Teaching Lab Manager - Botany

May 15, 2018
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Teaching Lab Manager - Botany

Position Category: Staff - Full-Time

Utah Valley University is searching for a Teaching Lab Manager for Botany in the Biology Department. This position organizes and maintains facilities and equipment for laboratory and field courses. Orders, procures and prepares supplies, materials, and solutions for laboratory and field courses. Identifies, selects, and makes hiring recommendations for adjunct laboratory instructors and student assistants. Trains and supervises laboratory personnel. Teaches laboratory and field courses in area(s) of expertise as assigned by Chair.

Required Qualifications:
Graduation from a regionally accredited institution with an appropriate degree in a related field to the coursework being taught; or, a related combination of education and experience totaling six years.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of botanical field and laboratory protocols, procedures, and practices. * Knowledge of safety standards for botanical field work and the use of laboratory equipment, facilities, and supplies.
  • Knowledge of receiving and storage procedures for laboratory materials and supplies.
  • Skill in providing guidance and instruction in field and laboratory protocols and in the safe use of laboratory/field equipment and safe conduct of laboratory/field inquiries.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • Ability to communicate information in a manner easily understood by students.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or hazard control standards.

Preferred Qualifications:
M.Sc. or higher degree in Botany, Biology or a related field. A B.Sc. with relevant experience may be considered.

Physical Requirements:
Physical ability to perform manual work including standing, walking, lifting, bending, and related activities.
Be able to lift up to 25 pounds.

Benefits Summary:
UVU offers an excellent benefits package which includes a generous leave policy, 12 paid holidays, affordable medical and dental insurance options, life and AD&D insurance, tuition waiver (undergraduate resident) for employee and dependents and substantial employer contribution to a retirement plan.

FLSA: Exempt

Pay Range: $43,811 - $58,414

Advertisement Number: STA78018 Biology Staff 06/15/2018
Open Date: 05/14/2018
Review Start Date: 05/17/2018
Close Date: 6/15/2018
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicant: Priority consideration will be given to those applicants who apply on or before the “Review Start Date." This job advertisement may close at any time after the review date. Please list a minimum of three references. References may be contacted at some point during the screening and selection process for a letter of recommendation. A valid Utah Driver License required.

To apply, visit: https://www.uvu.jobs/postings/6669

Employment decisions are made on the basis of an applicant’s qualifications and ability to perform the job without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 and over), disability, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or other bases protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.