Laboratory Supervisor, Chemistry

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Laboratory Supervisor, Chemistry

Department: STEM Chemistry

Location: Western Campus

Reports To: Associate Dean of STEM

Recruitment Type: External/Internal

Requisition ID: req996

Employment Type: Full-Time Support Staff


Union Position: Non-Union

Work Schedule: M-F 8:30 am - 5 pm

Number of Openings: 1

Job Description:


Supervises operations of unit by setting priorities and enforcing regulations, internal policies and procedures.


Supervises operations of unit by setting priorities and enforcing regulations, internal policies and proceduresDevelops materials and maintains lab equipment for instruction, demonstration and general laboratory useAssures all laboratory equipment and instrumentations are functioning properly and coordinates maintenance or repair as neededSelects, hires, trains, coaches, develops, and manages the performance of assigned staffPlans, organizes and implements procedures required to effectively operate the laboratory and maintain a high level of customer satisfactionMonitors unit workload to ensure equity and appropriate use of financial resourcesPrepares departmental budgets and assists with the annual budget planning processManages operational needs and monitors and controls expenses within the budgetCollaborates with College-wide committee(s) of peers to update and review lab safety guidelines and rulesReviews weekly inventory of supplies and orders as necessaryResearches and evaluates new equipment for purchase decisionsAssures that all personnel are following safety protocol in compliance with local/state/federal regulatory requirements, particularly while experiments are in progress Maintains accurate, and up to date Safety Data Sheets (SDS) in appropriate data bases as specified by the Compliance and Risk Management departmentCollaboratively assists faculty regarding laboratory preparationsCollaborates with faculty to coordinate and optimize laboratory facilitiesAssists with the planning and execution of the chemistry laboratories transition to the new STEM CenterPerforms other duties as assigned




Bachelor's degree in a Science-related field

Significant related experience may substitute for education

Minimum of two years of demonstrated experience in a science laboratory setting

Demonstrated experience supervising, planning, assigning, scheduling and ensuring the quality of the work of others

Demonstrated experience monitoring a business area’s budget

Demonstrated experience making sound decisions that affect a work unit or team

Demonstrated experience in a role requiring diverse problem solving methods in a variety of situations


Possess working knowledge of Chemistry concepts, practices, and procedures with the ability to use in varied situations as it pertains to the departmental focus

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

Ability to effectively completely work assignments independently

Possess excellent organizational and prioritization skills with demonstrated attention to detail

Ability to be creative and exercise initiative

Possess excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

Possess strong organizational and time-management skills

Ability to adjust to changing priorities and respond appropriately to deadlines

Ability to promote collaboration, teamwork, and involve all stakeholders in decision-making processes

Proven leadership skills and ability to foster a team environment and work collaboratively

Possess excellent customer service skills and proven ability to develop and sustain productive customer relationships

Critical thinker with ability to identify and implement efficiencies within daily operations

Demonstrated basic project management skills

Basic-level proficiency with Microsoft: Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Ability to work accurately with great attention to detail

Ability to confidentially and discreetly handle subject matters requiring privacy and sensitivity

Ability to collaborate, persuade, gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas on significant projects

Ability to develop and maintain relationships with key contacts to enhance work flow and quality

Possess sensitivity to respond appropriately to the needs of a diverse population



Service Focus Collaboration Quality of Work


Communication Time Utilization


Adaptability Continuous Improvement



Master’s Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or related field Demonstrated supervisory experience in a laboratory setting Demonstrated laboratory experience in an academic environment


(The demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

The work is performed in a normal, professional office environment; The work area is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated; The employee may sit comfortably to perform the duties of the job and may perform repetitive motions with hands/fingers using a computer mouse and keyboard to type. However, there will be walking; standing; bending; stooping; climbing stairs and ladders; and carrying of various items and equipment; Work may also require walking and standing in conjunction with travel to and attendance at meetings and conferences away from the worksite EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.

Special Note:

Special Instructions to Applicants: During the application process, you may be required to attach a cover letter and/or resume. It is recommended that you have these documents ready to be attached electronically to the online application. This system accepts only MS Word or PDF attachments. Any employment with the College is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.

Affirmative Action Statement: Cuyahoga Community College is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a qualified and diverse workforce. Cuyahoga Community College is an equal employment/educational opportunity institution.




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Posted: 3/6/2019
Application Due: 4/23/2019
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