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Lab Manager

Biological Sciences, Rose Hill

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Hybrid Policy:       

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.


Position Summary

Reporting to the Department Chair, the Lab Manager is responsible for coordinating and managing the instructional labs in the Department of Biological Sciences.


The position may include some weekday evenings and Saturdays.


Essential Functions        

Responsible for the smooth operation of biology lab sections (FCRH and PCS). These include labs in such courses as Introductory Biology, Microbiology, Genetics, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Ecology.
Assists to supervise graduate student lab assistants and instructors, and support faculty lab instructors. Facilitates and supports student learning and instructor teaching.
Helps to set up and prepare labs.
Assists to maintain consistent inventory of lab supplies, organize, and occasionally place supply orders as needed.
Helps run weekly lab preparatory meetings for Introductory Biology lab courses.
Assists maintain a safe working environment and enforce all safety policies.
Helps to list, maintain, and properly dispose of chemical inventory.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Management Responsibilities  

Not responsible for supervision or oversight of others.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Life Science or a related field
Lab research experience and teaching or teaching assistant experience desirable
General computer experience- ability to work with documents and spreadsheets

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Excellent organizational skills; attention to detail and accuracy
Excellent judgment, diplomacy, and discretion necessary in handling confidential and/or sensitive materials
Good at solving problems and dealing with emergencies
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

M.S. or other advanced degree
Lab research experience and teaching or teaching assistant experience

Minimum Starting Salary: $62,400


Maximum Starting Salary: $77,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.







Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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