Water Resource Laboratory Manager

Location
Villanova
Posted
May 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Water Resource Laboratory Manager

Posting Number: 20171326S

Position Type: Staff

Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants

Work Schedule: FT/12 Month

Department: 201-Dean-Engineering

Position Summary
Manages the Villanova Urban Stormwater Partnership (VUSP) Water Quality Laboratory. Performs a variety of research tasks in the context of the study of Urban Stormwater Management. Duties to include overseeing and performing laboratory analysis, training and supervising the student work force, maintenance of laboratory instrumentation, and prepping storm event sampling. The position is responsible for laboratory budgeting and planning for support of research grants.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervision of storm event preparation, laboratory testing, and lab equipment maintenance/operation.
  • Lead Safety Officer for Laboratory.
  • Laboratory management in terms of purchasing, budgeting, and planning future purchases.
  • Hiring and supervising the student workforce a. Supervising and training of graduate and undergraduate researchers for general testing, b. Coordinating the schedules and delegating duties to the undergraduates and graduates.
  • Editing and reviewing the QAPP, writing and editing SOPs, creating and maintaining organizational paperwork for samples and quality controls.
  • Maintaining and improving data management and storage.
  • Analyzing data to check for accuracy and improve methods for better results.
  • Assisting in the organizational needs of VUSP, including leading the organizing of events and tours on campus as well as assisting in all other VUSP outreach needs.
  • Perform additional duties and assist with projects as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry, environmental science, engineering or biology.
  • Experience with environmental/chemistry laboratory operations and analytical equipment.
  • One year related experience required.
  • Ability to communicate in written and verbal form.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Experience with operation and routine maintenance of analytical equipment used for measuring metals and nutrients in water (i.e. graphite furnace & flame atomic absorption spectrometer and discrete analyzers) is desirable.


Preferred Qualifications
Experience with operation and routine maintenance of analytical equipment used for measuring metals and nutrients in water (i.e. graphite furnace & flame atomic absorption spectrometer and discrete analyzers) is desirable.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours: Outdoor field sites during rain events. Exposure to certain hazardous chemicals and at times to strong magnetic field. Water quality laboratory equipment. Minor lifting required.

Special Message to Applicants


Posting Date: 04/12/2017

Closing Date (12am ET):

Open Until Filled:

Salary Posting Information: Commensurate with experience.

Salary Band: I

Job Classification: Non-Exempt

To apply, visit: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/11372

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values. Villanova University is committed to providing leadership in the attainment of equal employment for all individuals. It is the policy and practice of Villanova University to recruit and select applicants on the basis of their qualifications and abilities. This effort is in compliance with all federal and state laws, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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