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Lab Operations Manager

Apply now Job no: 508702
Position Type: Staff
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: Provost’s Office

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


The Lab Operations Manager, ISEC assists with activities and equipment associated with core research facilities in the ISEC; facilitates certification and maintenance of safety equipment; assists PIs and departments with ensuring training for personnel seeking access to laboratory and equipment; serves as a liaison with University Department of Environmental Health & Safety, assisting PIs and departments with ensuring laboratory and core facilities meet safety and regulatory standards; serves as a liaison with University Facilities Division to assist with maintaining laboratory and core facility spaces; works with service technicians for scheduling of maintenance and repairs.


Both a Master's degree and at 6 years of experience working in academic laboratory operations in a shared laboratory setting are required, with experience with core lab facilities preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills are required together with excellent computer skills including Windows, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook). Ability to work well with others, strong organizational skills, decision making and a problem-solving mindset required. Knowledge of, and experience with, the culture of research and administrative systems of Northeastern University strongly preferred.


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Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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