Hesperos, Inc. Laboratory Manager Orlando, FL · Full time

Overview: The Laboratory Manager role will coordinate laboratory activities, communications, and operations while providing support to the Hybrid Systems Lab its activities and collaborations with Hesperos, Inc. As a lab manager, you will combine managerial skills and knowledge of safety and lab procedures to ensure that the laboratory always operates smoothly.

Description

Hesperos, Inc. is partnering with the Hybrid Systems Lab at UCF to attract and recruit talent to help foster our dynamic collaboration.



Title: Laboratory Manager

Job type:   Full time

Location: Hybrid Systems Lab at the University of Central Florida and manage interactions with Hesperos, Inc. in Orlando.

Overview: The Laboratory Manager role will coordinate laboratory activities, communications, and operations while providing support to the Hybrid Systems Lab its activities and collaborations with Hesperos, Inc. As a lab manager, you will combine managerial skills and knowledge of safety and lab procedures to ensure that the laboratory always operates smoothly.


       

About You


You are highly organized and detail-oriented.

You like to work independently but enjoy team interaction, sharing expertise and experience as we collectively work towards the best solution possible in every context.

You are positive, optimistic, and outgoing.

You are curious, love learning, and adaptable to evolving opportunities of a rapidly growing company.



What You’ll Do


Below is an example of the various functions you will be responsible for in this role:




Management


Ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements

Update lab safety plan and Safety Data Sheets as needed.

Conduct safety inspections as needed.

Coordinate maintenance and repairs of laboratory equipment.

Work with the laboratory heads to maintain an accurate record of equipment training, lab protocol training, and safety training.

Enforcing policies around personal protective equipment

Work with the finance department to ensure expenses are recorded accurately.



General Facilities Duties


Walk the facility each morning to check for issues. Specific items to check (though this list is not comprehensive) include:

Nitrogen tanks in the labs are full (and initiate re-order as needed)

Ensure liquid nitrogen levels are at appropriate levels.

Ensure gas bottles are full (and coordinate to order more as needed)

Ensure freezers are at appropriate temperatures.

All doors and windows appear to be locked and intact.

Act as the emergency contact for building alarms. This includes being on call should an alarm go off. While this event is unlikely, part of this role includes being on call (or coordinating a backup) in the event one does occur.

Monitor preventative maintenance tasks and distribute as appropriate.


Oversee the following tasks are completed:

Bio-waste is removed from labs (as full). Coordinate for pickup.

Remove sticky mats in each lab (M, W, F)

Check and add water to incubators.

Put 1 cup of hot water in all open drains in labs (Weekly, Friday)

Check all lab sinks run hot and cold water (Weekly, Friday)

Act as liaison for any building construction projects that take place.



Equipment Maintenance:


Manage routine equipment maintenance schedule coordinating with Office Administrator for scheduling service.

Maintain records of equipment warranties and history

Perform or coordinate equipment repair.



Safety & Compliance:


Maintain compliance (and active certifications) required for lab operations. This currently includes but is not limited to DEA, Biohazard waste.

Ensure all new MSDS are added to the electronic system, as needed.

Coordinates lab safety training with EHS



Inventory


Oversee monthly (or semi-monthly) inventory checks are completed for:

PDMS Gaskets and Chambers

Plating barriers

Screw inventory

Cantilever and CMEA chip status.

Dry goods inventory

Handle all purchase requests.

Follow up with all items ordered but not delivered by their expected lead time.



Minimum Position Requirements


Education & Experience


Bachelor’s Degree (BA or BS)

At least 2 years of leadership experience



Interpersonal skills


Exceptional communication skills, writing skills.

Positive, optimistic demeanor with high integrity

Strong relationship-building skills

Technical Skills

Highly proficient in Microsoft Office - particularly Excel and PowerPoint

Familiarity with Google’s Office equivalents (Sheets, Slides, Docs)

Proficiency with inventory management systems



Preferred Skills & Experience though not required.


>1 year of Laboratory Management experience

Bachelor’s Degree in STEM-related field

Technical writing experience

Google Analytics



Additional Questions

How many years of relevant experience do you have?


UCF is dedicated to fostering the well-being and development of our employees. Our comprehensive benefits package includes various options such as medical, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plans, paid leave, an employee assistance program, and tuition waivers. This commitment to our team has earned us recognition from the Orlando Sentinel as one of the Top 100 Companies for Working Families in Central Florida.

Salary

$46,000 - $70,000 per year