Senior Laboratory Manager, University of The Bahamas

Name of Company / Institution:

University of The Bahamas

Work Location:

P.O. Box N-4912 University Drive, Nassau, Bahamas

Company Brief Description:

The Small Island Sustainability Research Complex is comprised of approximately 12,000 square feet of research, teaching and office spaces. There are six laboratories dedicated to sustainability science research in chemical and environmental analysis; plant, soil and water sciences; laser, optical and atmospheric sciences; natural products research and development; spatial visualization and remote sensing; and plant biotechnology. Several of the laboratories at the SISRC will utilize a shared services model and will provide testing and development services for external customers.The SISRC is in the early stages of development and requires an experienced manager with a track record of working through the inevitable challenges that come with establishing a world class research and testing facility.

The University of The Bahamas (UB) is a vital catalyst for national development. Chartered on 10th November 2016, UB had its genesis in The College of The Bahamas which was established in 1974. Since 1995, the institution’s academic offerings have expanded through the introduction of baccalaureate degree programmes offered across a broad range of approximately 60 majors. Master’s degree programmes have included an MBA and an MSc in Reading and Inclusive Education as well as graduate degree programmes offered in collaboration with various US universities. UB operates from the Oakes Field Campus and the Grosvenor Close Centre in New Providence; UB-North in Grand Bahama; and the Gerace Research Facility in San Salvador. Additional sites are planned for throughout the archipelago

Job Title:

Senior Laboratory Manager

Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the installation, operation and maintenance of analytical chemistry equipment such as ICP-MS, GC-MS and HPLC as well as support systems for gas handling, vacuum and cooling;
  • Establish procedures, protocols and schedules to facilitate the smooth operation of the laboratory for the benefit of external and internal customers;
  • Develop a safety management plan inclusive of chemical storage and disposal;
  • Work with the laboratory director to hire, train, supervise and evaluate laboratory personnel;
  • Support the work of the scientific research or testing team. This may include method development and instrument customization;
  • Troubleshoot and perform or oversee repairs on mechanical, electrical and electronics equipment;
  • Implement systems to track purchases and inventory of equipment, supplies and consumables;
  • Assist the executive director in ensuring laboratories that the obtain the relevant accreditation(s) and the appropriate ISO standard(s);
  • Prepare technical reports related to laboratory performance with a focus on continuous improvement, safety and financial sustainability;
  • Perform other relevant duties as needed;
  • This description is a summary and is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time according to business and technical needs.

Job Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a science or engineering discipline;
  • Minimum of eight years working in a laboratory environment as a manager;
  • Proficiency with standard software for office related and technical tasks;
  • Experience with research-based laboratory management;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with all levels of faculty, staff, students and external clients;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication, and organizational skills; and proficiency in Microsoft Office programmes;
  • Materials should be submitted electronically, attention Office of Academic Affairs, University of The Bahamas via e-mail at carlton.watson@ub.edu.bs  by 27th May 2022;
  • Send all documents together, including: (a) Cover letter describing the candidate’s suitability for the position; (b) Copies of academic qualifications; (c) Up‐to‐date transcripts; (d) Up‐to‐date curriculum vitae, including details of experience; (i) Three name of references and complete application form found at http://www.ub.edu.bs/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Application-for-Employment-Staff.pdf
Type of Employment:Full-time
Available Slots:1
Monthly Salary Range:

Contact Person / Details:

Carlton Watson
+ 1 242 424 2354
carlton.watson@ub.edu.bs
www.ub.edu.bs

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