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Laboratory Manager (23 hours per week)

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Work type: Academic Staff - 12 Month Renewable
Location: Platteville
Categories: Office and Administrative, Student Services

Position Summary:

The Chemistry department within the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (EMS) at UW-Platteville invites applications for part-time Laboratory Manager. The Laboratory Manager directs the technical activities, operations, planning, and policy development of a lab, including coordinating the activities of multiple, complex projects and staff to ensure quality control and compliance with regulations.

The Laboratory Manager is responsible for ensuring efficient lab operations which include setting-up labs and classroom demonstrations, ordering supplies, maintaining chemistry inventory and safety protocols, and training lab assistants. 

This is a 57.5% (23 hours per week) position and is benefit and paid leave eligible pro-rated based on appointment percentage.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage chemicals and laboratory equipment for introductory and advanced chemistry laboratory classes. Ensure orderly set-ups. Maintain records of chemical and equipment requirements.
  • Prepare chemical solutions and unknowns as directed.
  • Set-up classroom demonstrations for use in lecture and laboratory as requested and assist with demonstrations as requested.
  • Provide support for research projects.
  • Maintain the hazardous waste collection system for the Department.
  • Maintain chemical inventory, to include logging chemicals into the Chemistry Inventory MSDSOnline eBinder.
  • Monitor and perform appropriate periodic checks of safety equipment.
  • Investigation of new or improved equipment for chemistry experiments and lecture demonstrations.
  • Assist student projects sponsored by the Alchemist Club.
  • Prepare materials for faculty who volunteer for service projects.
  • Train and supervise student staff.
  • Clean and maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Order chemicals and laboratory supplies.
  • Other duties as assigned, within the scope of responsibility and skill required for the job.
  • Identifies, proposes, and implements new or revised unit operational policies and procedures in alignment with strategic initiatives and objectives
  • Serves as the unit liaison to internal and external stakeholder groups providing information, making recommendations to leadership, and representing the interests of the unit
  • Directs and supervises the day-to-day laboratory operations, quality control programs, and/or staff of a work unit to ensure compliance with organization and regulatory agency standards
  • Monitors program budgets and expenditures
  • Develops and facilitates trainings regarding scientific experimentation, technical procedures, and equipment operations to various audiences

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, or closely related field.
  • Minimum of two years related lab experience required.
  • Requires a professional who is detail-oriented, and organized.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Access, Excel, and Word required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with MSDSOnline Chemical Inventory System preferred.

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: October 2, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

June Li, Department Chair

608-342-1498

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

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