The Chemistry Department seeks a full-time laboratory manager to oversee the safe and efficient operation of teaching and research laboratories within the department. Duties consist of preparing reagents for chemistry lab courses, stocking labs with needed supplies, carrying out chemical and equipment inventories, ordering chemicals and lab supplies, and being present to support students and faculty while lab courses are in session. In addition, the laboratory manager will be responsible for the development and implementation of safety policies and procedures to ensure a safe working environment. The ideal candidate will be able to develop good working relationships with faculty and students in the department and be an independent worker who can provide useful suggestions for improvement to laboratory procedures and operations.
Prepare reagents and supplies requested by faculty for chemistry lab courses, including set-up and break-down of small equipment and instrumentation on an as needed basis
Serve as purchasing coordinator for the department, researching products and pricing, soliciting quotes, placing orders using the campus purchasing software, confirming receipt of and storing laboratory supplies, and maintaining up-to-date spreadsheet for departmental budget tracking
Manage student locker check-in/out, including key inventory
Coordinate upkeep and maintenance of laboratory facilities including periodic preventative maintenance visits with internal and external service providers
Inspect, perform routine maintenance, and coordinate repairs of equipment in the chemistry laboratories
Manage the chemical inventory system for the department by adding or removing items as needed, procuring Safety Data Sheets for all departmental chemicals and supplies, and performing an annual chemical inventory
Assist the EHS/Risk Manager with hazardous waste collection and ensure laboratories are complying with hazardous waste collection and other applicable OSHA and EPA/DEP regulations
Assist the EHS/Risk Manager with maintaining the chemical hygiene plan
Serve on the campus Workplace Safety Committee
Create and monitor safety training for student laboratory teaching assistants and student researchers
Oversee student workers who assist in preparation of supplies for teaching laboratories and inspect and test safety equipment
Interface with external groups using the laboratory facilities (for example, summer camp programs)
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or equivalent work experience
Knowledge of theoretical principles of chemistry and scientific laboratory equipment, materials, supplies, methods, and techniques
Strong oral and written communication skills
Excellent organization and record-keeping skills
Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office programs
Able to work independently with minimal supervision, and also collaboratively with students and faculty
Physically able to lift, move, and manipulate objects and equipment within the laboratory
Familiarity with the OSHA lab standard and EPA hazardous waste regulations preferred
Interested candidates should apply here. Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database. Queries may be sent to Dr. Amanda Reig at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Ursinus College is a highly selective, independent, co-educational, residential liberal arts college of approximately 1500 students located about 25 miles northwest of center city Philadelphia. With a diverse community of students, it is an expectation of all faculty to contribute to the inclusion, engagement, and success of all students.