Laboratory Manager

Connecticut, United States
29 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Feb 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 Labs (CRSL) in New Haven. The purpose is to provide meticulous preparation, coordination, and shipment of biological specimens obtained from patients participating in clinical oncology trials. 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 face-paced high-volume daily laboratory operations, directly overseeing and managing 10-14 staff operating out of two physical laboratory locations, and working closely with the Assistant Director for Clinical Research Support Laboratory.

Essential Duties

  1. Supervises the day-to-day activities of support staff.
  2. Assesses and resolves or escalates problems arising within unit.
  3. Assists in the development of policies and procedures in support of unit.
  4. Assists in long-range planning for work unit needs.
  5. Participates in unit budget planning.
  6. Evaluates work requests to determine if they are appropriate to the unit or another area.
  7. Ensures that work flow is organized and staffed for quality efficient completion.
  8. Communicates deadlines and special circumstances to staff.
  9. Maintains equipment and supplies for unit.
  10. Completes evaluations of direct report employees.
  11. Interacts with University personnel to define work assignments and requirements, communicate progress of work, and plan and coordinate projects.
  12. Interacts with external sources to coordinate work necessary to fulfill projects, keep abreast of new products and technologies, or arrange for subcontractors.
  13. Supervises a staff of exempt and non-exempt employees.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Minimum requirement of Bachelor’s Degree in related field and three years of related 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, and research staff, and demonstrated ability to supervise and manage lab staff. Ability to manage change, boost employee morale and productivity, and to build trust.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Strong analytic and critical thinking skills. 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 lab, preferably 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.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Strong computer skills including intermediate proficiency with MS Office specifically Word, Excel, Powerpoint; knowledge with or ability to learn additional software including OnCore and EPIC.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Masters degree in science or related health field or medical technology degree. Previous clinical trials experience and/or experience in an oncology setting. Experience working with both unionized and non-unionized staff.

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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