Lab Manager _School of Arts, Sciences and Education
The Lab Manager will be responsible for maintaining a safe and compliant working laboratory environment for the School of Arts, Sciences and Education. They will manage and track training, order supplies, coordinate disposal of biological and hazardous waste, update the chemical inventory, supervise work-study students, and coordinate with institutional safety officers. The Lab manager will be responsible for Undergraduate Chemistry, Physics and Biology labs. The Lab manager will be eligible for the D’Youville’s 32-h work week initiative.
- Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry or a related field
- Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and database management, various scientific applications and hardware use. Must understand chemistry, basic chemical reactions and the hazards involved when working with chemicals and biological hazards.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills, good telephone and email etiquette, and excellent organizational skills
- Work experience in a laboratory setting is ideal
- Maintain and organize all Undergraduate Chemistry, Physics and Biology laboratories, chemical and equipment inventories, and SDS library
- Check lab equipment to ensure proper functioning. Coordinate with external suppliers as needed for inspections and repairs and maintain clear records of services
- Work with faculty to identify a list of supplies for an upcoming academic semester, order needed supplies, receive deliveries, open boxes and store reagents as appropriate
- Maintain and update chemical hygiene plan through collaboration with faculty and institutional safety officers
- Attend chemical safety seminars/training/conferences as requested
- Coordinate with institutional safety officers to ensure safe disposal of biological and hazardous waste in compliance with state and federal regulations
- Coordinate with institutional safety officers before and during external inspections to ensure compliance and remediation when needed
- Ensure annual laboratory safety training for all faculty that handle hazardous chemicals/waste
- With the faculty assigned to a course, coordinate student safety training each semester and track compliance
- Manage facilities tickets as necessary to ensure adequate cleaning and repairs
- Coordinate with IT helpdesk to schedule lab computer repairs and updates
- Prep for lab courses as requested by faculty
- Test experiments as requested by faculty, edit and update experimental procedures as necessary
- Investigate new lab equipment and other resources
About the Institution:
D’Youville is a highly regarded private university and research institution with a rich history located on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo adjacent to a growing downtown with year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. While preparing students for the 21st-century, D’Youville excels at helping students reach their career goals as change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good. Under the leadership of President Lorrie Clemo, the university is moving boldly forward through a dynamic and integrated planning process to strengthen the institution and positively impact the student experience and surrounding community.
Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite D’Youville and committed to making it a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations. That commitment and tradition continue today. D’Youville was the first college in Western New York to offer baccalaureate degree programs for women. With a long Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background, and faith and is a place where different faith traditions can be openly shared and respected. Coeducational since 1971, D’Youville strives to expand opportunities for diverse learners, including adults, first-generation, low-income, and other students historically underrepresented in higher education.
Today, D’Youville features an urban, growing campus community of 3,000 students and offers more than 50 majors in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business, and the liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance their learning with activities that integrate community service with coursework. D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic strengths necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world. To learn more about D’Youville, please visit