Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Lab Operations & Safety Manager
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Responsibilities: The Lab Ops & Safety Manager, ISEC - Assists with activities and equipment associated with core research facilities in the ISEC; facilitates certification and maintenance of safety equipment; assists PIs and departments with ensuring training for personnel seeking access to laboratory and equipment; serves as a liaison with University Department of Environmental Health & Safety, assisting PIs and departments with ensuring laboratory and core facilities meet safety and regulatory standards; serves as a liaison with University Facilities Division to assist with maintaining laboratory and core facility spaces; works with service technicians for scheduling of maintenance and repairs.
The Lab Ops & Safety Manger, ISEC - Provides logistic support for research laboratory operations. Works with academic units to maintain safety equipment such as biosafety cabinets and autoclaves; assists with keycard access and ensuring safety training for personnel; acts as liaison between PIs of different academic units and clusters.
The Lab Ops & Safety Manger dedicated to ISEC and will report to Operations Director - Work with PIs, departments, Colleges and Provost's office to coordinate, facilitate, and provide logistical support for laboratory operations for research and teaching lab activities in the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex. Assists with activities and equipment associated with core research facilities in the ISEC; facilitates certification and maintenance of safety equipment; assists PIs and departments with ensuring training for personnel seeking access to laboratory and equipment; serves as a liaison with University Department of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), assisting with ensuring laboratory and core facilities meet safety and regulatory standards; serves as a liaison with University Facilities Division to assist with maintaining laboratory and core facility spaces; works with service technicians for scheduling of maintenance and repairs.
ISEC core Facility Support and Administration: Assists core directors and personnel with equipment maintenance and service, keycard access and training verification for personnel seeking access to equipment, and access scheduling for equipment in core facility.
ISEC Laboratory Safety: Assists researchers as a liaison to university EH&S to help ensure facilities operate in a safe manner; assists with NFPA placards and maintaining EH&S database of laboratories and researchers; assists safety committees (including IBC, IACUC, IRB, etc.) and researchers as a liaison.
ISEC Facilities Liaison: Serves as a liaison with university Facilities Division for fit-outs and modifications that impact laboratory and core facility operations; places work orders, as needed, to maintain and support facilities; Works with external vendors as needed to maintain equipment.
Qualifications: Both a Master's degree and at 6 years of experience working in academic laboratory operations in a shared laboratory setting are required, with experience with core lab facilities preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required together with excellent computer skills including Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). Ability to work well with others, strong organizational skills, decision making and a problem-solving mindset required. Knowledge of, and experience with, the culture of research and administrative systems of Northeastern University strongly preferred.
Salary Grade: 12
Additional Information: Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.