Laboratory Manager

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 036899 Department Code 20312-6054 Department Academic Affairs Job Title Laboratory Manager Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours

Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

This position is responsible for working with the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee ( IACUC ) and other regulatory bodies to ensure Institute-wide compliance in protocols, training and methodology. This position is key to assuring the University is compliant with the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care ( AAALAC ) standards, the United States Department of Agriculture ( USDA ), the New York State Department of Health ( NYSDOH ) and the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare ( OLAW ). This position is also responsible for all necessary compliance reports as well as representing the University on inspection visits with representatives from outside agencies such as USDA, NYSDOH and AAALAC .


• Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Veterinary Science, Biology or related field
• At least 5 years of experience in laboratory sciences
• Prior experience working with in an AAALAC -accredited facility
• Staff supervision
• Budgeting experience (expense and revenue projections)
• Strong working knowledge of OLAW, USDA, and AAALAC regulations and standards
• Knowledge of PeopleSoft/ FAB reporting
• American Association for Laboratory Animal Science ( AALAS ) certification

Job Specific Qualifications

• Must possess strong technical, analytical and computer skills:
• Strong working knowledge of electronic animal inventory management systems
• Ability to conduct budget projections
• Ability to conduct workflow analysis
• Ability to learn and help coordinate processes for future implementation of a new electronic IACUC /Animal Management system
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
• Knowledge of PeopleSoft and FAB reporting


Manage and direct the laboratory’s facilities operations and staff:

• Ensure compliance with regulatory and accrediting agencies and institutional policies, assurances, and guidelines.
• Collaborate with veterinarian to ensure physical welfare
• Work closely with other staff (Principal Investigators, Senior Scientific Staff, etc.) to ensure scientific integrity of studies by monitoring studies in progress
• In coordination with the Director and the attending veterinarian, complete annual reports and related documents to relevant agencies OLAW, USDA, AAALAC, and the NYSDOH
• In conjunction with the IACUC, attending veterinarian and the Director develop and update standard operating procedures and policies guidelines, and assure implementation
• Coordinate other facility initiatives and operations to ensure compliance with AAALAC
• Develop creative and innovative solutions for facilities operation challenges
• Track invoices, billing and per diem revenue
• Project LAR budget (expenses vs. revenue) and oversee cost control
• Maintain website

Manage the administrative and operational aspects of the IACUC and Use Committee

• Coordinate and conduct the pre-review of research documents
• Organize IACUC meetings (assure meeting room, attendance of a quorum, etc.)
• Record IACUC meeting minutes and send approved minutes to the institutional official
• Coordinate semi-annual inspections of the animal use areas
• Record and disseminate IACUC decisions to investigators
• Send relevant reminders to investigators
• Conduct protocol and proposal congruency reviews
• Assist in coordinating training of new IACUC members
• Keep current and inform IACUC / ORIP Director of any upcoming changes to regulations or guidelines

Staff supervision

• Supervise animal care staff in the day-to-day operations and activities of the vivarium facility to support research activities, including training records
• Set realistic goals and priorities for staff. Mentor staff in proper procedures, monitor performance, and provide timely feedback to staff relative to performance
• Hold necessary meetings to ensure staff are informed of all necessary obligations

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In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.

The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit

About the Syracuse area

Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members.

Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community

Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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