University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Manager of Research Laboratory Services

Payroll Title: UCP VII
Class Code: 0726-9087
Job Family: TLR
FLSA Code: E
Score: 584

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general direction of a designated supervisor, coordinates and provides technical support for faculty, graduate and undergraduate research in a large research facility.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Assigns and coordinates use of all lab equipment and supplies for a large research facility.
  2. Orders and purchases lab equipment and supplies, processing all necessary paperwork and maintaining appropriate records; follows up on all related purchasing and shipping problems.
  3. Resolves problems encountered by technicians and graduate students who staff the research laboratory; recommends hiring, assigns workloads and determines work schedule.
  4. Assists in the design, development and operation of laboratory experiments and analyzes procedures for intended results, as established by faculty member or designated supervisor.
  5. Monitors progress on project plans for experimental programs executed by the laboratory.
  6. Evaluates effectiveness of laboratory experiments in consultation with principle investigator, makes modification as necessary.
  7. Prepares budget requests for laboratory supplies; monitors and approves expenses within approved budget limits.
  8. Maintains, monitors, insures proper security of and performs minor repairs on scientific lab equipment and is responsible for all maintenance contracts for such equipment.
  9. Maintains OHSA safety criteria and ensures proper disposal of chemical or biological wastes.
  10. Supervises and assists in the assembly, disassembly and cleanup of experimental apparatus.
  11. Prepares reagents, media and laboratory apparatus as needed to carry out experiments.
  12. Performs special projects as required or assigned.
  13. Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in discipline appropriate to department to be served.
  2. Prior experience in research and teaching laboratories.
  3. Ability to interact with faculty.
  4. Supervisory ability.
  5. Sound knowledge of principles of academic discipline to be served and of hazardous waste safety procedures.

OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION/SKILLS

  1. Master’s degree in appropriate field

Date Created: 06/85
Date Revised: 12/92