Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Scientific Building Manager

Job Number: 65422

Location: Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA, US

Job Description

Position Description

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to fill the role of Laboratory Building Operations Manager at our state-of-the-art Delbruck Building facility. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing and managing laboratory building-related operations, ensuring the seamless functioning of essential processes that drive our scientific research endeavors.


Position Responsibilities

As the Laboratory Building Operations Manager, you will play a vital role in maintaining the efficiency and functionality of our laboratory environment. Your key responsibilities will include:

Checking and maintaining incubators, cold rooms, boilers, and autoclaves to ensure proper operation.
Collecting, washing, sterilizing, and restocking dirty glassware from all labs.
Keeping communal areas such as the kitchen, hallways, and cabinets clean and organized.
Calibrating pH meters and balances to uphold accurate measurements.
Monitoring and managing soil waste disposal cans and DI water supplies.
Creating and managing common media, plates, antibiotics, buffers, and DI water bottles used by lab staff.
Regularly assessing common supply shelves and restocking as necessary, involving communication with suppliers and procurement activities.
Coordinating timely disposal of soil, delivery of liquid nitrogen, and dry ice.
Initiating work orders for building maintenance and repair.
Conducting research and facilitating the procurement of laboratory equipment, including capital budget items, in collaboration with facilities, equipment services, and lab staff.

Position Requirements


Bachelor’s degree in a scientific field, or an equivalent amount of laboratory experience.


Several years of proven experience working in a scientific laboratory, with a strong background in media preparation.


General knowledge of scientific equipment and laboratory operations.
Proficiency in media preparation techniques.
Strong organizational and time-management skills to handle multiple tasks efficiently.
Excellent interpersonal skills for effective collaboration with team members and external partners.
Ability to troubleshoot equipment problems and determine appropriate solutions.
Quick and efficient responsiveness to user needs.
Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel for documentation and data management.

Supplemental Information

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned biomedical research institution in New York. It has shaped contemporary biomedical research and is the home of eight Nobel Prize laureates. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory provides a highly dynamic and interactive research environment and also a unique opportunity of timely exposure to advances in various biomedical research fields and of interaction with a broad range of researchers from all over the world through its renowned Meetings and Courses program. We believe that science is for everyone. We have had researchers with a variety of backgrounds and believe in the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Compensation and Benefits
Our employees are compensated in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our CSHL Benefits sites to learn more.
We strongly encourage you to be vaccinated against COVID-19 however; it is not a requirement for employment.
CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Application Deadline: 2024-03-08


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