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This is the fifth in a series of six titles for positions involving the performance and management of positions in a scientific laboratory. The Laboratory family series is identified by a predominant amount of time spent on bench work. These typical duties include running laboratory protocols, data collection and recording (performing sample analysis for external clients, maintaining laboratory equipment, calibrating laboratory instruments), data management, data analysis and /or assist with student labs in a "production" lab environment.

The Laboratory Manager I interprets results, adjusts procedures if needed, assists with the technical design of projects, and supervises students and staff. This position does not manage a research project.


Manage a group or service operation within a divisional production laboratory.

Work with students and technicians to help them with performing their analyses.

Coordinate maintenance of clinic and/or laboratory instrumentation.

May write papers for publication in journals.

Responsible for HazMat, radioisotopes and other health and safety requirements.


Bachelors degree and 4 years experience or equivalent combination required. Specialty certification may be required. Masters degree preferred

Area-specific certification (i.e.; SCUBA) and training may be required. Other training will be provided as appropriate (i.e.; UGA HazMat training and/or Radiation Worker).

Must have basic ability to manage personnel and workflow, maintain equipment and facilities.

Must insure effective communications with clientele.



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