Research Lab Coordinator l, Harmful Algal Blooms
The Research Laboratory Coordinator I oversees and coordinates the operation and maintenance of laboratory facilities and equipment related to the Ension Triad System. Performs all procedures necessary to maintain a safe, uninterrupted work environment in accordance to departmental and national safety guidelines.
Typical duties include but are not limited to:
• Coordinates day-to-day operations of assigned laboratories. Provides technical leadership to Laboratory Assistants, Laboratory Technicians, and/or student employees.
• Performs a variety of standard laboratory tests, procedures, and analyses.
• Collects, analyzes, interprets data and prepares reports.
• Prepares specimens, cultures, solvents, solutions, reagents, and apparatuses according to guidelines.
• Coordinates and participates in field research activities (boat- and SCUBA-based).
Provides technical leadership to Laboratory Assistants, Laboratory Technicians, and/or student employees.
• Consults with researchers regarding laboratory procedures and experiments.
• Maintains clean laboratories facilities. Responsible for set up and breakdown of equipment.
• Conducts audits of safety protocols and emergency response plans. Ensures chemicals are stored in the correct manner according to safety codes, regulations, and best practices. Ensures equipment is operating in a safe manner according to manufacturer specifications.
• Provides training and ensures compliance with the proper usage of laboratory equipment and safe laboratory practices including safe handling and disposal of biohazardous materials, and standard policies and protocols for reporting unusual events.
• Maintains and inspects equipment to ensure optimum calibration and condition.
• Maintains supplies and replenish stocks of solvents, reagents, solutions, and other necessary items.
• Monitors grant budgets including expenditures from supplies and equipment accounts. Researches purchase options, prepares purchase requisitions, and reconciles invoices.
• Assists in the development of the annual operating budget. Makes recommendations for the purchase of new equipment and modifications to or replacement of current equipment.
• Assists in the development of laboratory standard operating procedures, evaluates work processes, contributes to continuous improvement models, and creating short and long term plans.
•Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Additional Job Description
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geology, Marine Science, Biology, Chemistry, or other field appropriate to the position.
- Two years of relevant full-time experience in a laboratory setting.
- Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience, and/or certifications may be considered.
- Experience operating a personal computer and proficient with Microsoft Office (Work, Excel, and Outlook).
- Masters’ degree from an accredited institution in Engineering, Environmental Studies, Geology, Marine Science, Biology, Chemistry, or other field appropriate to the position.
- Laboratory experience in an academic setting.
- Scientific diving certification (AAUS).
- Rescue Diver or higher dive certification by a nationally-recognized SCUBA instructional program (e.g., PADI or NAUI).
- Florida or US Coast Guard Boater Safety Certification
- Experience operating boats in local waters of southwest Florida.
- Experience SCUBA diving in local waters of southwest Florida.
- Experience working with faculty, staff and students on research projects in water (boat-based) and laboratory settings.
- Experience creating standard operating procedures, guidelines, and safety protocols.
- Experience training and leading the work of others.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of the use and maintenance of laboratory facilities and/or equipment.
- Knowledge of laboratory and experimental protocols and procedures.
- Knowledge of inventory control principles and methods.
- Knowledge of applicable safety standards, guidelines, and protocols.
- Knowledge of Standard Methods for the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Methods, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, or American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.
- Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills and an ability to prioritize and complete simultaneous projects within deadlines.
- Ability to maintain records and perform advanced mathematical calculations.
- Ability to work successfully as both a member of a team and independently with minimal supervision.
- Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse group of faculty, students, and staff.
- Ability to deliver effective presentations to large and small audiences.
- Ability to prepare and set-up appropriate laboratory materials and equipment for various laboratory activities.
- Ability to utilize, calibrate, configure and/or troubleshoot laboratory equipment and instruments.
Performs other job related duties as assigned by supervisor
Salary is: $40,000.00 - $45,000.00
FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.