University of St. Thomas
  • Houston, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Full-time position eligible for benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, retirement plan, vacation, and tuition waiver

University of St. Thomas

Biology Laboratory Manager

Biology Department

The University of St. Thomas (UST), a private Catholic University committed to the liberal arts and the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, located in Houston, Texas, near the vibrant central business district, Texas Medical Center, and museum district, is seeking applicants for a full-time Biology Laboratory Manager in the Biology Department. This position reports directly to the Chair of the Biology Department.



  • Manage all biology department student workers and teaching assistants including hiring, training, and day-to-day planning.
  • Set-up and ordering for all the teaching and research laboratories including, but not limited to: general biology, comparative anatomy, anatomy & physiology,

genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, pathogenic microbiology, immunology and cell biology.

  • Coordinate all ordering and secure supplies for the entire biology department,

including large and small lab equipment, consumables, gas cylinders, clerical items, research supplies, etc.

  • Keep labs organized, clean and supplied with necessary equipment and

expendable items including clean glassware, gloves, paper towels, etc., as needed on a weekly basis.

  • Maintain yearly chemical, equipment, consumable, and glassware
  • Interact with and form working relationships with biology faculty, university staff, and product representatives.
  • Help train and manage students involved in undergraduate research
  • Manage departmental ordering and keep track of expenses in coordination with Department Chair and Division Dean.
  • Coordinate hazardous waste disposal in accordance to EPA regulations and perform a yearly waste stream determination in accordance with EPA standards.

Keep labs clean and safe in accordance to OSHA regulations.

  • Coordinate lab safety training for students, staff and others using the biology department facilities.
  • Need to be available to work on some nights and weekends when
  • Other duties as

Lab manager should have working and technical knowledge of at least the following lab techniques:

  • Micropipetting
  • Mammalian cell culture
  • Microbiology media preparation and bacterial culture maintenance
  • Buffer and solution preparation
  • Molecular biology techniques such as PCR, cloning,
  • General lab set up and maintenance of equipment
  • Light and Fluorescent microscopy (compound and inverted microscopes)
  • Autoclaving
  • Basic lab instrument repair and maintenance
  • Handling heavy equipment

Qualifications and Requirements: Minimum Requirements:

  • Successful applicant must have a Bachelors degree in Biology and have at least 2 years experience working in a scientific lab.
  • Ability to work well with others (faculty, staff and students)
  • Ability to critically analyze and problem solve
  • Laboratory safety expertise

Preferred experience

  • Demonstrated managerial experience
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a team
  • Demonstrated knowledge of EPA and OSHA safety compliance

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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