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Scientific Laboratory Manager


Organizes and directs the daily activities of the laboratory. Responsible for supervising laboratory personnel, conducting and overseeing quality assurance and quality control, and collecting, analyzing, and interpreting lab results.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Categorizes and stores sensitive scientific materials/instruments
  • Ensures compliance with federal regulations for hazardous waste disposal
  • Researches and evaluates new products, compares and negotiates vendor prices
  • Develop laboratory procedures
  • Prepares operating budgets.
  • Coordinates the developmental safety program for all laboratory settings, or specialized* scientific or hazardous materials stores.
  • Reviews and coordinates all machine shop work orders for special or modified equipment needs.
  • Instruct staff in quality control and analytical procedures.
  • Monitor performance of quality control systems to ensure effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Communicate quality control information to all relevant organizational departments, outside vendors, or contractors.
  • Instruct staff in quality control and analytical procedures.
  • Review statistical studies, technological advances, or regulatory standards and trends to stay abreast of issues in the field of quality control.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of experience, appropriate college course work may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does include supervisory responsibility.


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