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Laboratory Manager

Apply now Job no: 499999
Work type: Full-time
Location: Oshkosh Campus
Categories: Non-Instructional Academic Staff

Official Title: Laboratory Manager
Business Title: Laboratory Manager
Employment Class: Academic Staff 
FTE: 1.0
Compensation: Up to $50,000
FLSA Status: Exempt 
Terms of Employment: Fixed Term-Renewable
Position Summary:

Directs the technical activities, operations, planning, and policy development of a lab, including coordinating the activities of multiple, complex projects and staff to ensure quality control and compliance with regulations.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.



  1. Laboratory Duties (60%)

    1. Train new student laboratory assistants and staff. Update training program as needed
    2. Oversee laboratory assistants working in the lab on a day-to-day basis
    3. Schedule student work hours for weekends and special projects
    4. Develop and implement new laboratory policies and procedures
    5. Develop and implement new laboratory methods
    6. Manage ERIC STA certification process through US Composting Council
    7. Serve as Quality Assurance Quality Control officer for the laboratory
    8. Maintain inventory of supplies in the laboratory
    9. Coordinator for laboratory safety and enforcement of safety policies
    10. Update and maintain standard operating procedures for all laboratory tests
    11. Perform routine equipment maintenance


    Reporting and Project management (30%)


    1. Manage ERIC client testing projects and serve as a contact for clients
    2. Assist in development and approve project reports for clients
    3. Schedule analysis of samples to meet project deadlines
    4. Validate lab data


    University Service and Outreach Activities (5%)

    1. Perform laboratory tours for clients and potential students
    2. Assist with mentorships, internships, and job shadowing for high school, technical college, and college students
    3. Attend University committee and information sessions as needed.
  • Bachelors Degree (Biology, Microbiology or related field)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to lead student laboratory assistants
  • Knowledge of laboratory equipment and
  • Laboratory experience in biological and chemical analysis
  • Knowledge of environmental sampling methods.
  • Knowledge of MS Office software applications (e.g. Word, Excel)
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail and task oriented
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Familiarity with environmental laboratory analysis of a wide-range of samples
  • Experience working with a variety of environmental sampling and analysis techniques. 
  • Chemistry and biology laboratory experience.
To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover letter


Contact information for 3 references

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by April 21 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWO Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.


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Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer

All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Reasonable Accommodations

The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, UW Oshkosh will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources, Equal Opportunity, Equity & Affirmative Action, (920) 424-1166 or