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Lab Manager

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
$60,700 - $109,649 Depending on Experience
Closing date
Dec 3, 2023

The newly established Sensory-Perception Laboratory at the University of Utah is seeking a Lab Manager starting in January 2024. The Lab Manager will help in the development and administration of a research program focused on understanding cortical mechanisms of visual processing and perception and how remodeling occurs to compensate for damage or disruption due to diseases of the eye and brain. This is achieved through behavioral, electrophysiological, and anatomical interrogations of the visual system in trained animals and disease models. The role of the Lab Manager is to support the day to day operations of the lab, interface with the university administration to achieve the smooth and efficient investigation of the research goals of the lab, and foster a collaborative and collegial environment for trainees and staff.

The Lab Manager will be responsible for supporting the daily laboratory functions by assisting research staff:

  • Purchasing and maintaining supplies and equipment,
  • Maintaining records
  • Overseeing safety and compliance with university, state, and federal regulations regarding laboratory research and conduct
  • Assisting veterinary staff and helping with animal care
  • Aiding in the training and mentorship of laboratory personnel, and coordinating with university administration
  • This is an in office position


Minimum Qualifications: 

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) and 4 – 6 years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of assigned department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required.

Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.


The Lab Manager will need to coordinate schedules, monitor resource use and anticipate shortfalls, and help research personnel complete their duties.



PRN: PRN36773B


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