Manager of Laboratory Services

Payroll Title: UCP VII
Class Code: 0723-9087
Job Family: TLR
FLSA Code: E
Score: 584


Under the general direction of designated supervisor, coordinates and provides technical support for undergraduate and graduate laboratory instruction in a large academic department.


  1. Assigns and coordinates use of all lab equipment and supplies for all department courses.
  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 lab instructors and makes alterations as needed.
  4. Supervises, trains and evaluates lab assistants, lab aides and student workers who staff lab courses; recommends hiring, assigns workloads and determines work schedule.
  5. Assists in the design, development and pre-testing of laboratory experiments and analyzes procedures for intended results, as established by faculty member.
  6. Prepares lab handouts and lab manuals, with responsibility for accuracy of information and clarity of theory, principles and procedures to be demonstrated; makes arrangements for copies for student purchase.
  7. Evaluates effectiveness of lab experiments to determine student comprehension of theory and principles, in consultation with lab instructors; makes modifications as appropriate.
  8. Prepares budget requests for laboratory supplies and equipment; monitors and approves expenses within approved budget limits.
  9. Maintains, monitors, insures proper security of and performs minor repairs on scientific lab equipment and is responsible for all maintenance contracts for such equipment.
  10. Is responsible for safe disposal of chemical waste generated by department; develops departmental safety policies and monitors compliance with proper disposal procedures.
  11. Determines equipment, supplies and physical set up for each lab exercise.
  12. Prepares laboratory solutions, reagents, media and/or other laboratory apparatus, as needed to carry out experiment.
  13. Performs special projects as required or assigned.
  14. Assigns Teaching Assistants to selected lab sections; writes performance evaluations and makes recommendation to faculty member.
  15. Supervises and assists in cleanup and disassembly of laboratory exercise.
  16. Performs related duties as required.


  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.


  1. Master’s degree in appropriate field

Date Created: 6/28/85