Laboratory Operations Manager

(Ref#: 206635)

University of Washington: Medicine

  • Administration & Management - Non-Academic
Job Type/Arrangement:
  • Full Time

The Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology serves as a regional resource for clinical laboratory services required for patient care, research and educational programs in laboratory medicine and pathology. The department now employs 1800 people who work at the award-winning University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and many other clinical and research facilities in the area. The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement and natural beauty.

Laboratory Medicine and Pathology has an outstanding opportunity for a Full-Time (100%, 40 hours per week), Days, Laboratory Operations Manager.


  1. Oversee the day-to-day administration of all non-scientific Laboratory operations to ensure the smooth operation of the laboratories.
  2. Possess an understanding of the overall mission and objectives of the Division is essential, as well as a clear understanding of how the infrastructure and support services of the Laboratory and the Virology Division must be aligned to maximize the achievement of these goals.
  3. Oversee services supporting the Laboratory operations, including: facility and building maintenance support, space and equipment analyses, computer support, temperature monitoring, record maintenance, student and trainee rotation coordination, and the work study student assistant program.
  4. Collaborate with Virology administration and laboratory personnel to oversee acquisition of laboratory equipment and supplies to capture bulk discounts, preferred vendors and suppliers, and standardize equipment purchases, including meeting and negotiating with sales representatives to address Laboratory needs.
  5. Monitor Laboratory projects to ensure compliance with institutional, federal, state, and local policies and regulations.
  6. Work closely with the Laboratory managers and Virology administration to create staffing plans and benchmarks to ensure appropriate staffing levels.
  7. In consultation with Virology administration, approve operational and capital expenditures, analyze financial data, prepare statistical and budget reports, and make recommendations and/or take appropriate corrective action.


It will be necessary to work in other departmental locations in order to meet patient service requirements, especially at Harborview Medical Center. In addition, less frequent work effort will be required at other UW School of Medicine locations (e.g., South Lake Union) and Seattle-area healthcare institutions. Will be considered essential staff and as such will be required to report to work when scheduled despite inclement weather. Must be able to meet with all shifts on a regular basis.

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law. Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability and is committed to becoming climate neutral. The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or


Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.2 requires employees of higher education and healthcare institutions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination. View the Final candidate guide to COVID-19 vaccination requirement webpage for information about the medical or religious exemption process for final candidates.

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Education Requirement:
REQUIREMENTS: Bachelors degree in the Health Sciences or equivalent field and two years of relevant laboratory experience. OR Equivalent education/experience. DESIRED REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge of academic research and/or medicine highly desirable. Experience working with academic medical faculty.
Laboratory Medicine & Pathology
1616 Eastlake Ave E
Seattle , WA 98102
Rebecca Caulfield,