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Date Posted: 03/31/2020

Soka University of America (SUA) seeks a full time Laboratory Manager to manage and maintain our scientific laboratory facilities, implement safety measures, and support instructors in their laboratory teaching. The successful candidate will have experience working with a variety of scientific equipment and procedures and will be flexible enough to support laboratory facilities and instruction across the spectrum of scientific inquiry. The laboratory manager will be responsible for a very wide range of activities in a small but diverse set of laboratories. This position reports to the Laboratory Director.

Necessary duties include but are not limited to:

  • Maintains laboratory equipment and facilities.
  • Implement laboratory safety measures in coordination with the Chemical Hygiene Officer.
  • Keep the facilities orderly and clean.
  • Assists instructors in all areas related to developing and delivering laboratory teaching responsibilities.

Candidates should have:


  • Either a Master’s degree in an appropriate field of science,


  • A Bachelor’s degree with at least two additional years of laboratory management experience.


  • Demonstrate ability to be proactive, independent, highly motivated, collaborative, and dedicated to building and operating an outstanding laboratory environment.
  • Ability to wear and use appropriate protective equipment as necessary.
  • Have clear vision, hearing, and speaking ability.
  • Ability to moderately lift up to 50 pounds as frequently as needed to move objects.
  • Dexterity to perform required lab work including ability to operate lab equipment with body mobility to stoop, kneel, bend, and reach.
  • Ability to work indoors and out with occasional exposure to unpleasant elements such as noise, heat, cold, and/or dust or possible exposure to hazardous chemicals found in a university laboratory setting.
  • Write and manipulate computer keyboard and mouse.
  • High ethical and professional standards.

Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Soka University of America offers a competitive benefits package. Review of applications will begin on April 21st, 2020, and will continue until the position is filled.

Employment is contingent upon the completion of a successful background check.

To apply send a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to:

Human Resources
Re: Laboratory Manager
Soka University of America
1 University Drive
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Fax: (949) 480-4164

Soka University of America is an equal opportunity employer.

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