Laboratory Manager (HP066)

We are seeking a Laboratory Manager (LM) to support the Heliophysics Science Division (HSD) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.  The LM is responsible for management aspects of laboratory operations assigned by HSD management, which include: identifying resource requirements (equipment, manpower, and training) to operate the laboratory; managing security, inventory, property, safety, and facilities; maintaining cleanliness of laboratory space; establishing and allocating storage and work areas; and ensuring compliance to working procedures.


  • Develop and maintain documentation such as: laboratory rules; equipment operating procedures; process work instructions; guidelines for access and utilization; and training/certifications required for equipment use.
  • Maintain records such as: hazardous material logs; Safety Data Sheets (SDS); equipment service reports; training certifications; and list of individual laboratories and schedule of projects that utilize laboratory space.
  • Produce and maintain a Laboratory Emergency Plan in coordination with the Facility Operations Manager (FOM) and Building Emergency Plan.
  • Have a general knowledge of the equipment and processes utilized in the laboratory that could affect the general working of the laboratory or other users in shared spaces, including the safety aspects of the process being performed.
  • Take training specific for the laboratory space based on the types of equipment and work performed in that space, including safety and crane operations certification (if required). Identify, track, and ensure completion of appropriate training for each laboratory user. Assess usage and training needs regularly.
  • Support Center laboratory manage meetings, in addition to safety meetings related to laboratories and facilities.
  • Monitor and maintain clean room facility protocols based on project cleanliness requirements (coordinating supplies with contamination control, air filter replacement, etc.).
  • Track all FOM-related activities to ensure repairs and work requests are completed in a safe and satisfactory manner. Create/maintain records relating to repairs and submitted work requests.
  • Work with the FOM and Building Manager to coordinate utility outages such as electric, elevator, chilled water, domestic water, compressed air, steam, etc.
  • Ensure maintenance of designated equipment, such as pressure vessel systems and fume hoods, high purity water system, vacuum chambers, humidifiers, safety cameras, environmental monitoring system, etc. Coordinate calibration as needed. 
  • Maintain inventories of shared tools, test equipment, spare parts, and laboratory supplies needed for efficient functioning of the laboratories. Manage shared parts/equipment storage.
  • Maintain Laboratory Quality Management System (LQMS), submit updates (equipment, space utilization, occupant schedules, hazards, etc.).
  • Ensure proper handling and storage of chemicals, utilization of the chemical cabinets, and disposal per the hazardous waste pickup process.
  • Perform laboratory Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) and quarterly safety inspection/audits, report the results to the Division, and ensure mitigation and closure of all findings.
  • Perform Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control on all designated ESD areas (per project requirements, in accordance with GPR 8730.6), and certify and maintain ESD certification.
  • Manage and complete other logistical activities, such as equipment/furniture moves and renovations throughout the building.
  • Assist the FOM in coordinating day-to-day operations of their assigned building.

Experience (at least 5 years):

  • Cleanroom management and implementation of project specific contamination control protocols.
  • Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Control in accordance with GPR 8730.6.
  • OSHA health and safety protocols, including those related to chemical, laser, and electrical hazards.
  • Instrument development, integration, and testing, including test equipment and tools.
  • Building/facilities maintenance and repairs.
  • Government property management and accountability.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Engineering degree or equivalent engineering-related background.
  • Previous or current laboratory management experience at a NASA facility is a plus.

US Citizenship or Permanent Residency is required.

Team ADNET brings over 30 years of experience to information systems and professional services for the federal government. With a history of expertise in software development, computer network design, IT security, mission operations support, and educational outreach, Team ADNET is deeply embedded in the Space and Earth Science at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD.

ADNET Systems, Inc. is working with Goddard Space Flight Center to fulfill NASA’s vision for space exploration, and working with the Science and Exploration Directorate to fulfill its many missions

ADNET Systems, Inc. is an employee-centric company, committed to providing premier benefits that support our employees and their families. With affordable medical and dental plans coupled with leading disability and life insurance options, ADNET offers our employees the benefits most sought after by today’s professional candidate. Furthermore, our benefits package features the extras that distinguish us from other small businesses, ensuring our high employee retention that our customers appreciate. Some features of our compensation plans and environment perks include:

  • Annual Leave/Sick Leave
  • Military and Family Emergency Leave
  • Paid Holidays
  • Performance Bonuses
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Direct Deposit Payroll
  • 401K Plan with Company Matching and Immediate Vesting
  • Tuition Reimbursement
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