Science Laboratory Manager | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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Science Laboratory Manager

Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 11:45

Position Summary

  • Organize and audit inventory, stock, and supplies.
  • Train, supervise, and mentor laboratory assistants, students and lab instructors/lecturers.
  • Order lab equipment, materials, and chemicals; maintain an inventory for equipment, materials and chemicals; process and maintain required budget and records; research available sources for equipment and materials;
  • Coordinate with suppliers and perform related purchasing functions.
  • Oversee laboratory safety policies, training, and enforcement.
  • Maintains thorough knowledge of regulations, and interprets standards, codes, and regulations issued by various governmental bodies; implements programs/policies to maintain compliance and assesses effectiveness; serves as a resource person for chemical safety and health information to University employees; represents University on various health and safety related committees.
  • Ensure that hazardous waste generated on campus is handled and disposed of in accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and local standards.
  • Develops and administers various laboratory safety and related regulatory compliance training programs for University faculty, staff, and students; enforces the utilization of all personal protective equipment.
  • Ensure that Departments develop, maintains, and implement standard operating procedures for the handling and storage of hazardous materials and hazardous waste.


  • Bachelors degree in an appropriate science discipline, preferably in Chemistry or Bio-Chemistry, in addition to one to two years of relevant technical experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.
  • Strong academic background in the specific discipline of assigned lab(s), with

Good technical lab skills

  • Basic Microsoft Office knowledge
  • Good basic administrative and supervisory skills.
  • Good basic teaching and informal advising/coaching skills desirable.
  • Ability to deal effectively with faculty in planning and coordinating labs.