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Job Description - Unclassified
Developed for Equal Opportunity 

Academic Laboratory Manager

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To manage instructional and research operations of a scientific laboratory, research facility or student resource center. Reports to designated supervisor.


Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following: 
Implement established rules and safety practices.

Establish and maintain databases of information relative to laboratory supplies, materials, procedures, regulations, and operations.

Order and maintain supplies and equipment.

Prepare reports and presentations related to laboratory activities.

Provide advice, guidance, and training to laboratory users relative to experiments, research, equipment usage, and reports.

Design and repair equipment.

May supervise students and/or provide functional guidance of support staff or other employees who work on a project or assignment on a temporary or intermittent basis throughout the year.

Perform related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; four years of related laboratory experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree in a relevant field.

Knowledge Of:

Personal computer applications

Skill In:

Written and interpersonal communication

Ability To:

Provide leadership and direction


Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which may require assessments. Assessments could take the form of interview questions, a request to provide work samples or a written or practical test to assess job related competencies.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to communicate with others. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building and off campus occasionally.

Diversity Statement

Kent State University is committed to the creation and nurturing of a diverse community of individuals through inclusive excellence. Diversity involves recognizing the value of differences and the inclusion of all members of the community including those that experience discrimination or under representation. This is a core value of the organization as we strive for a culturally diverse student body, faculty and staff that reflect the multicultural nature of Ohio, the nation, and our world.
The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.