Chemistry Teaching Labs Coordinator

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Chemistry Teaching Labs Coordinator

Job no: 527387
Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Chemistry

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

Internal Only

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 education
  • 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 posting.
  • 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.

    Department Summary
    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.

    Position Summary
    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.

    Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry or related field
  • One year of supervisory/leadership experience

    Professional Competencies
  • Advanced skills in organization, especially in dynamic environments
  • 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, and analysis
  • 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, and replacement
  • Familiarity with inventorying equipment, chemicals, radioactive sources, and keeping pertinent equipment maintenance and inspection logs
  • Proficiency with basic computer software such as Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with both Macintosh and Windows operating systems
  • 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 changes
  • Ability to assess situations independently and determine what steps are required

    Preferred Qualifications
  • 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

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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