Lab Manager

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Lab Manager
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Meta Reality Labs is seeking a dynamic leader to join us as Lab Manager for Optics and Display Research. Your job will be to support a world-class, multi-disciplinary team of researchers, engineers, and lab technicians. You will marshal our efforts to provide lab spaces, equipment, and resources used to gain a scientific understanding of the work required to create the ultimate AR and VR experience. You will ensure this understanding is widely disseminated through public and internal presentations, top-tier scientific publications, white papers, and patents. This understanding will be further proven out by creating prototypes of next-generation AR and VR hardware and experiences, leveraging the wide-ranging engineering talent within Facebook Reality Labs, a process that will be directly driven by the research team.
Lab Manager Responsibilities
  • Plan and manage the operations, equipment and personnel for multiple labs
  • Manage a growing team of laboratory managers, engineers, specialists, technicians, vendors
  • Responsible for coordinating cleanroom & lab build-out, equipment installation & upgrade
  • Define the strategy and plans for directing and communicating lab safety and operations
  • Define and enforce safety protocols in partnership with our internal EH&S team, ensure compliance with currently established EH&S protocols
  • Establish workflow management system for work-in-progress optimization
  • Define and coordinate preventative maintenance across all lab equipment and auxiliary tools
  • Ensure laboratory process documentation is generated, updated, and reviewed to a high standard
  • Source and maintain laboratory equipment and machinery and inventories of supplies (substrates, chemicals, consumables, etc.) in partnership with EH&S
  • Define a plan to maintain and coordinate access to tools across the teams that utilize such tools
  • Work with the site facilities team to address issues affecting labs
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Medicine, Optics, Chemistry, Administration or related field
  • 5+ years of experience leading and managing teams of lab personnel, providing technical mentorship, and enabling career growth
  • 5+ years experience managing a fabrication facility with core responsibilities in operations
  • 5+ years of experience working in a cleanroom work environment
  • Experience with database systems
  • Experience managing vendor and contractor engagements
  • Recognition of lab safety as a priority, experience with EHS compliance
  • Communication experience to facilitate the work of a multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of chemical handling & disposal protocols
  • Experience creating, tracking, and organizing research documentation, experiment results, and research plans
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree or PhD in Engineering, Medicine, Optics, Chemistry, Administration, or related field Process development and validation skills
  • Experience working in a hands-on fashion to resolve equipment issues prior to pulling in vendor field service
About Meta
Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today—beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.
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$196,000/year to $269,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits

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