Laboratory Technologies Manager

Location US-IL-Evanston
Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(10/23/2023 10:49 AM)
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NFP UL Research Institutes

At UL, we know why we come to work.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory Technologies Manager at UL Research Institutes based in our Evanston, IL office.


The Laboratory Technologies Manager oversees and manages all aspects of laboratory operations and technologies within UL Research Institutes (ULRI). The Laboratory Technologies Manager ensures the efficient and effective functioning of laboratory equipment, processes, and staff to support the organization's research and development initiatives. The Laboratory Technologies Manager ensures the accuracy, quality, and compliance of laboratory operations while fostering a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

As the Laboratory Technologies Manager you will play a key role in the rapid growth of UL as you:

  • Provide strong leadership to the laboratory technologies team, including hiring, training, mentoring, and performance management and foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment, promoting teamwork, open communication, and knowledge sharing. Set performance goals and objectives for the team and conduct regular performance evaluations.
  • Develop and implement laboratory processes, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and policies to ensure efficient and compliant laboratory operations.
  • Monitor and optimize laboratory workflow, resource allocation, and scheduling to meet project deadlines and deliver high-quality results.
  • Oversee inventory management, including procurement, tracking, and maintenance of laboratory supplies, reagents, and equipment.
  • Assess, select, implement, and maintain laboratory technologies, instruments, and equipment to support research and development activities. Collaborate with vendors and technical specialists to ensure proper installation, calibration, and validation of laboratory equipment.
  • Stay up to date with emerging laboratory technologies and recommend strategic investments to enhance laboratory capabilities.
  • Ensure adherence to quality control and quality assurance standards in laboratory operations, including compliance with relevant regulatory guidelines and accreditation requirements and develop and implement quality management systems and processes to identify and address any non-compliance or deviations.
  • Conduct audits and inspections to assess and improve laboratory processes, documentation, and data integrity.
  • Promote a culture of safety by enforcing adherence to laboratory safety protocols, procedures, and regulations, and identify and assess potential risks and hazards in laboratory operations and implement appropriate mitigation measures.
  • Ensure compliance with environmental, health, and safety regulations related to laboratory activities.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including scientists, researchers, project managers, and regulatory affairs personnel to support their laboratory requirements.
  • Communicate effectively with internal stakeholders to provide updates, address concerns, and seek feedback on laboratory operations and initiatives.
  • Foster external collaborations with academic institutions, research organizations, and industry partners to leverage expertise and stay current with industry trends.
  • Contribute to and/or lead other department specific and cross-functional initiatives.


What makes you a great fit:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 128 years and is deeply ingrained in everything we do.
  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.
  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.
  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.
  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagementare eligible for bonus compensation. We offer comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

What you’ll experience working at UL:

Professional Competencies

  • Strong knowledge of laboratory quality management systems, regulatory compliance, and safety protocols.
  • Experience in leading and managing a team of laboratory professionals.
  • Excellent organizational, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with diverse stakeholders.
  • Detail-oriented with a strong focus on accuracy and data integrity.
  • Familiarity with project management principles and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of emerging trends and advancements in laboratory technologies and their application in research and development.
  • Familiarity with relevant software applications and data management systems.

 Experience and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology) is required. Ph.D. is preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in laboratory management, including experience with laboratory technologies, equipment, and processes.

Learn More:

About UL Research Institutes


UL Research Institutes is a nonprofit organizations dedicated to advancing safety science research through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.


Our wholly owned subsidiary, UL Solutions, advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Solutions, which conducts testing, verification and certification, and provides training and advisory services, along with data-driven reporting and decision-making tools for customers around the world.


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