Laboratory Manager I
Position Summary: Position entails coordinating day to day operation of the Crop Quality Laboratory. Conduct analysis of specialty crops (onions, grapes, olives, etc.) using analytical equipment, including: GC, HPLC, spectrophotometers, and wet chemistry techniques. Ensure all analyses are conducted promptly and accurately, and results are reported in a timely manner. Log in samples and ensure that they are properly stored and analyzed within the allowable holding times. Prepare and homogenize samples for analysis by pressing, drying, grinding, and subsampling. Compile results, create reports, and ensure QC criteria are met for all analysis. Supervise employees and student workers on a daily basis. Responsibilities will also include training, coordinating work flow, assigning duties, and providing oversight on tasks. Assist with the preparation of research reports, development of standard operating procedures (SOPs) and implementation of a quality assurance program. Perform general maintenance and troubleshoot instrumentation issues within the laboratory. Manage the laboratory supplies and keep the lab compliant with safety regulations. Respond to client inquiries pertaining to services offered and sampling protocols/handling.
Responsibilities: Coordinate day to day operations of the Crop Quality laboratory. Ensure all results are accurate and completed within expected turnaround time. Compile results, create reports, and ensure QC criteria are met for all analysis.
Qualifications: Bachelors degree and 4 years experience or equivalent combination required. Specialty certification may be required. Masters degree preferred Area-specific certification (i.e.; SCUBA) and training may be required. Other training will be provided as appropriate (i.e.; UGA HazMat training and/or Radiation Worker).
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
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