laboratory users including staff, faculty, students and other community members. 
  • Responsible for managing equipment and instrumentation, including acquisition of new equipment and negotiations with vendors to achieve optimal pricing, desired functionality and maintenance/repair contracts.
  • Manages inventory and procurement of supplies.  Investigates new technology specific to research goals and presents analysis and recommendations. Monitors equipment performance by establishing quality standards, developing user guidelines, calibrating instrumentation and arranging service or replacement.
  • Manages environmental health and safety training, documentation and compliance. Serves as point person for inspections and audits. Manages record keeping and compliance with best laboratory practices and applicable regulations.  Ensures compliance with proper animal husbandry.
  • Hires, trains and supervises laboratory/core facility/center staff.
  • Manages workflow and provides performance feedback.
  • Conducts or provides input for annual performance evaluations and determines training and development opportunities.  
  • Conducts regular staff meetings to ensure effective communication, workflow and operations.
  • Participates in design and oversees execution of research studies.  Ensures progress toward project milestones.  
  • May assist Director in developing outreach, operational and long-term goals and plans for laboratory/core facility/center. 
  • May assist with research and analysis to pursue partnerships and development opportunities with external constituencies.
  • Handles communication and serves as point-person for all issues affecting the smooth operation of the laboratory/facility/center.
  • Manages instructional use of facilities and information technology needs. 

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:


• Education and experience typically obtained through a bachelor’s degree in science or engineering, and five years of research laboratory experience.
• Knowledge of laboratory equipment and operations.
• Previous teaching/instructional or supervisory experience.
• Excellent analytical, organizational, and leadership skills. 
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong attention to detail.
• Comfort with varied users from multiple disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Master’s degree in science or engineering.
• Experience working in interdisciplinary teams.

Pay Range

Minimum $70,000.00, Midpoint $87,550.00, Maximum $105,100.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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