Employment Opportunities

Laboratory Manager
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In-depth knowledge and skills in laboratory settings with technical experience in reagent preparation, chemical techniques, development and promotion of safety culture, laboratory safety, chemical safety and storage and hazardous waste disposal. Competent in working with chemicals to include chemical ordering, receipt, classification, use, storage and disposal in compliance with regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities

The position brings together managerial skills and knowledge of safety and lab procedures to ensure that laboratories operate smoothly. Support and facilitate daily lab activities. Managerial duties generally include preparation of labs and maintaining security of chemicals and equipment. Track and maintain key inventories. Collaborate with faculty members in designing and implementing lab activities. Report regularly to Chair on Discretionary Fund. Provide assistance with the University/School of Science tax-free alcohol program. Review building needs and act a liaison to University Building Services for upkeep and maintenance. Serve as a representative to the Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher EducationEnvironmental Health and Safety Program Managers Committee. Serve on Ad-Hoc and Departmental Committees to include, but not limited to Departmental Hospitality Committee. Conducting chemical safety training for faculty and staff, maintaining computer updates and software installation for the department, and maintaining instrumentation. Preparing teaching materials for laboratory instruction. Ensuring laboratory safety in teaching and research laboratories.


A bachelor's degree in Chemistry or a laboratory-related area required and several years of experience are recommended. Training in DOT/RCRA and OSHA Lab standard is also recommended. Working knowledge of lab instrumentation and techniques is highly advantageous.


Strong analytical and problem-solving skills are required. Ability to work independently and in a team environment.Ability to keep accurate records. Ability to operate standard laboratory and office equipment. Computer skills and proficiency with MS Office Suite. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact with a diverse and international population. Demonstrate organizational and prioritization skills, along with the ability to work in a dynamic environment and to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either via email atHROffice@hamptonu.eduor fax to (757) 727-5969:

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

**No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

**As a condition of employment, Hampton University requires all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless you submit and are approved for a medically contraindicated exemption or religious exemption.

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