Chemistry Teaching Labs Coordinator
Chemistry Teaching Labs Coordinator
Job no: 527387
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Department: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Compensation Band: OS-OA05-Fiscal Year 2020-2021
FTE: 0.5 -1.0
Application Review Begins
May 11, 2021; position open until filled.
Special Instructions to Applicants
To ensure consideration, please upload the following with your online application by the review date:
- A resume of your professional work experience and
- A cover letter highlighting how your knowledge, skills, and
experience qualify you for the requirements, competencies, and if
applicable, preferred qualifications outlined in the job
- Contributions to equity and inclusion statement
Please note, as part of the application process, you will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three professional references.
The UO Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers undergraduate major and minor degrees in chemistry and biochemistry, and graduate degrees at the masters and PhD level. A unique strength of our program is its interdisciplinary approach to research and teaching. Chemical scientists may be interested in the Institute of Molecular Biology, the Institute of Theoretical Science, the Materials Science Institute, the Oregon Center for Optics, and the programs in cell biology and in molecular synthesis, structure, and dynamics.
The Chemistry Teaching Labs Coordinator supports the educational mission of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry by managing detailed activities associated with the physical preparation of all teaching laboratory courses offered by the department. This position prepares a large variety of experiments for each laboratory course each day and responds to faculty and student needs for solutions, supplies, apparatus, and instrumentation as they arise during each laboratory session.
Additional responsibilities include identifying and assessing chemical hazards, risks, and exposure, minimizing personal exposure to unsafe environments, and providing for the safe collection, labeling, disposal, and transfer of hazardous wastes. This position works with the Department Head and Administrative Director to develop and manage a budget for the chemistry teaching labs program, and also facilitates and participates in the grant proposal process.
The Chemistry Teaching Labs Coordinator supervises multiple chemistry laboratory preparators and also hires and supervises the daily activities of student employees.
- Bachelor's degree in chemistry or related field
- One year of supervisory/leadership experience
- Advanced skills in organization, especially in dynamic
- Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and
in writing, with a diverse population
- Demonstrated knowledge of fiduciary controls, cost reporting,
- Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory safety regulations and
compliance, environmental hazards, safety audits, risk assessments,
accident investigations, and emergency action plans
- Familiarity with equipment and instrument maintenance, repairs,
- Familiarity with inventorying equipment, chemicals, radioactive
sources, and keeping pertinent equipment maintenance and inspection
- Proficiency with basic computer software such as Microsoft Word
- Familiarity with both Macintosh and Windows operating
- Theoretical and working knowledge of the use of balances,
stirrers, pH meters, regulators, volt-meters, spectrophotometers,
GCs, FTIRs, and other laboratory equipment
- Ability to learn new skills quickly and adapt well to
- Ability to assess situations independently and determine what
steps are required
- Five or more years of supervisory experience
- Experience in an industrial laboratory
FLSA Exempt: Yes
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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