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Laboratory Services Supervisor--Minneapolis

  • 1.  Laboratory Services Supervisor--Minneapolis

    Posted 04-13-2022 07:04

    The Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute has a current opening for a Laboratory Services Supervisor to support the pre-clinical research being conducted at HHS' Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute located in downtown Minneapolis on the HCMC campus.

    Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.


    Acts as a liaison between research staff, administration, and internal/external vendors to ensure the safe and smooth operation of HHRI's basic research laboratories, including equipment. laboratory instrumentation, and related facility issues. Has a working knowledge of and supports and enables laboratory functions, compliance and safety standards.. Participates in and coordination of operating committee meetings. Performs variety of administrative functions.


    • Acts as a liaison between research staff, administration, and internal/external vendors to ensure the safe and smooth operation of HHRI's clinical and pre-clinical research laboratories.
      • Ensures needs are communicated appropriately, and in a timely manner
      • Liaison with HHS radiation safety officer
      • Ensures adherence to lab standards and practices to maximize safety and operational effectiveness. Manages various laboratory inventories, manages and maintains supplies, lab ware, instruments, and equipment.
      • Primary focus is on common areas and common resources, however, ad hoc novice/administrative support for individual laboratories with regard to equipment and materials may be requested and is expected when necessary for safety and institutional compliance concerns.
    • Serves as a resource for laboratory personnel
      • Provide training and guidance for the use of shared and common equipment (i.e. Autoclave, freezer, etc)
      • Provide guidance and contact information and procedures for shared institutional lab related vendors
    • Ensures compliance, safety standards, and institutional policies are followed.
      • Coordinates annual safety re-training for research staff
      • Coordinates annual Allergen survey for lab personnel
      • Monitors adherence to established safety policies
      • Ensures compliance with federal guidelines
      • Maintains safety manuals
      • Maintains Laboratory safety inventories
      • Maintains chemical inventory
      • Maintains equipment inventories
      • Maintains freezer inventories
      • Ensures appropriate documentation is updated/maintained on a continual basis
      • Arranges for annual hood recertification
    • Participates in and coordinates various operating committee meetings
      • Serves on various lab related committees
      • Plans agendas
      • Takes minutes
      • Coordinates and disseminates information.
      • Coordinates lab staff and volunteers for back-up coverage and special functions (i.e., Radiation Safety, etc.)
    • Performs a variety of administrative functions.
      • Manages laboratory budget
      • Coordinates lab and/or office vacating process
        • Performs final walk-through
        • Disposal/disbursement of equipment, chemicals, furniture
      • Ensures proper functioning and as necessary arranges for repair of all lab equipment, instrumentation, and facility services
      • Ensures smooth functioning of daily work flow



    Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. Typical qualifications would be a baccalaureate degree and two (2) years related experience, or a total of seven (7) years related experience to include 3-5 years' experience with basic laboratory functions, Biosafety issues, and chemical hazards.

    Skill, Knowledge & Ability (SKA):

    Basic knowledge of laboratory procedures, standard equipment functions, operating parameters, and maintenance requirements. Requires interaction with a diverse population. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with Biosafety issues and chemical hazards. Must possess strong interpersonal communication skills. Ability to take the initiative, prioritize, organize, and coordinate a variety of functions. Displays high standards of attendance, punctuality, maintains confidentiality, and manages time effectively.


    AA/EOE of Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities

    Carey Nadeau
    Director of Operations
    Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute