Laboratory Manager

Suva, Fiji
16 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Institute of Applied Sciences

The Opportunity

The University is seeking a Laboratory Manager to join the Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) to manage the laboratory services of IAS and to support the Director in effecting the Institute’s vision and mission.
The appointee will be expected to provide leadership in ensuring the overall safety of the laboratory and is responsible for managing the daily operations of the laboratory. She/he will take responsibility for all aspects of the laboratory, including compliance with all national/international regulations. As part of this role the incumbent is also expected to review research protocols of internal and external research groups in an effort to stay abreast as to what research projects are occurring in the lab at any given time. The position holder must also update and maintain the Lab Safety Plan/Manual and the SDS Manual and accompany the auditors during Lab Inspections.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

  • A Master’s of Science in Chemistry and/or Biology fields;
  • Significant experience in laboratory work, including task and staff management;
  • Experience in managing processes, presenting technical information, management proficiency, equipment maintenance, and training, analysing information, informing clients, quality focus, lab testing and technical understanding;
  • Experience in risk assessment, knowledge and experience with monitoring and testing of persistent organic pollutants and publications in the field of analytical chemistry, environmental health and innovation;
  • Familiarity with the regulatory requirements specific to the lab and ensures all users are in compliance with those standards.
  • Preference will be given to applicants with:
  • A PhD in Chemistry;
  • Work experience in the Pacific region.


The position is available for a term of 3 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary Range: Level 3    FJ $66, 521 to FJ $74,006 per annum

Enquiries: Dr Johann Poinapen; tel.: (679) 323 2992; email:

Closing date for applications: 11 November 2018

How to Apply

Candidates may use the University’s online E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at Manual and emailed applications are no longer accepted. Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email: or

Please also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, academic transcript and names of three referees, one of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.