The Laboratory Manager will coordinate and manage safe use of the “Wildlife Ecology Research Facility” (WERF) in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating personnel activity, managing projects, assisting with and conducting specific research projects, coordinating and conducting animal collection and husbandry
  • Performing other organizational and administrative duties as assigned
  • Training and overseeing departmental personnel, graduate students and undergraduate students in proper and safe method, techniques and procedures for use of specific research equipment
  • Assist teaching with hands-on wildlife courses, including FNR34800 Wildlife Investigational Techniques and FNR34100 Wildlife Habitat Management
  • Ensuring proper data collection and management (i.e., data entry and quality control)
  • Ensuring proper maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Maintaining inventory and order supplies
  • Preparing and maintaining common use chemicals and biologicals
  • Designing and implementing various methods/protocols pertaining to biological analyses
  • Ensuring compliance with Radiological & Environmental Management safety regulations for the laboratories and with LAP/PACUC animal use regulations for departmental animal care facilities


  • Master’s Degree in wildlife, fisheries, ecology, biology, or related field
  • 1 year experience in general laboratory management, experience with supervision of technical personnel
  • Work with animals including field collections, trapping, and animal husbandry
  • Experience conducting experiments and experience with BSL-2
  • Knowledge of relevant safety procedures
  • Skills with MS Office and statistical analyses in program R