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Laboratory Managers manage the operations of research or production laboratories.


  • identifies and develops objectives, strategies and plans to achieve research aims and maximise efficient use of an organisation's resources, including identifying potential improvements to research processes, market value of research and work flows
  • identifies formal standards and regulatory codes appropriate to an organisation's needs and assists with the documentation of processes and operating procedures
  • implements statistical methodologies and quality tools to monitor and control quality and record research progress
  • directs and monitors staff and production levels.


  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

To become a Laboratory Manager

Skills employers are looking for

  • Communication Skills

  • Research

  • Chemistry

  • Budgeting

  • Quality Assurance and Control

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