Laboratory Manager Job Openings - 130 Jobs

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    $50,773

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    Lab Coordinator
    Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    Ashburn, VA

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    $49,720

    Production Lab Technician (Electronics)
    Curtiss-Wright Corporation

    Ashburn, VA

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    $49,720

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    Production Lab Technician (Electronics)
    Curtiss Wright

    Ashburn, VA

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    $77,626

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    Community General Manager
    Firstservice Residential

    Ashburn, VA

  • Estimated Salary

    $42,131

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    Front Desk Manager
    WTS International

    Ashburn, VA

Laboratory Manager Jobs

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$68,877

  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Getting Information
  • Analyzing Data or Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Make Decisions

What does a Laboratory Manager do

A Laboratory Manager is responsible for planning and implementing the overall laboratory policies, procedures, and services for a unit and/or shift. They also maintain medical laboratory staff through recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees.

how to become a Laboratory Manager

Natural sciences managers usually advance to management positions after years of employment as scientists. Natural sciences managers typically have a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or Ph.D. in a scientific discipline or a related field, such as engineering. Some managers may find it helpful to have an advanced management degree—for example, a Professional Science Master’s (PSM) degree, a Master of Business Administration (MBA), or a Master of Public Administration (MPA).

Education

Natural sciences managers typically begin their careers as scientists; therefore, most have a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or Ph.D. in a scientific discipline or a closely related field, such as engineering. Scientific and technical knowledge is essential for managers because they must be able to understand the work of their subordinates and provide technical assistance when needed. 

Natural sciences managers who are interested in acquiring postsecondary education in management should be able to find master’s degree or Ph.D. programs in a natural science that incorporate business management courses. A relatively new type of degree, called the Professional Science Master’s (PSM), blends advanced training in a particular science field with business skills, such as communications and program management, and policy. Those interested in acquiring general management skills may pursue a Master of Business Administration (MBA) or a Master of Public Administration (MPA). Some natural sciences managers will have studied psychology or some other management-related field to enter this occupation.

Sciences managers must continually upgrade their knowledge because of the rapid growth of scientific developments.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Natural sciences managers usually advance to management positions after years of employment as scientists. While employed as scientists, they typically are given more responsibility and independence in their work as they gain experience. Eventually, they may lead research teams and have control over the direction and content of projects before being promoted to an administrative position.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Although certification is not typically required to become a natural sciences manager, many relevant certifications are available. These certifications range from those related to specific scientific areas of study or practice, such as laboratory animal management, to general management topics, such as project management, and are useful to natural sciences managers regardless of the organization being managed.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Natural sciences managers must be able to communicate clearly to a variety of audiences, such as scientists, policymakers, and the public. Both written and oral communication are important.

Critical-thinking skills. Natural sciences managers must carefully evaluate the work of others. They must determine if their staff’s methods and results are based on sound science.

Interpersonal skills. Natural sciences managers lead research teams and therefore need to work well with others in order to reach common goals. Managers routinely deal with conflict, which they must be able to turn into positive outcomes for their organization.

Leadership skills. Natural sciences managers must be able to organize, direct, and motivate others. They need to identify the strengths and weaknesses of their workers and create an environment in which the workers can succeed.

Problem-solving skills. Natural sciences managers use scientific observation and analysis to find solutions to complex technical questions.

Time-management skills. Natural sciences managers must be able to do multiple administrative, supervisory, and technical tasks while ensuring that projects remain on schedule.

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Real Laboratory Manager Salaries

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Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Technical Architect Lab Manager Ahead, LLC Chicago, IL Apr 21, 2016 $175,000
Analytics Lab Manager Deloitte LLP Los Angeles, CA Feb 22, 2016 $151,400
Analytics Lab Manager Deloitte LLP Chicago, IL Feb 22, 2016 $151,400
Emc/Rf Compliance Lab Manager Microsoft Corporation Redmond, WA Apr 22, 2016 $137,660
Quality and Lab Manager Secop Inc. Roswell, GA Apr 18, 2016 $137,072
Laboratory Manager Avella of Deer Valley, Inc. Phoenix, AZ Sep 12, 2016 $135,949
Laboratory Manager Avella of Deer Valley, Inc. Phoenix, AZ Apr 19, 2016 $135,949
Associate Crash Lab Manager Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Feb 11, 2015 $135,000 -
$145,000
UCC Laboratory Manager Orange Business Services U.S., Inc. New York, NY Jan 06, 2015 $130,000
Life Science Services Biochemistry Laboratory Manager SGS North America, Inc. Carson, CA Jan 21, 2016 $126,402

Top Skills for a Laboratory Manager

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Top Laboratory Manager Skills

Many of the most in demand skills for laboratory manager jobs include:
  1. LAB Equipment
  2. Safety
  3. Chemistry
Resumes for candidates with the best skills tend to look like this:
  • Maintain lab equipment schedule and utilization tracking report.
  • Certificate for Fire and Safety Program was obtained.
  • Supervised lab technicians and managed Chemistry labs and stockroom with supplies.
  • Developed and optimized analytical methods.
  • Manage cashier duties like collecting money, handling receipts, and customer support Skills Used Customer Service, Hardware and Software Management

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Top Laboratory Manager Employers

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Top 10 Laboratory Manager Employers

Laboratory Manager positions seems to be very popular at Lenscrafters where they currently get hired the most.

Candidates for Laboratory Managers have the most opportunities to get a job at these companies:
  1. University of South Florida
  2. Cornell University
  3. Vanderbilt University
  4. University of Illinois

In total, 10 firms have active employees for Laboratory Manager positions.

Lenscrafters, University of South Florida, Cornell University, Vanderbilt University, University of Illinois, University of Florida, Cryogenic Thermal-Fluids Laboratory, UW, Wal-Mart, Kabul Cluster, Camp Phoenix Afghanistan, University of Maryland

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