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Laboratory Manager

Washington State University
Washington, DC
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May 15, 2022

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Washington State University Laboratory Manager Pullman , Washington Apply Now
Laboratory Manager Title: 1250-NN - Scientific Laboratory Manager Business Title: Laboratory Manager Additional Titles: Location: Employee Type: Admin. Professional (+) (Fixed Term) Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible Position Details: COVID-19 Vaccine Information: In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions. Summary of Duties: Washington State University announces a Scientific Laboratory Manager position to manage the University Stable Isotope Core Facility. The primary goal of the facility is to provide research support for faculty across the WSU system. The facility contains five ThermoFinnigan stable isotope ratio mass spectrometers including three Delta+ XP, one Delta+, and one Delta V isotope mass spectrometer. The facility also includes a Thermo DSQ GC-MS for compound identification. One of the stable isotope mass spectrometers has eight collectors for simultaneous measurements of carbon dioxide and oxygen, while a second mass spectrometer has eleven collectors for position-specific analysis of nitrogen in nitrous oxide, and for 16O, 17O, 18O, 14N and 15N measurements of nitrate. Peripheral devices attached to the isotope ratio mass spectrometers include elemental analyzers, dual inlets, gas benches, high temperature elemental analyzers (TC/EA), and gas chromatographs for compound-specific isotope analyses. The successful candidate will be able to interact with other research facilities on campus. This includes stable isotope capabilities in the Department of Anthropology, School of the Environment, the USDA ARS station that is home to the Cook Farm Long-Term Agricultural Research (LTAR) site, and scientists associated with the Center for Environmental Research, Education and Outreach (CEREO) ( The successful candidate will report to the Facility Director and will be responsible for: • Day-to-day operations of the WSU Stable Isotope Facility. • Conducting advanced technical laboratory analyses using stable isotope ratio mass spectrometers.Analyze and interpret output from stable isotope mass spectrometers and associated peripheral devices. • Set up, calibrate, operate, monitor performance, troubleshoot, and perform routine maintenance on laboratory equipment and scientific instrumentation. • Supervision and training of scientific staff. • Day-to-day accounting of sample submissions, reporting of results, and working in collaboration with the School of Biological Sciences finance office on billing. • Day-to-day management of the facility budget and allocation of human and financial resources. • Day-to-day management of the laboratory information management system database.Training staff on use of this database. • Development and implementation of policies and procedures for laboratory sa
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