Lab Services Manager

Stanford University

Lab Services Manager

  • Institution: Stanford University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Stanford, CA US
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Lab Services Manager

  • Stanford University | Stanford, CA US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: May 28, 2022
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Job TitleLab Services Manager

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Staff

Salary Range $ $78,600 - $101,160

Location Stanford, CA US

Deadline May 28, 2022

Contact Information

Contact Name Amy Erickson

Department Department of Urology


Phone US +1 (650) 438-0874

Job Description

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The Department of Urology in the School of Medicine at Stanford University is seeking a Laboratory Services Manager 1 to maintain the laboratory facilities of several labs located in the Grant Building. This would involve directing staff supporting the operations of these laboratories and the complex research being conducted. This will require one to apply thorough knowledge of principles, concepts, and methods for these research areas of responsibility.

The Brooks laboratory focuses on development of molecular biomarkers that can guide urologic therapy. The role of this position is to provide highly skilled technical support for the research activities of the Brooks laboratory. The individual is primarily responsible for overseeing all activities related to acquisition, storage and use of human materials, including tissues and serum.

The Dobberfuhl laboratory basic science and clinical translational research focus includes: Animal models of voiding dysfunction and IC/BPS, Pelvic floor ischemia and effect of estrogen on lower urinary tract, Urinary biomarkers and molecular mechanisms implicated in lower urinary tract dysfunction (WHSDM).

The Liao laboratory focuses on the development of enhanced endoscopic imaging technologies (e.g. fluorescence, endomicroscopy, molecular imaging, computer vision, and artificial intelligence) to improve bladder tumor detection and resection and molecular diagnostics for bacterial infections to direct evidence-based utilization of antibiotics in order to curtail the proliferation of multidrug resistant pathogens often prescribed for urinary tract infections. As wells as identification and validation of urine-based biomarkers to inform bladder cancer diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment response.

The Leppert laboratory investigates novel proteomic platforms and assays to diagnose kidney cancer and predict response to therapy. This involves evaluating the comparative effectiveness of various kidney cancer surgeries and their impact on chronic kidney disease and its downstream effects. They are applying epidemiology, bioinformatics, and health services methods to urologic conditions.

Duties include:

  • 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.
  • Administer and 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.
  • Specimen Bank Management
  • Review literature on an ongoing basis to remain current with new procedures and apply learnings to related research.
  • Contribute to publication of findings as needed. Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals.

* – Other duties may also be assigned


Bachelor’s degree and two years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.


  • 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.
  • Excellent communication and customer services skills.
  • Ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects in a complex and technical environment.
  • Familiarity with health and safety compliance regulations.


  • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, perform desk-based computer tasks, use telephone, write by hand, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing over 40 pounds.
  • Occasionally sit, kneel, crawl, reach and work above shoulders, sort and file paperwork or parts.
  • Rarely climb, scrub, sweep, mop, chop and mix or operate hand and foot controls.
  • Must have correctible vision to perform duties of the job.
  • Ability to bend, squat, kneel, stand, reach above shoulder level, and move on hard surfaces for up to eight hours.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work in a dusty, dirty, and odorous environment.

* – 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.


  • May at times be required to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present. Specific hazards include, but are not limited to, chemicals, pesticides, and solvents, allergens, bloodborne pathogens.
  • May require work in an environment where animals are used for teaching and research.
  • May be exposed to radiation or electromagnetic fields.
  • Must perform tasks that require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses and shoes, protective clothing and gloves, etc.
  • May work extended or unusual work hours due to research or project requirements and peak work cycles. After hours on-call availability required.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide,
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