Optics and Laser Laboratory Manager

Boston , MA , United States

07 Mar 2024


The individual in this role oversees the operations of a laser physics and optics lab. This individual's responsibilities include facilitating necessary maintenance, installing equipment for scientists and engineers, and maintaining workflow so that activities meet deadlines and benchmarks. The individual in this role is responsible for obtaining supplies for lab operations and maintaining inventory. The individual in this role works with vendors to ensure supplies and services are delivered accurately and on-time.


  • Management: Ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements; conducting laboratory inspections as necessary; reviewing laboratory protocols of groups (internal and external) so as to understand all projects occurring within the lab.
  • Operations: Monitoring inventory and ordering supplies as necessary; scheduling laboratory and equipment time for staff; acting as a liaison between staff and key stakeholders; receiving package deliveries and infrequent shipping of packages.
  • Training: Ensuring that all team members have been trained to use laboratory equipment, software, and supplies safely and efficiently.
  • Safety: Updating the lab safety plan and safety data sheets (SDS) as necessary; scheduling safety training for new hires or team members entering new roles; enforcing policies around personal protective equipment.
  • Maintenance: Maintaining a clean and well-organized lab space; ensuring all equipment and instruments function correctly and initiating repair or maintenance of said equipment as necessary; maintain lab utilities such as chilled water system, HVAC system, UPS battery system, lathe, mill, etc.
  • Any other duties as assigned by management. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in hard science or engineering.
  • 3+ years experience in a scientific lab (physics or engineering lab). 
  • Basic machine shop skills.
  • Familiarity with basic scientific equipment (RF spectrum analyzer, optical spectrum analyzer, wavemeter, network analyzer, multi-meters, oscilloscopes, waveform generators etc.).
  • Basic IT operating system and network skills.
  • Knowledge of laser safety is preferred.


QuEra is committed to cultivating a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We highly value diversity in our current and future employees and do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Mid-Senior Level

Full Time

Boston MA United States

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