Research & Development Lab Manager

Tempe, Arizona
Salary will be commensurate with experience, package to include bonus,& benefits.
Nov 04, 2020
Jan 03, 2021
Field of specialization
Analytical, Materials, Polymers
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The R&D Lab Manager will manage a team of analytical laboratory personnel in the use of advanced material characterization methods and instrumentation; distribute laboratory workload to ensure timely completion of work requests; ensure a high standard of measurement fidelity, data integrity and retrieval. This is a highly technical position that requires excellent organizational and management skills, the ability to develop sound objectives and the leadership to meet the established timelines.




  • Oversee all operational and safety aspects of the analytical laboratory
  • Provide analytical laboratory services to R&D, Engineering, QA, Technical Service and Customers based on established priorities
  • Recruit and provide leadership to laboratory personnel
  • Manage the maintenance and calibration of laboratory instrumentation, and procurement of laboratory supplies.
  • Work with company-wide technical personnel to provide accurate and reliable materials and product testing capabilities.
  • Establish and maintain a disciplined system to track work orders, and to store and retrieve test data
  • Provide leadership and technical interface with outside testing or research organizations in order to advance the company's technology
  • Stay current and informed about new developments in the field of analytical instrumentation, test methods and industry specifications
  • Assist in product development and failure analysis using a variety of analytical techniques


  • MS or PhD degree in Chemistry, Material Science, Polymer Science or equivalent scientific discipline
  • A minimum of five years progressive leadership in an analytical laboratory environment dealing with chemical analysis, and/or materials characterization and development.
  • Team oriented, with the ability to relate successfully to a diverse group of people
  • Ability to supervise technical staff and willingness to travel to both domestic & global locations.
  • A tangible, proven track record in implementing laboratory management systems, including calibration, data storage and retrieval
  • Strong problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, with accuracy
  • High degree of proficiency in handling detailed information and the timely processing of that information, with the ability to maintain confidentiality, is required
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal are a necessity with the ability to interface with customers, OEMs, suppliers, and various key level management personnel.