Senior Laboratory Technologist / Lead

Working within general direction and guidance from the Principal Investigator, the Senior Laboratory Technologist/Lead performs and/or oversees moderately diversified and complex activities within assigned objectives. Decisions made are exceptions to standard practice and exceptions require in-depth analysis. These roles may include lead hand or full supervision of laboratory support staff.

Duties of a Senior Laboratory Technologist/Lead may include, but are not limited to:

  • Managing projects and initiatives
  • Reviewing, determining, and negotiating laboratory/study budgets
  • Overseeing cost recovery/revenue generating services
  • Designing and developing laboratory/study protocols
  • Overseeing and leading laboratory activities
  • Developing and implementing quality assurance procedures
  • Assisting in the development and submission of grant applications (contributing scientific content, researching equipment cost, etc.)
  • Supervising data management processes
  • Developing an evaluation framework for experiments
  • Creating and presenting reports, summaries and publications
  • Liaising with vendors, research partners, industry and government
  • Liaising and collaborating with key stakeholders
  • Supervising/leading laboratory support staff and providing direction and training to graduate students

Note: When assessing the level of positions, the following elements are taken into consideration: the work described; the context in which the work is done; the organizational structure; and comparable positions on campus.