The Manager, Research Laboratory manages the day-to-day operations of the research laboratory, to include maintenance and upkeep, in order to ensure an efficient and effective lab working environment.
• Formulates and implements short and long range goals for the operation of the laboratories.• Develops, implements, monitors and evaluates systems to evaluate current and projected laboratory services and productivity of the lab; implements laboratory policies and procedures and coordinates with research staff on issues which impact laboratory services.• Serves as a liaison between investigators, research personnel and staff to solve specific operating problems and improve technical activities.• Advises on technical procedures, techniques and equipment, and maintains conformance with specific operational standards; evaluates and recommends new techniques and/or technologies.• Maintains quality checks on safety of laboratories and insures maintenance of the facilities according to good laboratory practices; develops and implements quality assurance programs relating to calibration and maintenance of equipment.• Manages and coordinates the activities of a project(s) with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and resources.• Installs and maintains laboratory equipment in compliance with federal regulations.• Assures that the laboratory technicians are properly trained in standard operating procedures and equipment specific requirements.• Assists in the determination of fiscal requirements and in the preparation of budgetary recommendations.• Compiles and prepares reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends, and appropriate recommendations and conclusions. Specific Duties for the College of Arts & Sciences:
• Operate, Maintain, Repair, and instruct students, both graduate and undergraduate, in the proper operation of four departmental Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometers (NMR).• Operate, Maintain, Repair, and instruct students, both graduate and undergraduate, in the proper operation of all other departmental scientific instruments. This includes FTIR, HPLC, TGA, MP-AES, Fluoroscopy Spectrometers, UV-Vis Spectrometers, Dynamic Light Scattering Analyzer, and other common laboratory equipment found in chemistry labs.• Assist faculty and staff with instrument repairs in their personal research labs, and with equipment in lower level undergraduate teaching labs.• Work with CAS IT to troubleshoot networking and computer hardware connected to research instruments and equipment. Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry; Master’s preferred. At least three years relevant work experience. Professional experience running 1D and 2D NMR experiments (liquids, solids) at the level of reproducing acceptance test procedures and professional experience in electronic troubleshooting with an oscilloscope and other diagnostic equipment, at the level of tracking down faulty components in NMRs, Mass Spectrometers, and other research instruments preferred. Self-motivated to figure out and solve scientific instrument problems without needing frequent manufacturers’ onsite service. Apply online. Position # P00003081
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