Manager of Research Labs

  • Philadelphia Pa
  • 03/12/2023
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About Drexel

Located in the heart of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Drexel University is a world-class, comprehensive R1 research institution and a global leader in experiential education. Serving as the cornerstone of experiential learning at Drexel, our renowned cooperative education program, also known as co-op, enables students to gain up to 18 months of work experience and build an impressive résumé before they graduate that will set them apart from their peers. For more than 100 years, Drexel co-op has positioned students to learn directly from the experts and visionaries shaping the professional world. Our program partners with more than 1,700 employers from around the globe, ranging from Fortune 500 companies and emerging startups to innovative nonprofits and government agencies.  

In addition, Drexel has committed to becoming the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics. Drexel supports engagement along three dimensions: research and academic programs that directly benefit communities, public service by students, faculty and staff, and business practices that support equitable local and regional economic development. Drexel’s engagement is long-term and multigenerational, and is fundamental to the University’s mission, heritage, and future.

Job Summary

Drexel University School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems is looking for a full time Manager of Research Labs to start immediately. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Research and works directly with Faculty, Research Staff, and students. This position is considered to be Essential Personnel and as such must be occasionally available and able to respond off hours or as directed by the Director of Environmental Compliance.

Essential Functions

  • Purchase, maintain, calibrate, and repair laboratory equipment
  • Know and implement all preventive maintenance requirements of the lab equipment, such as Incubators, freezers, cold boxes, etc
  • Keep track when faculty, staff, and students need to borrow School resources and equipment
  • Assist Faculty, Students and Research Staff in logistics of moving large and sensitive equipment.
  • Keep an inventory of all School lab equipment and be the custodian of capital equipment to report location and condition for annual University Asset Management Survey
  • Coordinate with central shipping and receiving the delivery and placement of large lab equipment or supplies
  • Create and track work requests on central facilities system for maintenance and repair of building systems (HVAC, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, custodial, movers, etc.)
  • Work with Faculty when renovations are required and coordinate with central Facilities team
  • Work with the Dean and Associate Dean of Research on space planning and renovations. Keep detailed track of office and lab spaces assigned to Faculty and Research Staff and enter required data into central Facilities Management System

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in an Engineering or technology discipline
  • Experience not required

Preferred Qualifications

Experience maintaining and repairing a variety of electromechanical systems

Able to read mechanical blueprints and electrical schematics

Experience with wet lab safety protocols

Good troubleshooting skills

Self starter. Needs minimal supervision

Physical Demands

Sitting at a desk/table, standing, walking

Lifting less than 25lbs or less than 50lbs

Additional Information

This position is classified as exempt with a salary grade of J. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure,

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.