Research Laboratory Manager

The MANILA OBSERVATORY is a Jesuit scientific research institution with research work in the fields of atmospheric and earth science in the Philippines and the Southeast Asian region. It advocates a science-based approach to sustainable development and poverty reduction through its principal focus on the areas of climate change and disaster science.

Research Laboratory: Air Quality Dynamics & Instrumentation and Technology Development (AQD- ITD)
Position: Research Laboratory Manager
Report to: AQD-ITD Laboratory Head



  • Assist the Head of the AQD- ITD Laboratory in the management of the day-to-day operations of the AQD-ITD Laboratory Projects, ensuring smooth implementation of activities according to the MO’s administrative policies and procedures, and with the approved Agreement with the funders
  • Provide technical and administrative support to the AQD-ITD Laboratory which include planning aspects of research, financial, staffing, and management of the laboratory equipment, including purchase of new equipment
  • Coordinate with the research staff in the execution of their functions and delivery of their outputs, including review and recommending approval of all outputs and reports
  • Collaborate with research staff on manuscripts, abstracts and other publications of research findings
  • Manage project reporting requirements
  • Conduct regular monitoring and evaluation of project activities
  • Prepare progress and end of project reports
  • Attend meetings, conferences, workshops, and the like as applicable
  • Initiate or assist in the development of at least two (2) project proposals in consonance with AQD-ITD Laboratory’s research agenda


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science/ Related Fields; Master’s degree is an advantage
  • Knowledgeable in project management
  • At least two (2) years of experience in research and/or project management with good decision making and analytical thinking skills
  • Knowledgeable in computer office applications (presentation preparation, spreadsheets, MS word)
  • Works well with a team with good organizational and interpersonal skills


All interested applicants must submit the following:

a) An Application Letter addressed to Gemma Teresa T. Narisma, PhD Executive Director of the Manila Observatory.
b) Curriculum Vitae with three professional work references (including their emails and contact numbers).
c) Transcript of Records and recent passport size photograph.

Please submit the required documents via e-mail to, with “Applicant- Research Laboratory Manager” as subject. Deadline for the submission of applications is on 31 July 2019.