Laboratory Manager

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Job Description Summary:

The physical infrastructure of modern civilization is conceived and realized by civil and environmental engineers, and the George Washington University’s department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) contributes to these advances and improvements in our infrastructure through a wide range of research activities. Please visit for more information.

Under general guidance of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Laboratory Manager coordinates and organizes the activities in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) laboratories, particularly those in the high bay structural laboratory within the Science and Engineering Hall.

The key responsibilities include:

Oversees experimental procedures including setup, application of loads, instrumentation, data acquisition, analyses, and cleanup.

Identifies needs, researches and procures laboratory equipment as needed.

Maintains and supervises general working order of lab equipment including repairs, and calibration.

Establishes and implements proper specimen and chemical handling, disposal and storage.

Manages supply inventory and procurement, management of access, labeling and recordkeeping.

Maintains safety training organization and documentation at the high bay structures and concrete mixing laboratories.

Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a BA/BS in a related discipline plus 5 years of relevant professional experience or, a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study plus 3 years of relevant professional experience. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

1. Working knowledge and experience with the use of data acquisition and data processing software (e.g., Lab view, Matlab)
to acquire and process digital signals from instrumentation and data acquisition systems.
2. Experience with the use of hydraulic rams and actuators for structural testing.
3. Working knowledge and experience to operate overhead cranes, pallet jacks, forklifts, pumps, electric and gas motors, and scissors lifts


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Laboratory Support Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 3 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9AM-6PM Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000452 Job Open Date: 03/06/2018 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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    Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter
    Optional Documents
    1. Names and Contact Information for References





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    Job No:
    Posted: 3/7/2018
    Application Due: 3/21/2018
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