St. Louis College of Pharmacy is seeking a lab materials manager. This position works closely with chemistry faculty to prepare all sections of chemistry teaching laboratories and is responsible for managing lab supplies, preparing solutions, and properly storing all chemicals and equipment. The person in this role also serves as a lab instructor for one section each semester. In addition, this person is responsible for hiring, scheduling, and training of student laboratory assistants and/or student teaching assistants for all chemistry laboratory areas and sections of teaching labs. Position is a full-time staff position during the academic year, approximately one week before the fall semester starts until approximately one week after the spring semester ends.
Major Duties & Responsibilities
Laboratory materials and preparation
Maintain laboratory inventory of equipment, chemicals, and other supplies and materials.
Provide proper storage and organization of equipment, chemicals, and other supplies and materials.
Properly submit appropriate requests to purchase laboratory supplies and equipment, as needed.
Ensure that laboratory equipment is maintained in good working order.
Coordinate setup, take down, and cleanup of laboratory exercises.
Laboratory environment and safety
Work with personnel in the Office of Emergency Management/Environmental Health and Safety (OEMEHS) to develop hazard assessments, to develop standard operating procedures (SOPs), and to ensure compliance with EPA and OSHA standards.
Submit requests to the Office of Facilities to maintain a safe, clean, and functional physical environment in the laboratories.
Ensure that all Safety Data Sheets (SDS) are up to date, if applicable.
Serve as primary safety officer, encouraging proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE), proper handling of chemicals, and proper handling of glassware, if applicable.
Work with personnel in the OEMEHS to properly dispose of all regulated waste, including chemicals and other hazardous materials generated in the laboratories.
Follow published guidelines for reporting laboratory emergencies and injuries. Work with other lab materials managers and OEMEHS to update guidelines, as needed.
Lab personnel and training
Coordinate the hiring, payroll approval, and scheduling of student laboratory assistants (who help to prepare equipment, chemicals, and other materials for use) and student teaching assistants (who assist faculty with teaching the laboratory sections).
Provide periodic safety training for all student lab assistants and teaching assistants.
Provide weekly reviews of each experiment for teaching assistants, as needed
Teach one (1) section of laboratory each semester. Report grades as required by the faculty lab coordinator.
Provide three (3) office hours per week for students in assigned office space.
May teach up to two (2) additional sections of laboratory each semester for additional remuneration, depending on needs of department. These sections are likely to result in time outside of a normal work schedule required for the full-time responsibilities of this position.
Attend Basic Sciences department meetings.
Provide assistance with other activities assigned by chemistry faculty, as time permits.
Set goals toward becoming a Certified Scientific Materials Manager (CSMM) and/or maintaining current certification.
Qualifications and How to Apply
Knowledge & Expertise:
Master’s degree in science, with a chemistry degree preferred.
Good organizational skills and communication skills required.
Experience in academic laboratory management preferred.
If this sounds like the job for you here is information on how to apply:
Apply online and submit a cover letter, resume/CV and references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
St. Louis College of Pharmacy is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability. EOE/M/F/Veteran/Disabled
Founded in 1864, St. Louis College of Pharmacy is one of the oldest and largest colleges of pharmacy in the nation. Our student body is among the most academically gifted in the Midwest. We provide an inclusive, supportive and enriching environment for growth, learning and leadership to prepare our students, residents, faculty, staff and alumni to positively impact patients and society. Employees are treated to a rich benefits package, a great campus in the heart of St. Louis’s biggest health care community, and an exciting college community where they can really make a difference for our students, the profession of pharmacy, and the health care of the region. St. Louis College of Pharmacy is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
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