Chemistry Laboratory Manager

Chemistry Laboratory Manager

Code: 14693 Posted: 08/31/2018

The Chemistry Lab Manager supports the Chemistry program in its offering of laboratory courses. This position ensures that the needed supplies and equipment are available for students. This position supports labs that can start as early as 8 AM and end as late as 10 PM, therefore the schedule varies from term-to-term. This position will perform other duties as assigned within the Chemistry Department and the College of Natural and Health Sciences (CNHS). 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

A. Laboratory Set up and Support.

  • Set up and support laboratory experiments for all chemistry laboratory courses. As appropriate test/evaluate routine laboratory equipment. For example, pH electrodes and meters should be verified, prior to student usage; balances should be evaluated at least annually. Inform Department Chair of laboratory equipment functionality and arrange repairs as necessary.
  • Serve as responder in the event of chemical accident or safety emergency for all laboratory levels. Response means assisting in contacting medical responders or cleaning-up spilled chemicals where appropriate; there is no expectation of performing medical procedures. Responsible for assisting all lab instructors with incident reports and reporting safety concerns to Department Chair.
  • Work cooperatively with faculty and other instructional staff to ensure that experimental procedures work as expected. This may involve trouble-shooting methods or assisting in editing (laboratory step-by-step procedures).   
  • Responsible for routine cleaning of fume hood and bench surfaces in between lab sessions.

B. Manage chemical and equipment storerooms.

  • Keep an active inventory of the stockrooms and instructional equipment in classrooms. Annually lists reagents/supplies that may need purged due to storage considerations (decomposition, container integrity, non-use, etc.), circulates excess chemical inventory list within the CNHS, saves requested supplies and disposes of remainder.
  • Work cooperatively with the Academic Department Associate and College’s Electronics Technician staff to purchase and maintain laboratory equipment and consumables in a fiscally responsible manner. As an example, this may involve recommendations to instructors for experiment modifications involving reagent selection, quantity, quality or concentration.   

C. Manage hazardous materials program.

  • Ensure the proper collection of hazardous chemical waste within the chemistry laboratories in the College of Natural and Health Sciences. 
  • Transfer the waste with appropriate documentation to the storage facility maintained by the Safety-Risk Management Office. This may include chemical waste from other departments/programs.

D. Provide technical support for events/efforts to support the educational mission of the University. 

1. At this time, routine examples include CNHS Days, Girls Empowered by Mathematics and Science (GEMS) and Science Night.

E. Other duties as assigned.

 

Standards of Performance

  • Timeliness of meeting goals.
  • Willingness to make suggestions and soundness of those suggestions.
  • Soundness of judgment and operational decisions.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work while being responsive to University personnel.
  • Timely and effective communication of problems and opportunities. This includes the responsibility for identifying and communicating information of importance as soon as possible.
  • Integrity in dealing with customers, students, vendors, employees, and management.
  • Punctuality, attendance, effective use of time, and willingness to work overtime when necessary.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.
  • Willingness to assist with special projects and other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge And Abilities

  • Candidate must be able to use computers and printers associated with supporting the chemistry laboratory program.
  • Candidate must be able to work safely with a variety of laboratory chemicals, cleaning supplies and hazardous waste.
  • Candidate must be able to lift 50 lbs.

Ergonomic Requirements:

  • Move 5 gallon (approximately 45 lbs) containers of water onto and off carts and transport to various laboratories; transport full and empty compressed gas (approx. 100 lbs) cylinders and liquefied gas cylinders (approx. 400 lbs; additional help provided) between the loading dock and appropriate labs; transport boxes (cartons) of chemicals and equipment from the office/point of receipt to the appropriate lab; transport containers of liquid nitrogen (appox. 4 lbs).

Qualifications

Education, Experience, Training And/or Certifications

Required

  • B.S. in Chemistry or related field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of hazardous waste storage/disposal protocols.

Preferred

  • Experience in instructional lab management or equivalent.
  • Experience in working effectively with culturally diverse populations.

 

Salary and Benefits

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

Benefit Details: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/download/summaries/fasl.pdf

Total Compensation Estimator: https://www.wisconsin.edu/ohrwd/benefits/totalcomp/

Review of Applications

Applications received by Saturday, September 22, 2018, are ensured full consideration.

Application Process

HOW TO APPLY:

All applications are to be submitted electronically through our employment portal.

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

Internal Applicants: https://www.hrs.wisconsin.edu   (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: Under "Search Tips" choose:

"More Options"

Job Opening ID: "14693"

"Search"

Select " Laboratory Manager "

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STEP 3: Submit application materials
 
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:
 
- Cover letter addressing qualifications
- CV/Resume
- Names and contact information for three professional references
 
You must select "SUBMIT". Selecting "Save" will not forward your application materials to the search committee.
 
Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.
In instances where the Review Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.

LEGAL NOTICES

A criminal background check will be required at the time of hire. 

UW-Parkside is an AA/EEO employer. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of UW-Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 262-595-2204. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

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THE UNIVERSITY

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a comprehensive campus of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 4800 students, 120 faculty, and 70 instructional academic staff offering 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master's degrees in 22 academic departments. The campus is located between the cities of Kenosha and Racine in southeastern Wisconsin, within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities. 

Contact Name: Miles Holvick

Contact Phone: (262) 595-2316

Contact Email: holvick@uwp.edu

900 Wood Road · P.O. Box 2000 · Kenosha, WI 53141-2000 P 262-595-2345