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Research Laboratory Manager I (YUMA, AZ)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Yuma, Arizona
Laboratory and Research

Posting Number: req7693

Department: YCEDA

Location: Yuma

Address: Yuma, AZ USA

Position Highlights

This position is responsible for the laboratory operations of YCEDA's lab in Yuma, AZ and will conduct/support research in wastewater-based epidemiology and other public health and agriculture related projects. Job duties will include managing the day-to-day lab operations, developing and adapting laboratory protocols and procedures, performing and overseeing scientific experiments and laboratory tests, training and supervising research technicians and student workers, maintaining BSL-2 protocols and certification, coordinating safety inspections, maintaining, operating, and troubleshooting lab equipment and instruments, data collection, monitoring and maintaining inventory of lab supplies and materials, documenting findings, preparing technical and summary reports, and assisting with presentations to various internal and external groups.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

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Manage Laboratory Research & Operations

  • Collaborate with researchers to develop, implement, test and evaluate methods and protocols to support public health and agricultural research
  • Develop, adapt, and oversee laboratory protocols, procedures and strategies to ensure high quality testing and regulatory compliance
  • Set up, conduct, and oversee laboratory tests and experiments
  • Collect and compile research data, interpret test results and report findings
  • Maintain, operate, troubleshoot laboratory equipment and instruments
  • Coordinate procurement of lab supplies and materials, monitor and maintain inventory

Data collection may take place outdoors on days with high heat or rain.

Direct, Instruct, and Supervise Laboratory Personnel

  • Recommend staffing and resources to maintain/improve lab efficiency and optimize workflow
  • Determine weekly schedule, work assignments, and priorities
  • Communicate performance expectations, manage performance and provide feedback to lab staff
  • Provide technical expertise and training on lab procedures and techniques
  • Demonstrate use and care of equipment and protocols
  • Ensure lab staff complete required trainings and maintain certifications and knowledge of techniques and procedures
  • Conduct performance evaluations
  • Foster and maintain a productive, healthy, and safe work environment

Presentations and Reports

  • Prepare technical and summary reports
  • Participate in presentations to internal and external groups

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree AND Minimum of 3 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree

Valid driver's license and Ability to drive according to the University Fleet Safety Policy.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Research & Lab

Job Function


Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Dr. Stephanie Slinski


Associate Director, Applied Research & Development

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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