Laboratory Manager

Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Ref: LP269-42
Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research

The Role

The Role

The Lab Manager oversees the operation and maintenance of the engineering laboratories of Abu Dhabi and Sharjah campuses to ensure exceptional laboratory services to the faculty and students of the College of Engineering and its related researchers. Work also includes supervising laboratory staff, developing policies and procedures in accordance with policies and regulatory requirements and providing technical laboratory expertise.

Duties and Responsibilities include:

* Works closely with the Dean of the College of Engineering, Heads of Departments and faculty for the design and set up of new laboratories for the College of Engineering.

* Confers with Heads of Departments and faculty periodically to assess and acquire new laboratory equipments as per purchase priorities and budgetary allowances.

* Provides technical laboratory expertise and support to faculty and researchers by reviewing research proposals and providing recommendations on feasibility, design and pricing of research labs and related equipments.

* Coordinates and controls inventory of laboratory equipments, instruments and supplies for the engineering labs; identifies and recommends suitable vendors, negotiates prices and coordinates with Finance and Administration Department to procure approved equipments, ensures vendor contacts and purchase documentation files are maintained for reference or reporting, as needed.

* Oversees the daily operations of the engineering labs in close coordination with the Lab Engineers, including planning and allocating of laboratory staff, equipment and laboratory spaces according to scheduled instructional and research projects, supervising the lab staff to ensure efficient lab services are provided to faculty, students and researchers.

* Oversees the maintenance of laboratory equipments and instruments of the engineering laboratories, ensures all necessary repairs are promptly carried out by appropriate service personnel.

* Develops policies and operating procedures for overall organization, cleanliness and safety of laboratories and associated instruments in accordance to health and safety standards and regulatory requirements; ensures laboratory instructors and laboratory users are trained for safety procedures and established standards are complied with.

* Oversees training of faculty, students and researchers in application and use of new equipment.
Works closely with faculty and leads the laboratory teams to design and develop laboratory experiments, implement and evaluate the laboratory experiments to determine feasibility and effectiveness.

* Develops the annual budget for the engineering labs, using historical data and projections, for the Deanís review. Assists in budget administration and expense tracking.

* Leads the hiring and orientation of new staff for the engineering laboratories; manages supervised staff by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising performance; coaching, counseling, and disciplining them when necessary.
Performs other similar or related duties as and when assigned by the direct manager.



* Bachelorís degree in relevant subject from an accredited or recognized institution.

* Minimum of Eight (8) years of specialized, progressively responsible experience in labs, preferably in a Research University.

About the Company

About the Company

Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research is an independent, non-profit coeducational institution, dedicated to the advancement of learning through teaching and research and to the discovery and application of knowledge. It pursues international recognition as a world class research university, with a strong tradition of inter-disciplinary teaching and research and of partnering with leading universities around the world.

The University endeavours to serve the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE society, the region and the world by providing an environment of creative enquiry within which critical thinking, human values, technical competence and practical and social skills, business acumen and a capability for lifetime learning are cultivated and sustained. It sets itself high standards in providing a caring, rewarding and enriching environment for all of its students and staff. It ensures that its graduates, on entering the workplace, form a superlative cadre of engineers, technologists and scientists, capable of making major contributions to the current and future sectors of UAE industry and society as leaders and innovators.
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