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Laboratory Manager

University of Connecticut   Storrs, CT   Full-time     Management
Posted on November 8, 2022
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JOB SUMMARY

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Biological Sciences seeks applicants for a full-time Laboratory Manager. The incumbent will provide hands-on supervisory and technical support, coordination, and day-to-day management for the undergraduate Biology (BIOL) 1000 laboratories. This position will supervise 5 lab technicians currently supporting BIOL 1002, 1007, 1008, and 1110.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervises the work of assigned personnel, including assigning and reviewing work, providing guidance, and conducting performance evaluations.
  • Sets work schedules and assigns to specific courses.
  • Works with course teaching assistants (TAs).
  • Works with departments and biological sciences coordinator to meet TA staffing needs (TAs are hired by departments, but their teaching assignments are with the BIOL 1000s).
  • Holds TA meetings to coordinate upcoming experiments and provide training in consultation and collaboration with the course instructor.
  • Works with departments to resolve TA problems (bringing problems to their department’s attention and providing feedback). 
  • Assists faculty in designing lab experiments. Develops and pre-tests lab experiments and analyzes procedures for intended results.
  • Assigns and coordinates the use of all lab equipment and supplies for all assigned courses.
  • Provides the course instructor with feedback about the effectiveness of lab experiments. Makes modifications as appropriate in consultation and collaboration with the course instructor.
  • Purchases and orders all laboratory equipment and supplies, processes necessary paperwork, and maintains appropriate records.
  • Prepares budget requests for supplies and equipment.
  • Maintains, monitors, and ensures proper security of laboratory equipment, oversees the maintenance of equipment, and performs minor repairs.
  • Develops and implements safety protocols consistent with EHS requirements.
  • Assists in administrative planning, development, and evaluation of policies and procedures.
  • Performs related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master's degree in Biological Sciences or a related field
  • 6 years of related experience
  • Demonstrated management experience
  • Breadth of knowledge across biological fields
  • Ability to engage, connect, and work with diverse student, administrative, and faculty populations and provide a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an educational setting

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences or related field
  • Experience in higher education

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with successful candidate's background and experience. Other rights, terms, and conditions of employment are contained in the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Connecticut and the University of Connecticut Professional Employees Association (UCPEA).

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #496987 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on November 24, 2022. 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.