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Lab Manager, Neuroscience Undergraduate Teaching Lab

Duke University Department of Psychology and Neuroscience
Duke University, Durham
Based on education and experience
Closing date
Dec 8, 2023

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Lab Manager

Duke University Department of Psychology and Neuroscience


Occupational Summary

Coordinate and perform a variety of administrative and technical activities related to preparation, stocking and management of Neuroscience undergraduate teaching laboratory.

 Work Performed

Create and maintain a technical laboratory manual for temporary instructors, teaching assistants and lab preparatory in designated introductory lab courses to provide guidelines for conducting lab exercises, documentation of practical experience, history of technical problems and references to known solutions.

Assist P&N and neuroscience other faculty members with conducting class demonstrations in the teaching laboratory.

Analyze classroom and lab needs; Assist P&N and neuroscience faculty members with developing training modules and hands-on learning exercises to support their courses. 

Organize, order, maintain, and update equipment, computer hardware, software, and consumable supplies as needed.

Provide regularly scheduled data backups to a data server.

Maintain a schedule of operations and assist the Directors of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology and Neuroscience to schedule and administer class demos in the facility.

Run demonstrations of the laboratory for public outreach events.

Provide the raw data and data summaries of demonstrations to faculty and students using data spreadsheets and graphical software.

Ensure compliance of the laboratory facility with all relevant institutional regulations regarding laboratory safety and environmental management.

Assist faculty in preparation of budget projections and recommendations.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.


Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires knowledge of laboratory exercises, techniques and procedures generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree in Neuroscience or a directly related field.


Work requires 5 years of laboratory and/or management experience to acquire skills necessary to develop and implement biological laboratory exercises, supervise and instruct teaching assistants, students and lab personnel, and manage overall operations of the laboratory.





The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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