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Manages all activities of science laboratories to assist faculty in teaching and research programs in the Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences Departments.
Prepare reagents and solutions needed for lab classes offered in biology and physical science. Make sure that all faculty-requested materials and equipment are available in labs before class.
Gather and put out necessary materials for lab classes in a timely manner.
Place orders for reagents, supplies, and equipment and facilitate invoicing processes.
Maintain laboratory budget and order records for departments and grants held by science and math faculty.
Ensure reagents, supplies, and equipment are available for laboratory classes on a weekly basis.
Facilitate installation and maintenance of equipment including preventive maintenance, service contracts, and repairs, in compliance with federal regulations.
Maintain current SDS records which are to be available to students, faculty, staff, and other entities of the university.
Manage hazardous waste collection and disposal.
Assist in development and implementation of safety policies and procedures, adhering to OSHA laws, CERT emergency planning, and MSMU Safety Committee outlines. Report hazardous materials to City of LA Fire Department on a yearly basis. Stay up-to-date with CPR/AED/First Aid.
Represent the departments in interactions with other entities at the university.
Represent MSMU in interactions with other companies and vendors.
Collaborate with Facilities on renovations and laboratory construction projects.
Communicate regularly with faculty in the departments of Biological Sciences and Physical Sciences.
Occasionally assist laboratory instructors during the lab period when critically needed.
Coordinate laboratory course scheduling and use of laboratory classrooms.
Maintain inventory of reagents and their storage locations.
Supervise Laboratory Assistants.
Coordinate and execute poster printing for research and courses.
Assist in faculty research experiments during summers if needed.
Molarity, metric units of measurement, and conversion factors sufficient to calculate quantities of chemicals needed
Sterile technique to reduce risk of contamination
The proper methods used in the disposal of laboratory materials
Calibration and adjustment techniques as applied to laboratory equipment
The properties and characteristics of chemicals
Laboratory skills sufficient to perform accurate weighing, mixing, pH adjustment
Basic computer skills (familiarity with spreadsheet, internet, e-mail, data base applications, etc.)
The general principles of biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics as attained through science course work leading to a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related field
The operation of laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, stir/hot plates, water baths, dry baths, meters, microscopes, incubators, laboratory water system, electrophoresis equipment, autoclaves, spectrometers, gas and liquid chromatographs
Abilities and Skills:
organize, prioritize, and handle multiple tasks to meet established deadlines
exercise sound judgment and decision-making
understand and be sensitive to the needs of a diverse college environment
keep abreast of changes within the field
prepare equipment and chemicals before lessons
run trials of experiments prior to classes and then demonstrating techniques for experiments
maintain and repair equipment and laboratory apparatus
ensure that equipment is properly cleaned and that chemicals and other materials are appropriately stored
follow oral and written instructions
gather information through observing and questioning individuals and by examining records and documents
maintain accurate records to perform arithmetical computations with speed and accuracy (addition, subtraction, division and multiplication)
establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others as well as deal tactfully with others
exercise sound judgment
work in a team setting
distinguish colors visually
give instructions and ensure that practices and procedures, including safety practices and procedures, are followed in laboratory work
maintain the cleanliness and safety of laboratory according to established standards and procedures
maintain stock of laboratory supplies and equipment
provide technical support
communicate with academic staff to discuss timetables, equipment requirements and work plans
manage the stock of chemicals and equipment
enforce waste disposal policies and procedures
initiate and prepare all documentation related to purchase transactions, recommend vendors, and follow-up on the ordering process
lift, transport and deliver materials and stock laboratory supplies and goods
wear and work in personal protective equipment as necessary
maintain good relations with maintenance staff and other departments
plan ahead for time when the departments will be at its busiest, or where experiments will need to be set up in advance
maintain SDS records
maintain service and maintenance contracts
supervise technicians and work-study students
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in biological or physical sciences
Preferred: Master's degree in biological or physical sciences
Two years of laboratory experience including reagent preparation and ordering responsibilities.
Experience in how undergraduate laboratory courses are performed
Work Location: Chalon Campus (West Los Angeles)
Start Date: Immediately
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.