Lab Manager

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Job Title: Lab Manager
Location: Clayton State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 217187
Job Summary A full time laboratory manager is needed to maintain the safety and operation of the laboratory space, teaching and research, of the Department of Chemistry and Physics. The department offers over 30 sections of laboratory courses each semester. These laboratory sections range from the introductory level, CHEM 1XXX to the upper level CHEM 4XXX. It is the responsibility of the Laboratory Manager to coordinate with all faculty teaching theses labs to assess and order all chemicals and equipment needed. In addition, the LM must track all chemical received and dispose of all chemicals per the various regulations of state or federal guidelines. The current inventory tracked is over 1700 chemicals. The LM must be versed in the safety regulations at the federal and state level. The LM is responsible for arranging all training of faculty and staff with regards to safety protocols in the labs and required certification of faculty and staff. The LM must have procurement and budget skills and working knowledge in the chemical tracking software Chematix.

Responsibilities Manage, supervise, and train lab technicians and students workers. Diagnose laboratory instrumentation malfunction and repair or coordinate service and repair from outside vendors.Advise and assist faculty with research, waste management, and technical issues concerning research protocols.Train new faculty and research students in the proper use of lab equipment.Assist faculty to test, verify and improve experimental protocols for teaching labs.Prepare advanced teaching labs or other labs as necessary.Write up and manage laboratory technician prep schedule for the teaching labs.Track, receive, and check orders for research and teaching labs.Perform the biannual chemical inventory and annual equipment inventory for the department and submit to department chair and EHS/Property Risk Coordinator.Train laboratory technicians, student workers, and research students on lab safety requirements and waste disposal protocols.Identify chemicals and supplies needed for all labs each semester and submit orders to department chair for approval. Place orders once approval is achieved.Write, review, and implement laboratory safety protocols.Write standard operating procedures for hazardous waste storage, disposal, and safety issues.Manage collection and appropriate storage of chemical hazardous waste in the labs, arrange for pick up and disposal of waste as appropriate.Manage and maintain all Safety Data Sheets (SDS) for Department.Assist Department chair with budget management.

Required Qualifications Earned a graduate degree in Chemistry (graduate school candidates near to completion will be considered).

Supervisory experience and excellent organizational skills

At least 3 years of experience with chemistry and physics laboratory operations.

Experience with the use and operation of chemistry and physics equipment/instrumentation

Abundant experience with standard laboratory protocols in chemistry.

Knowledge of and experience with standard laboratory safety procedures.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Knowledge of and experience with standard chemical and/or biological waste disposal procedures.

Knowledge of EPA and OSHA guidelines pertaining to laboratory policies and procedures.

Experience with chemical inventory software preferred, CHEMATIX is used by the department.

About Us

Located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, Clayton State University offers employees a diverse environment which fosters both professional and personal development. The university is committed to cultivating an environment of engaged, experienced-based learning, enriched by active community service. Clayton State offers multiple Bachelor and Master Degree programs which currently enrolls over 6,900 students in challenging campus and on-line courses.

The campus is situated just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta on 214 beautiful acres, making access to the metropolitan area a breeze. We’ve been named a Top Workplace in Atlanta by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution for six consecutive years. And we also were named one of 79 higher education institutions across the nation in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of 2017 Great Colleges to Work For.

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Clayton State University, as determined by Clayton State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Clayton State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Clayton State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at: (678) 466-5445.




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Posted: 9/18/2019
Application Due: 12/17/2019
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