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Center Lab Manager

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Posted on November 21, 2019

5 - 7 years Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia

Bachelor of Technology/Engineering(Chemical). Any Nationality

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The position is vital for the daily operations of the AMPM center, requiring a professional scientist with insights into research operations and ability to work either independently or collaboratively with affiliated principal investigators, researchers and laboratory staff. The Lab Manager plays an integral role in overseeing laboratory operations by leading the Lab support team and ensuring operational and scientific support to the researchers. The position holder ensures that the laboratories and laboratory equipment are well maintained and upgraded as per research needs and complying with safety protocols. The Lab Manager oversees all instruments in the center and their daily operational effectiveness.
Major Responsibilities
• Manage day to day laboratory operations.
• Oversee the lab organizations, resources management, and technical support and safety matters.
• Management of data and workflows related to lab operations and maintain a digital database for record keeping.
• Supervise and mentor the lab support team and establish a workflow of lab duties by allocation of tasks and responsibilities.
• Regularly meet with faculty to exchange the requirements and updates on lab operations.
• Collaborate with researchers to plan and analyze research work and respective requirements.
• Investigate the problems for determining the cause and effects and find prompt and effective solutions.
• Oversee the laboratory assets; proposal preparation, purchase, installation, commissioning and maintenance schedules.
• Ensure regular maintenance and upgradation of the laboratory resources according to project requirements and demands.
• Evaluate need of general research and ensure optimized supply of consumables and reagents.
• Oversees, assesses and prioritizes the maintenance needs of the equipment and standardize operating procedures.
• Manage scheduling of support personnel and research equipment to maximize work productivity.
• Compile all necessary safety documentation oversee documentation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP s).
• Communicate the laboratory updates with researchers and the faculty during central meetings.
• Maintain safety training record and compliance for all lab users and conduct regular self-inspections in accordance with the institutional guidelines.
• Work closely with the Research Safety Team, lab support team and other support departments at KAUST to ensure safe and un-interrupted laboratory operations.
• Provide laboratory orientation training to new lab users and encourage the Good Lab Practices (GLP) by effective communication and through introducing new encouraging initiatives.
• Responds to requests from University offices; oversees maintenance issues for labs; works with facilities on emergency and minor maintenance issues as they arise.
• Manage collection and appropriate storage of chemical hazardous waste in the labs, arrange for pick up and disposal of waste as appropriate.
• Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Competencies
• Experience with the use and operation of chemistry equipment/instrumentation
• Abundant experience with standard laboratory protocols in chemistry.
• Knowledge of and experience with standard laboratory safety procedures.
• Effective management skills for leading a team of support staff and meeting deadlines
• Excellent communication, inter-personal and conflict resolution skills.
• Strong organizational skills with the capacity to prioritize and do multi-tasking
• Capable of working independently with problem-solving skills, while maintaining close interaction with Faculty, researchers, and lab staff.
• Experienced, and reliable in maintaining laboratory assets on both regular and non-regular basis.
• Ability to work collaboratively and foster a cooperative work environment.
• Efficient presentation and communication skills with a large audience.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills in English.
Qualifications and Experince:
• A PhD degree in a field related to Chemical Sciences or Chemical Engineering.
• 5 to 7 years of relevant work experience.
• Proficiency in all forms of communication, along with solid time management, teamwork and organizational skills
• Team leadership experience in a laboratory environment
• Experience in teaching / mentoring equipment users
• Experience in instrument maintenance and minor repair


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Engineering

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Center Lab Manager

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