Loyola University Chicago’s (LUC) School of
Environmental Sustainability (SES) invites applications
for a full-time Analytical Laboratory Manager staff position
beginning in September 2021. The SES seeks to diversify
its staff and is particularly encouraging underrepresented
minorities, women, and people with disabilities to apply. We are
seeking candidates who can manage laboratory safety and compliance
in two shared research labs and two shared teaching labs, run and
maintain analytical instruments in these labs, and train faculty
and students on the use and care of the instruments.
Technical expertise in laboratory safety and the use and
maintenance of analytical instrumentation are required.
Experiential expertise in measurements of air, water and soil
chemistry including nutrients and pollutants are all
desirable. Preferred applicants will be motivated to advance
the SES mission.
Duties & Responsibilities:
The School of Environmental Sustainability seeks an engaged and
experienced Analytical Lab Manager to coordinate research and
laboratory teaching activities in our shared research and teaching
facilities including laboratory safety and compliance, maintaining
analytical instrumentation, and training faculty and students on
the use of analytical instruments. The position will report
directly to the Dean and will work closely with research and
teaching faculty. Specific duties of the position include:
- Lab Safety and Compliance – Working
directly with the office of the VP for Research to follow all
laboratory safety protocols. Enrolling all PIs and student
researchers in annual lab safety training and refresher courses,
updating chemical and biohazardous materials inventories, managing
hazmat waste inventories and scheduling waste pick-ups.
Reporting any problems or concerns to the Dean.
- Analytical Instrumentation Maintenance –
Maintenance, repair, and calibration of over $2.5M of analytical
instruments shared by SES researchers for measuring
nutrients, toxins and greenhouses gases in air, water, soil, and
plant samples, as well as human urine and blood samples. Analytical
instrumentation includes Perkin Elmer ICP-MS,
Agilent HPLC-MS, Thermo Carbon Nitrogen Analyzer, Shimadzu GC
– greenhouse gas analysis, Shimadzu TOC analyzer,
Lachat Quikchem Nutrients Analyzer Triple Quadrupole GC/MS/MS,
various scales, incubators, drying ovens and muffle furnaces.
The Analytical Lab Manager will schedule the use of shared
instruments for classes and research.
- Managing Shared Laboratory Space – In
shared research and shared teaching labs, keeping track of space
utilization, facilitating the use of shared space most efficiently
and effectively, implementing standard operating procedures for the
use of shared space and instruments, organizing the flow of work in
sample processing, maintaining order, cleanliness and safety in all
- Instrumentation-Use Training – Training
of faculty, graduate and undergraduate students on the proper use
of instruments in research, and how to interpret results.
Conducting analysis of samples for SES faculty PIs, and
conducting demonstration laboratory analyses for some classes.
- Formal Teaching – An option for this
position, depending on the candidate’s qualifications, includes
teaching an environmental chemistry course with a lab component for
advanced undergraduate and graduate students.
Minimum Education and/or Work Experience:
Master’s degree supplemented with 3 – 5 years of related
experience in a research or science lab. A Ph.D. of highest
terminal degree is preferred.
Qualified candidates, please apply directly on the Loyola
Careers Website: https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/16956
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative
Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission
and diversifying our faculty and staff. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion (except where religion is a bona fide occupational
qualification for the job), national origin, sex, age, disability,
marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected
veteran status or any other factor protected by law.
Loyola University Chicago is an Equal Opportunity Employer.