Manager of Research Laboratory Science

  • Western University of Health Sciences
  • Pomona, CA, USA
  • Dec 16, 2023
Full time Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description

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Manager of Research Laboratory Science

Posting Number: A00571
Position Status:
Campus: Western University Campus-Pomona, CA
Department: 1309-Research and Biotechnology

Function: Research
Family: Academic Administration
Classification Series Title: Manager

Classification Pay Scale
In compliance with SB 1162, Western University of Health Sciences is providing a pay scale for this position. The pay scale reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for this position. Within this range, the individual pay is determined by a variety of factors, including but not limited to job-related skills, experience, relevant education or training, and work location. Please note that the compensation details listed reflects the base salary only.

Full Salary Range
Minimum: $64,480.00
Maximum $80,000.00

Expected Pay Scale
Minimum: $69,000.00
Maximum: $74,000.00

Job Summary
Under the general direction of the Vice President for Research and Biotechnology, this position will manage all aspects of the physical research laboratory space at WesternU. This position will work with the faculty, students, and staff throughout the university to maintain existing equipment and order new equipment and supplies as necessary to support the research mission of the University. This position manages the orientation and training of individuals given access to conduct research in the research laboratories; this includes new faculty, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and laboratory volunteers or guests. This position is tasked with insuring that the University's laboratories are ready for inspection by internal and external entities. Therefore, chemical hygiene experience/knowledge is a must for this position. This position may also include providing assistance in conducting experiments and projects as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Individuals must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
1. Experience with computer. Experience in and/or development of abilities to use equipment items such as HPLC, centrifuges, physiological recorders, spectrophotometers, etc.
2. Good mathematical, verbal and written communication skills (including writing of scientific manuscripts/grants).
3. Develops knowledge and skills for handling and use of hazardous chemicals and radioisotopes.4. Biosafety and chemical hygiene knowledge and experience.

Required Qualifications
Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences or related field. Experience: 2 to 3 years of research laboratory experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Education: Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences or related field

Posting Date: 09/30/2022
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled:

Special Instructions to Applicants


Essential Job Duties
Essential Job Duties



Job Duty
Maintains and monitors a university-wide inventory/database of supplies, chemicals, etc. needed for research activities of the faculty. Prepares and orders new supplies as needed.

Percentage Of Time
15

Job Duty
Prepares labels, and stores reagents in appropriate manner for use by research faculty.


Percentage Of Time
10

Job Duty
Inspects research facilities for compliance with regulations and guidelines pertaining to the use, handling, and disposal of potential biohazards and recombinant DNA; coordinates the review and investigation of all biosafety accidents occurring on University campuses, and develops corrective action plans.

Percentage Of Time
15

Job Duty
Participates in and provides leadership to various internal committees and task forces, such as the Biosafety Committee, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee; actively participates in external professional meetings and organizations.

Percentage Of Time
10

Job Duty
Serves as principal source of expertise to the University regarding appropriate equipment, facilities, and work practices for protecting laboratories, staff, and the environment from contamination and infectious organisms.

Percentage Of Time
10

Job Duty
Maintains laboratory equipment in general working order. Notifies research faculty of major equipment problems.

Percentage Of Time
20

Job Duty
Trains student, staff and faculty researchers

Percentage Of Time
10

Job Duty
Other duties as assigned. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties for this position. WesternU reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.  

Percentage Of Time
10

Describe Work Environment
Duties of the Research Technician are normally performed in a typical laboratory setting. While performing the duties in this setting the employee is frequently exposed to toxic chemicals, and occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in this setting is usually moderate when using laboratory equipment.

To apply, visit https://jobs.westernu.edu/postings/25570






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