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Laboratory Manager

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 23, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Laboratory Manager

Position Number: 02058669

Introduction (Description of School/College/Dept/Program)
The Chemistry Department is large, complex, dynamic, and very productive with an annual budget of approximately $4.2 M including grants from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health, Department of Energy, etc. It consists of 18 faculty, 4 academic staff, 6 classified staff, 3 postdocs/research associates, approximately 60 graduate students and a varying number of undergraduate teaching assistants. The Chemistry & Biochemistry Department offers five undergraduate degrees, two M.S. degrees and a PhD with a significant international student population.

Job Summary
Reporting to the Department Administrator, the Laboratory Manager coordinates and oversees the daily operation of the teaching laboratories for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. This position supervises the tasks of two laboratory technicians and works closely with the Course Instructors, the Department Administrator, the Department Chair, and the Department Safety Committee to ensure the safety of the labs, efficiency of lab operations, and effectiveness of lab instructional activities. This position is also directly responsible for technical lab support of the General Chemistry classes. The individual in this position also serves on the Chemistry and Biochemistry Safety Committee and Instrumentation Committee.

Goals and Worker Activities/Functions:
  • Lab Support and Safety
  • Supervisory
  • Miscellaneous Duties

  • Knowledge of University Work Rules.
  • Provide courteous professional customer service to campus and non-campus clientele.
  • Skill in computer use to obtain information from the internet.
  • Ability to learn and use e-mail effectively

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or related field from an accredited institution
  • Chemical laboratory experience in laboratory terminology, principles of laboratory instrument techniques and laboratory safety
  • Knowledge of general supervisory practices and techniques
  • Ability to lift packages up to forty (40) pounds

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of computer operations sufficient to operate chemical inventory software, access and download Safety Data Sheets, and communicate effectively through email.
  • Ability to independently prioritize work to meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with faculty, staff, students, and the general public.
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills, independent judgement and initiative, excellent writing skills, solid analytical skills, and proficient problem-solving ability with high attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of common software packages such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • College level courses in Physical, Analytical, and Organic Chemistry.

Application Instructions
All applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications.

Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. Applicants must submit: 1) a Cover Letter; 2) a Resume 3) Names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Your cover letter and resume must address your qualifications, experience, and knowledge as it specifically relates to the minimum and preferred qualifications of the position as well as why you are interested in applying for this position.

In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate’s application materials whether they meet any of the qualifications, they will be evaluated as not meeting them.

This is a continuous recruitment with an initial review date of 06/05/2024. To ensure consideration, applications must be submitted by 06/04/2024. Applications submitted after 06/04/2024 may not be reviewed.
Application Notes
For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.
Legal Notices AA/EO Statement

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Reasonable Accommodations

UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials

UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin’s Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin’s Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC and Reference Check Policy

Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

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For the UWM Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see, or call UWM’s Dean of Students Office, Student Union 345 at (414) 229-4632 for a paper copy.

Employment Authorization

In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
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