University of St. Thomas

Biology Laboratory Manager

Biology Department

The University of St. Thomas (UST), a private Catholic University committed to the liberal arts and the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, located in Houston, Texas, near the vibrant central business district, Texas Medical Center, and museum district, is seeking applicants for a full-time Biology Laboratory Manager in the Biology Department. This position reports directly to the Chair of the Biology Department.



Manage all biology department student workers and teaching assistants including hiring, training, and day-to-day planning.
Set-up and ordering for all the teaching and research laboratories including, but not limited to: general biology, comparative anatomy, anatomy & physiology,
genetics, molecular biology, microbiology, pathogenic microbiology, immunology and cell biology.

Coordinate all ordering and secure supplies for the entire biology department,
including large and small lab equipment, consumables, gas cylinders, clerical items, research supplies, etc.

Keep labs organized, clean and supplied with necessary equipment and
expendable items including clean glassware, gloves, paper towels, etc., as needed on a weekly basis.

Maintain yearly chemical, equipment, consumable, and glassware
Interact with and form working relationships with biology faculty, university staff, and product representatives.
Help train and manage students involved in undergraduate research
Manage departmental ordering and keep track of expenses in coordination with Department Chair and Division Dean.
Coordinate hazardous waste disposal in accordance to EPA regulations and perform a yearly waste stream determination in accordance with EPA standards.
Keep labs clean and safe in accordance to OSHA regulations.

Coordinate lab safety training for students, staff and others using the biology department facilities.
Need to be available to work on some nights and weekends when
Other duties as
Lab manager should have working and technical knowledge of at least the following lab techniques:

Mammalian cell culture
Microbiology media preparation and bacterial culture maintenance
Buffer and solution preparation
Molecular biology techniques such as PCR, cloning,
General lab set up and maintenance of equipment
Light and Fluorescent microscopy (compound and inverted microscopes)
Basic lab instrument repair and maintenance
Handling heavy equipment

Qualifications and Requirements: Minimum Requirements:

Successful applicant must have a Bachelors degree in Biology and have at least 2 years experience working in a scientific lab.
Ability to work well with others (faculty, staff and students)
Ability to critically analyze and problem solve
Laboratory safety expertise
Preferred experience

Demonstrated managerial experience
Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple projects
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a team
Demonstrated knowledge of EPA and OSHA safety compliance

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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About University of St. Thomas

Company Mission:

Our founding was inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, a 2,000-year-old practice of uniting faith and reason to explore the world. As a Catholic university, we develop future leaders of all faiths looking to make a positive impact on the world. And, we are the only academic institution in Minnesota to be designated a “Changemaker Campus,” meaning social innovation, entrepreneurship and caring for the common good are built into everything we do. Our three campuses in St. Paul, downtown Minneapolis and Rome, Italy, offer unique learning and living opportunities.


Full time benefit eligible position including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, vacation, retirement 403b plan, and tuition remission