Lab Manager | Run Your Lab Like a Business

Cover Story |  Volume 3 - Issue 3  |  September/October 2008

What Are You Worth?

Second annual Salary Survey: Workplace, Money, and Job Satisfaction


Leadership and Staffing

The Four Stages of Management, Part 2

Each stage of development has its challenges, but the rewards are success and ease in the role of manager.

The 2nd Annual Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey

This year's survey paints a generally happy picture, with the majority of lab managers saying that they are satisfied with their salaries and the work they do.

Contingent Staffing

Staffing firms match scientific talent with global industry needs while satisfying workers' desire for freedom, flexibility, and mobility.

Laboratory Technology

Taking Cell Counting to the Next Level

A method using propidium iodide staining of the nuclei improves cell counting accuracy and safety.

Caring for Cell Cultures

The lab manager's role in preventing and detecting of misidentification and cross-contamination of cell lines.

Lab Design and Furnishings

Rethinking Vacuum Supply

Local vacuum networks can bring modularity, energy savings, and cost savings to this important utility for your renovated labs.

Business Management

Smart Partnering

Strategic outsourcing of noncore activities can maximize resources while increasing the quality of products and services.

It's More Than Ordering Pipettes & Running Samples

An innovative master's degree marries science and business.

What to Do When Your Lab's Budget is Almost Spent, and the Year Isn't Over Yet

You're nine months into the year and your lab's budget is almost spent, now what?

Lab Health and Safety

Here's Crud in Your Eye!

The case for an effective emergency shower and eyewash program

Research-Specific Labs

Risky Research

An interview with Rachel Wilson, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurobiology, Harvard Medical School. 

How it Works

Solving Common Water Bath Problems

The challenge of incubation has always been to provide an ideal environment for heating and thawing while minimizing the occurrence of contamination. The use of a dry, metallic thermal media in lieu of water in a traditional water bath is a simple way of eliminating a common source of contamination in the lab.

How to Increase LC-MS Sample Throughput with Multiplexing HPLC Systems

Multiplexing technology enables parallel HPLC systems to synchronize to a single mass spectrometer.