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University of Utah Manager, Laboratory in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 03/29/2021

Requisition Number PRN25672B

Job Title Manager, Laboratory

Working Title Manager, Laboratory

Job Grade G

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00870 - Ophthalmology-Research

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $65,000 to $90,000

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

Under minimal supervision, responsible for planning, organizing, directing and/or controlling all aspects pertaining to laboratory functions of assigned department’s internal and external customer service, staffing and financial management operations pertaining to areas including (but not limited to) specimen maintenance, data collection, process management, standard operating procedure development and adherence, and outcomes monitoring. Acts as a catalyst between the department and its customers and staff to ensure continuity and quality of service and care.

This position is considered Category IIA : Not required on campus and has the ability to telework remotely for the duration of the University of Utah’s response to COVID -19. An employee hired into this role will be responsible for providing space, telephone, printing, networking and/or internet capabilities at the telecommute location and agree to the terms of the University of Utah campus and Health Academics COVID -19 Telecommuting Agreement.


Essential Functions

1.Forecasts, develops and implements policies and procedures in the areas of customer service, staffing and budgetary goals and objectives that are consistent with University of Utah’s policies.

2.Markets and promotes new and existing programs and services to internal and external customers.

3.Participates in University-wide committees to establish customer service standards and administrative plans and policies.

4.Facilitates cooperative and collaborative community and institutional relationships.

5.Ensures customer satisfaction by analyzing complaints, concerns and suggestions and providing appropriate follow-through.

6.Develops departmental strategies consistent with the assigned department’s continuous quality improvement program.

7.Ensures competency of staff through the development and/or presentation of educational programs and through on going staff performance evaluations.

Primary Responsibilities

1.Work with principal investigators (PIs) and the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee ( IACUC ) to develop, update, amend, and renew the necessary animal protocols.

2.Work with the PIs on finalizing individual study protocols and budgets and collect all necessary signatures/approvals.

3.Work with the Office of Sponsored Projects ( OSP ) to develop the necessary master agreements and task orders between the study sponsors and the University (contract research studies).

4.Issue and keep track of the appropriate study invoices.

5.Schedule all necessary training, and maintain all necessary training files of all laboratory personnel (PIs, fellows, technicians…).

6.Address all issues raised by the Quality Assurance (QA) staff regarding research activities in the laboratory, including but not limited to assistance in developing and revising all necessary Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), update of master study schedules and sponsor codes, appropriate archiving of raw data.

7.Coordinate with PIs and the Office of Comparative Medicine ( OCM ) for the scheduling of in vivo study procedures, obtain all necessary vivarium visitor forms, and training documentation.

8.Work with laboratory personnel, finance division at Moran, and the OCM to order all necessary supplies and animals for in vivo studies.

Problem Solving

Often selects from a predetermined list of alternatives and sometimes recommends or changes policy and procedure based upon amount of discretion given by department. Problems would be referred to superior based upon predetermined guidelines set by the department.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: The John A. Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah is committed to promote and maintain a welcoming, safe, and equitable workplace for every individual regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ability, socioeconomic status, veteran status, size, national origin, primary language, and religion (https://healthcare.utah.edu/moran/equity-diversity-inclusion.php).

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related area of assignment or equivalency 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.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.