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Faculty - Chemistry/Lab Manager

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The School of Arts and Sciences seeks a full-time, 12-month faculty member in the role of Chemistry Lab Manager and Faculty Associate in Chemistry to prepare chemicals and equipment, manage student workers, and deliver high quality learning experiences in undergraduate Chemistry lab courses. The faculty member will work collaboratively with colleagues across the University as well as with the Dean of Arts & Sciences. The selected candidate will have responsibilities teaching one undergraduate Chemistry lab course per semester in addition to other administrative tasks. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.


• Ensures all lab users comply with all relevant aspects of health & safety
• Orders chemicals, supplies, and equipment for scheduled chemistry labs for approximately 1,000 students
• Prepares and sets up reagents and materials for scheduled Basic Chemistry, Chemical Principles, Organic Chemistry and upper-level chemistry labs
• Ensures proper storage of chemicals for safety compliance according to government regulations
• Monitors waste collection for chemistry labs; ensures proper labeling of waste; relocates waste from labs to temporary storage
• Interfaces effectively, develops recommendations, and collaborates with the University Director of Environmental Health and Safety to improve lab operations (re: SDS sheets, safety training for student workers and new faculty, and other regulations, etc.)
• Communicates with Facilities to insure prompt attention to needed repairs or maintenance (e.g., plumbing, doors, etc.)
• Works with the Laboratory Instrumentation Specialist to ensure equipment maintained and repaired
• Manages assignment of course drawers; supervise drawer equipment stocking to support scheduled labs each semester
• Orients, coordinates, trains, and supervises undergraduate and graduate lab assistants
• Works effectively with Administrators, Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Lab Instructors, and Chemistry Lab Assistants to ensure smooth and efficient organization and operation of chemistry labs
• Maintains inventory of laboratory supplies and chemicals
• Submits purchasing orders, communicates with Dean on budget status each semester, and requests capital purchasing orders as needed
• Supports incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum, as well as co-curricular experiences, to broaden the education of students and expand their knowledge of health disparities
• Hires, trains, and supervises student Chemistry Lab Assistants
• Attends Open Houses and participates in marketing activities as needed, understanding that the labs are a recruiting tool for the University
• Teaches one lab course per semester of 16 students or fewer
• Assumes other duties as requested by the Dean


• M.S. degree in Chemistry or related discipline
• Experience with duties of chemistry lab manager (including purchasing, inventory, waste disposal and staff supervision experience); 3 years’ experience preferred
• Experience teaching undergraduate laboratory sections in-person; 3 years preferred
• Exceptional organizational and communication skills
• Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory safety regulations and procedures
• Ability to adjust quickly to changes in workflow and adapt to the needs of different labs and lab coordinators
• Ability to work independently as well as operate collegially as a team player with a wide range of parties including students, faculty, and administration/staff
• Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment


Physical Requirements:
• Work requires using and preparing chemicals typical in an undergraduate chemistry lab
• Work requires sitting, standing and walking as part of classroom instruction.
• Must be able to use technology, such as typing and manipulating a mouse/mouse pad
• Must be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.


Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae/resume. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to reference checks and a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.


About Us
Established in 1823, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (MCPHS) is the oldest institution of higher education in Boston, a city that is home to many of the world’s top universities and healthcare institutions. We are one of the largest and most highly-ranked schools for health- and life-sciences, and our alumni and faculty continually distinguish themselves in healthcare settings around the globe. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston’s Longwood Medical and Academic Area (LMA), downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Our vision is to empower our Community to create a healthier, more equitable world, which we strive to achieve through our strategic priorities of collaboration, inclusion, success, sustainability, planning, and support.


We offer competitive salaries and excellent benefits that include a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical, vision, and dental insurance, generous time off, retirement and pension plans, and flexible work arrangements to

support work/life balance for our employees while supporting the MCPHS strategic plan.


MCPHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates a diverse community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any characteristic protected by law.


Our Core Values —integrity, community, inclusion, collaboration, support, innovation – qualities that energize our culture. At MCPHS, we appreciate the importance of creating an environment where everyone feels included and valued. Each of our Community members’ unique experiences and perspectives adds value to our ability to create and deliver the best education, academic service, and employee experience possible. We recognize that all community members must feel empowered to do their best work and bring great ideas to fruition.

We are proud of our 200-year legacy of leadership in education, scholarship, and service, and we are a future-focused institution. We are committed to innovation with purpose, expanding our horizons and our campuses with a balanced and responsible strategy for growth. Talented people will always play a vital role in our future, and we value individuals who can adapt to new ways of thinking and working.

We attract talented applicants because we promote opportunities to work collaboratively, exchange ideas, and invigorate the thinking, projects, and possibilities going on all around us. As part of our culture, employees are guided by individual autonomy and initiative and we encourage employees to collaborate and work inter-functionally across our three campuses.

Passion to improve the future of healthcare is a core unifying value of MCPHS culture. That’s why we attract and retain highly motivated individuals who share our vision and are energized by the opportunities we create here. We strive to keep MCPHS one of the most dynamic, evolving, and relevant institutions of its kind—a place to build your knowledge and skills, grow a network of peers, and contribute to educating and supporting future healthcare leaders. 

The benefits of working at MCPHS. At Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, we recognize the importance of a rewarding career. We are proud to offer competitive benefits to assist you with your financial, physical, and emotional well-being.  Here, full-time employees receive a total compensation package that includes substantial contributions toward medical and dental insurance premiums, retirement plans, including a 401(a)-pension plan, as well as generous time away from work.

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