Lab Manager

Stanford University
Stanford, California
Competitive Salary and benefits
October 23 2020
Lab Manager @ The Sean N. Parker Center @ Stanford
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Lab Manager

The Sean N. Parker Center is seeking a Lab Manager/Director to lead a fast-paced, dynamic, translational research group and to perform more complex functions and activities involved in defined research projects, and independently conduct a portion of the research project(s).

Duties include: 

  • Oversee and Manage a large group of researchers: wet lab and dry lab scientists
  • Participate in multidisciplinary teams across different faculties or schools to further translational research through sample analysis and data sharing .
  • Participate in and oversee clinical trial sample collection, processing (under BSL2 and BSL2+ setup), storage, distribution as well as data generation. 
  • Develop SOPs and MOPs towards specific aims of research projects.
  • Oversee the operation and management of a research or teaching facility; schedule and coordinate use of equipment and/or facility.
  • Negotiate and monitor equipment service contracts and warranties with vendors.
  • Determine equipment needs, authorize purchase of equipment, and oversee installation of equipment and instruments in collaboration with facilities services staff.
  • Perform and/or coordinate preventative maintenance and repair of all equipment; determine proper method of repair.
  • Oversee layout, allocation, and tracking of space among multiple labs; manage logistics of laboratory moves; implement plans for renovations of equipment and or/facilities in collaboration with facilities services staff.
  • Prepare budgets that include several funding sources.
  • Administer health and safety programs and ensure safety compliance; act as resource on safety procedures; provide instruction on routine basis; liaise with school and/or university health and safety office as appropriate.
  • Direct work of other staff, including supervision, hiring, promotions, and terminations; determine staffing needs, and ensure efficient utilization of staff.

*- Other duties may also be assigned

*- Other duties may also be assigned



  • Hands-on experience working with human samples, multicolor flow cytometry, routine biochemical assays and multiparametric assays is preferred.
  • Prior lab managerial experience in a fast-paced, dynamic, translational research environment- involving personnel as well as project management would be a plus



  • Master's degree (or higher) in Biology/Biotechnology/Immunology or a related field.


  • Comprehensive understanding of scientific principles.
  • Effective written and verbal scientific communication
  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects in a complex and technical environment.
  • Ability to maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes.
  • Ability to work under deadlines.
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
  • Understanding of academic research facility needs.
  • General background in a discipline related to the work of specific lab(s).
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple budgets.
  • Knowledge and experience in managing facilities, operations, maintenance, space, and equipment administration in a research or teaching setting.
  • Familiarity with health and safety compliance regulations.
  • General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications


*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

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