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Lab Supervisor

Fairfield University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 10, 2023
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.

Job Description:

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 considered.)


-Master’s Degree in Biology is required. (Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and equivalent experience is sufficient for the non-teaching option.)

-A minimum of 1-2 years of experience working in a biology laboratory, academic setting, or similar environment is required.

-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.


Academic - Admin

Performs such other duties, responsibilities, and activities as required by supervisor and as departmental/University needs indicate.


The above information indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain and should not be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, activities, and/or qualifications required or expected of employees assigned to this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change and new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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