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Lab Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 01/23/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 02/23/2018
Working Title Lab Manager
Job Classification Research IV
Department Name 35209-Med-Pediatrics
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135765
Hiring Range $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Lab Manager. This position is responsible for the overall operation and supervision of the lab. The incumbent will oversee and train other technologists, students, and fellows. He/she will oversee complex lab operations involving various areas of biomedical research. This work includes the development and design of research methods and protocols, as well as the planning and implementation of laboratory experiments.

In addition, the incumbent will create and maintain all regulatory documentation including (but not limited to) bio-safety and research mammalian specimen use documentation and will work with the regulatory offices to make certain that the group is compliant and individuals within the laboratory are appropriately trained. Also, the incumbent will be responsible for equipment and reagent maintenance, including the creation and maintenance of a log of reagents, cell lines, antibodies, plasmids, and other. The incumbent will also be responsible for organizing laboratory purchasing. He/she will regularly confer with laboratory principal investigators regarding all aspects of the position. This person must maintain quality control standards for the facility to ensure accuracy and precision of experimentation. He/she will assist with final manuscript and grant preparation.

Bachelor’s required – Masters preferred. Extensive/significant related experience may be considered in lieu of education. 3 years of laboratory research experience is preferred.

This position is located at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC in Lawrenceville. TB test and PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment.


Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 3-5 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Master’s degree required with 3-5 yrs of prior laboratory research experience. Experience with laboratory purchasing and budget management preferred. Extensive/significant related experience of 5+ years may be considered in lieu of education requirement.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours Work Schedule to Vary
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

Position may require flexibility with shift/hours.

If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree or a bachelor's degree with 5 - 6 years of relevant work experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter