Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit
university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic
shoreline community of Fairfield, CT. The University is comprised
of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students
pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and
Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of
Engineering, The Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health
Studies, and School of Education and Human Development. As an
expression of our Jesuit, Catholic mission and identity, Fairfield
embraces a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging
critical thinking, cultivating free and open inquiry, and fostering
ethical and religious values.
The Lab Supervisor oversees the lab preparation for all
microbiology and organismal biology labs in the biology curriculum,
including lab planning in consultation with faculty, training and
supervision of student lab assistants, preparation of reagents,
set-up and break-down of supplies and equipment, care of the
Biology department animals and any activities related to the
ongoing operation of the labs. Labs will include the areas of
microbiology, anatomy and physiology, ecology, and zoology.
Responsibilities will also include instruction of one lab section
each semester. (An option without teaching will be
-Master’s Degree in Biology is required. (Bachelor’s Degree in
Biology and equivalent experience is sufficient for the
-A minimum of 1-2 years of experience working in a biology
laboratory, academic setting, or similar environment is
-Training in microbiology techniques and methodology is required,
in addition to strong verbal and written communication skills,
solid analytical skills, knowledge of statistics and research
design, computer proficiency, and some supervisory experience.
Familiarity with field biology methods, specimen identification and
basic molecular methods, such as PCR is preferred.
*Duties may be changed and/or be added at any time.
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