Laboratory Manager

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Connecticut, United States
30 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
29 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Clinical Research Support Laboratory, the Laboratory Manager will support the Clinical Research Support Laboratory (CRSL) in Hartford, CT at the Smilow Care Center at St. Francis Hospital. The position will require traveling as needed to other CRSL locations, such as New Haven and North Haven, particularly initially, as well as completing Trinity Health of New England (THONE) health system on-boarding.

The purpose of this role is to provide meticulous preparation, coordination, and shipment of biological specimens obtained from patients participating in clinical oncology trials conducted at St. Francis. This position requires comprehending and following protocols for a large number of clinical studies with a high degree of accuracy. Responsibilities include oversight of the daily laboratory operations, working closely with the larger CRSL operation, the St. Francis Clinical Trials Office (CTO) research staff, as well as the THONE operations team. This position will also directly oversee and manage one or more lab technicians as the program grows.

Essential Duties

  1. Recommends the design and implementation of procedures and protocols under the direction of a higher-level authority.
  2. Investigates, analyzes, and reaches preliminary scientific conclusions related to research planning
  3. Ensures data results are compiled, analyzed, and presented properly.
  4. Analyzes, develops and interprets scientific results. Maintains clear documentation of results. Prepares scientific reports and papers for research proposals and published reports.
  5. Performs independent research and laboratory techniques and participates in experimental research planning.
  6. Interacts with internal contacts including the PI, research assistants, graduate students, Radiation Safety and Biological Safety officers, and Animal Care personnel to discuss and evaluate research results and to ensure the smooth and safe operation of the laboratory.
  7. Interacts with external contacts such as researchers at other institutions, staff at biotechnology and reagents companies to consult on research methods and to keep abreast of product information and developments.
  8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in a scientific discipline and one year experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to relay information to/obtain information from internal Yale staff as well as external study staff, including physicians, research staff, and study sponsors.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Strong analytic and critical thinking skills. Proven ability to comprehend complex clinical trial laboratory manuals and associated materials and protocols with a demonstrated ability to extract relevant information.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated knowledge of medical and laboratory terminology. Proven ability to work in a laboratory, preferably in a BSL-2 laboratory. Ability to travel to different laboratory locations and to transport laboratory supplies and specimens via motor vehicle to other sites; a valid driver’s license and the ability to use of one's own motor vehicle is required.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Excellent time management and organizational skills. Ability to meet daily deadlines while handling multiple projects. Ability to travel to New Haven or North Haven for occasional meetings.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Strong computer skills including experience with MS Office. Experience with or ability to learn additional software including OnCore and EPIC.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Master's degree in science or related health field or medical technology degree. Previous supervisory or managerial experience, particularly in a laboratory setting. Previous clinical trials experience and/or experience in an oncology setting.

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift 30 pounds. Ability to walk up to a mile throughout the facility to retrieve supplies and patient specimens.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


Drug Screen


Health Screening


Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Additional Background or Health Screening Requirements

Selected incumbent must have successful completion of a DMV check, a valid driver’s license and a car available.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:


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