Position Description: Reporting to the Director of Entrepreneurship and Commercialization at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), the Laboratory Manager will support operations for shared use facilities including the Magnify Incubator and Technology Centers. The position will also be responsible for managing and overseeing operational/process improvement projects as assigned by the Director.
The position will work with inventors, entrepreneurs, faculty, researchers and resident company employees to accomplish CNSI's mission to accelerate the growth and success of transformative technologies. These efforts will include optimizing operational efficiencies for the Magnify shared laboratory (10,000 sq. feet) and related space to advance technology development and commercialization of portfolio companies. The position will manage interactions between company personnel, CNSI building operations, UCLA Facilities, UCLA Environment, Health & Safety, and non-UCLA service providers as related to the scope of shared use facilities and services provided as outlined in user agreements.
Similarly, this position will support laboratory operations of CNSI's six Technology Centers, facilitating interactions with CNSI building operations, UCLA Facilities, UCLA Environment, Health & Safety, and non-UCLA service providers as related to the scope of shared use facilities and services provided as outlined in user agreements.
Ongoing maintenance of shared laboratory instrumentation/equipment including purchasing, service, repair, inventory management, and needs assessment are also important components of this position. The Laboratory Manager will, along with the Director and team members, ensure that all use of shared facilities and associated space comply with University policies and procedures.
The Laboratory Manager must be customer-service oriented as s/he will serve as a key point of contact for the companies and the role's primary objective is to provide an optimal user experience with the facility and related campus resources. The incumbent must have the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities of the Magnify Incubator and Technology Centers.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
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