Laboratory Management (35%) - collaborates with instructors in planning and setting up laboratories, planning and allocating equipment use, ordering and tracking of supplies and equipment, equipment maintenance, and maintenance of equipment inventory and insurance databases for over 50 laboratory courses.Â Liaison to the Animal Resources Center, including administration of animal care protocols and insuring compliance with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Guidelines. Monitors laboratory safety and ensures compliance with University standards.Â Functions as BSCD cross-campus liaison for coordination of courses and programs.
Course Management (35%) - the BSCD offers over 180 courses with an annual enrollment of over students and a budget of $1,000,000. Prepares the annual laboratory, course, and teaching assistant budget. Authorizes and monitors all related expenditures. Reviews all requests for teaching assistants and authorizes positions based upon enrollment and budgetary considerations. Coordinates, prepares, and updates the BSCD portion of College Catalog. Forecasts and monitors enrollment and curricular needs. Prepares and coordinates the quarterly BSCD Time Schedule.
Data Collection (10%) - collects and maintains data on enrollment, curricular history, faculty teaching, and course budget history. Prepares reports for the BSCD Master.
Coordination of technician support (10%).
Represents the BSCD for Parent and Prospective Student Weekends, provide tours, and communicate with prospective students and their parents, coordinate and provide laboratory tours for community members, visiting faculty, and other educational institutions (10%).
Acts as a resource for and instructs faculty on the proper usage of technical scientific apparatus. Uses best practices and laboratory knowledge to promote safety in handling hazardous equipment and materials.
Provides support for and solves general audio/visual issues. Recommends purchases of computers, software, and technical apparatus and supplies. Identifies building maintenance problems.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in biological science.
Minimum of 5 years of work experience in a biological science laboratory.
Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with budgeting and financial administration.
Minimum of 3 years of laboratory management experience within an academic institution.
Knowledge of the Universityâ™s purchase order system, Buysite.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint).
Proficient in MAC and PC environments.
Strong verbal and written communication skills including excellent editing/proofreading ability.
Handle multiple concurrent projects in a competent and professional manner.
Work effectively as a part of a team, individually, or in concert with other offices and campus partners.
Work both independently and collaboratively with a high degree of initiative.
Maintain confidentiality/discretion at all times.
Interact with students, staff, and faculty in a professional manner.
Meet strict deadlines.
Critical thinking skills.
Problem solving skills.
Decision making skills.
Attention to detail.
Sit at a computer for 4-6 hours.
Minimal evening work.
Lift up to 30 lbs.
Cover Letter, which is to include your interest in this position
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