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Manager of Biology Laboratories and Safety 999475

Xavier University
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 17, 2024

Xavier University's Department of Biology invites applications for the position of Manager, Biology Laboratories and Safety (BLS). The Manager of BLS provides academically informed technical assistance to the Biology Department in order to ensure the successful teaching of laboratory courses, as well as faculty research, and related duties as needed.

The Manager of BLS collaborates with and provides appropriate support to faculty and other department personnel for instructional and research laboratories, preparing solutions and specimens, overseeing their deployment to and removal from curricular labs. They also screen, hire, train, supervise and review student employees to assist in these tasks and in inventory management. Additionally, this person helps to manage the day-to-day operations of the Department of Biology, ordering of all preparatory, instructional and research laboratory supplies, arranging for equipment maintenance and maintaining of all inventories, as well as eventual disposal of assets. Finally, this person provides Environmental, Health and Safety support for the department, monitoring laboratory safety, chemical hazards, proper labeling, storage and waste precautions. Detailed record keeping and organizational skills are necessary.

Qualifications include:
  • Bachelor’s degree in the biological or chemical sciences.
  • At least 1 year relevant work experience (more preferred); 2 years of student worker experience will count as 1 full year of experience.
  • The ability to work independently, creatively and collaboratively in an organized manner.
  • The ability to prepare chemical solutions and sterile media.
  • The ability to use computerized systems of inventory, ordering and expense tracking; climb stairs; kneel, squat and lift up to 30 lbs.
Flexible hours available, though daily morning and afternoon presence required during the academic year.

Xavier University is part of the 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts and is strongly committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity. These values are central to our mission. We strive for a climate of respect and inclusiveness that welcomes and supports members from diverse backgrounds and life experiences, is committed unreservedly to open and free inquiry, and deliberately seeks out multiple perspectives.

The Biology Department is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment. We welcome a broad spectrum of candidates, and particularly invite applications from women, ethnic and racial minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, skin color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

To ensure consideration, qualified/interested applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references on Xavier’s website.

Review of applications will start on June 3, 2024 . Applications will be accepted until the position closes at the University’s discretion.


Xavier University offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options to mee the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and employment class.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Tax advantaged accounts including health savings account, flexible spending accounts, and dependent care account.
  • Financial security via life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, and holidays.
  • Tuition remission for employees and their eligible dependents.

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