Drew University is seeking a Chemistry Operations and Instructional Support Manager in the Chemistry Department. This role will provide technical, organizational, and instructional support to the chemistry laboratory program, including overseeing stockroom personnel and student workers, and will be responsible for facilitating the smooth functioning of the laboratories in the Chemistry Department.
This is a full-time, exempt 12-month position with the expectation of at least one evening per week to support evening labs when necessary. The anticipated start date for this position is June 1, 2019. Reports to the Chemistry Department Chair.
Duties of this position include
Overseeing stockroom personnel including mentoring student workers, supervising and monitoring their work, and providing feedback for on campus internship requirements
Maintaining a stockroom, ordering lab supplies and materials, obtaining price quotes
Maintaining chemical and equipment inventory
Managing hazardous waste
Maintaining records of lab preparation and stockroom procedures
Preparing solutions & setting up and cleaning up after laboratory experiments
Coordinating with faculty regarding idiosyncrasies of each experiment
Maintenance of lab equipment and instrumentation in consultation with faculty, including handling cryogens and compressed gases
Maintaining safety equipment and ensuring compliance with state, local, EPA, and OSHA guidelines
Assisting instructors in maintaining a safe laboratory environment
Responding to faculty and research student requests
Additional related tasks as needed, including working with faculty in planning for new instrumentation, experiments, and laboratories.
Required Skills & Abilities:
This role requires good judgment, initiative, resourcefulness, leadership capability, effective planning, organizational skills, the ability to communicate effectively, and accommodate & work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and students to build and maintain positive and productive relationships.
This position requires the ability to frequently walk and use hands to handle laboratory equipment, to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodations. Smell is also common in the laboratory setting.
Education and Experience:
Undergraduate degree in Chemistry or related field.
Successful completion of courses and associated laboratory sessions in: general chemistry (1 year), organic chemistry (1 year), and analytical chemistry (1 semester)
Requires 40 hour HAZWOPER training for hazardous spill evaluation & cleanup and Chemical Hygiene training for up-to-date chemical storage regimes. (Provided as necessary)
Supervisory experience in a laboratory or chemical stockroom; experience and comfort level working in chemistry labs;
Experience with purchasing procedures; knowledge of, or experience with, maintaining an inventory of chemicals and equipment; demonstrated ability to prepare a budget for equipment and supplies
Proficiency in the use of computer software including spreadsheets, accounting and word processing software, and accessing information online
Experience with large-scale solution and reagent preparation; knowledge of and experience with hazardous waste management, including OSHA and related safety regulations and procedures with respect to chemistry laboratories and stockrooms; knowledge of and experience with equipment / instrument maintenance for equipment such as analytical balances, GC, HPLC, FT-IR,UV-vis and NMR Spectrometers
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Contact information of 2 professional references (or as specified by the Hiring Manager)
About Drew University:
Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines.
Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures. Students regularly connect with local communities, and because of our proximity to New York City, we are home to multiple New York Semester experiences for our undergraduate students: Wall Street, United Nations, Contemporary Art, Communications and Media, Social Entrepreneurship, and New York Theatre. The University also houses the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti, the Center for Global Education, the Center for Civic Engagement, the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, and the United Methodist Archives and History Center. Drew also recently received a multi-year grant to transform teaching and learning in the humanities by incorporating emerging digital technologies, methods, and pedagogies.
To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. These positions are subject to a background check.
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About Drew University
Drew University's highest priority is excellence in liberal education in a changing world environment. This priority guides the planning, implementing, and evaluating of the programs and activities of the University as well as the stewardship of its varied resources.