Oversees the daily operation and maintenance of a research laboratory engaged in planning and performing analyses and tests required for research, development or quality control of processes or products.
-Plans and oversees the daily operation of a research laboratory to meet schedules, standard procedures, and safety and records keeping/reporting requirements.
-Assists with the designing and planning of experiments, tests, and laboratory sequences by providing knowledge/expertise to researchers.
-Plans and coordinates the repair, security, and maintenance of equipment, supplies, and facilities of the laboratory.
-May draft grant proposals and conduct formal and informal tours of the laboratory and manages financial transactions.
-Maintains inventory of supplies necessary for field use.
-Collects and identifies samples, performs analysis, and prepares appropriate reports.
-Instructs and trains students on the safe and proper use of the lab and associated equipment.