Public Health Lab Manager

George Washington University
July 31, 2024
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Job Description Summary:

We are seeking a highly skilled and organized Lab Manager to oversee the operations of our public health laboratory and join the SPH's operations team. The Lab Manager will play a vital role in ensuring the smooth functioning of the lab, maintaining quality control, implementing safety protocols, and coordinating with various stakeholders. This position requires strong leadership, technical expertise, and a deep commitment to public health.

Responsibilities include:

1. Laboratory Operations Management:

  • Oversee and coordinate all laboratory activities, ensuring efficient workflow and adherence to protocols across all investigator labs at the School of Public Health.
  • Manage and allocate resources effectively, including equipment, supplies, and personnel to include oversight of any lab-related cores.
  • Develop and implement operational procedures, protocols, and best practices to maintain high-quality standards.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines, safety protocols, and ethical considerations.
  • Collaborate with other departments and agencies to coordinate testing, research, and response efforts.
  • 2. Quality Control and Assurance:

  • Implement and maintain robust quality control and assurance programs in accordance with relevant regulations and industry standards.
  • Develop and monitor laboratory testing procedures, ensuring accuracy, precision, and reliability of results.
  • Monitor and analyze quality control data, identify trends, and initiate corrective actions as needed.
  • Conduct regular audits, inspections, and proficiency testing to assess and improve laboratory performance.
  • Ensure proper documentation, record-keeping, and reporting of quality control activities.
  • 3. Equipment and Inventory Management:

  • Oversee the procurement, installation, calibration, and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Develop and implement preventive maintenance schedules to ensure optimal equipment performance.
  • Manage inventory levels, track supplies, and coordinate timely replenishment to support uninterrupted lab operations.
  • Evaluate new technologies, instruments, and methodologies for potential implementation and improvement.
  • 4. Serves as the SPH Safety Officer. Interfaces with the University Office of Health and Safety; assures compliance with all safety regulations and requirements. Maintains knowledge of OSHA and NFPA regulations. Handles packaging of materials for shipment.

  • Interfaces with University Offices, Departmental Vendors, and Service Providers. Responds to requests from University offices; oversee maintenance issues for labs; work with facilities on emergency and minor maintenance issues as they arise.
  • Responsible for the issuance of materials, supplies, chemicals, and small equipment. Distributes materials, supplies, chemicals, and small equipment to the operating teaching and research labs in conjunction with existing laboratory staff.
  • Acts as a primary resource for shared department instrumentation; creates/maintains basic, general operating procedures for introductory training of researchers and graduate students; ability to troubleshoot and repair minor issues is preferred; liaises with service technicians as required
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    Qualified candidates will hold a BA/BS in a related discipline plus 5 years of relevant professional experience or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.

    Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a relevant scientific field (e.g., Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or Public Health).
  • Proven experience (5+ years) in a laboratory management role, preferably in a public health or clinical laboratory setting.
  • In-depth knowledge of laboratory operations, quality control/assurance, and regulatory compliance.
  • Familiarity with relevant laboratory techniques, equipment, and methodologies.
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities, with keen attention to detail.
  • Proficient in data management, analysis, and reporting using laboratory information management systems (LIMS) or similar software.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge of relevant public health regulations, guidelines, and best practices.
  • Typical Hiring Range Commensurate with Experience.


    Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.

    College/School/Department: Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Laboratory Support Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full time -> FTE 1.00 Hours Per Week: 40 hours Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm Will this job require the employee to work on site? Yes Employee Onsite Status Essential onsite Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

    Internal Applicants Only? Yes (University Wide) Posting Number: R001975 Job Open Date: 07/21/2023 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: 07/31/2024 Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

    The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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