Instructional Laboratory Manager
University of Southern California 322 reviews - Los Angeles, CA

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Requisition ID: 017063

Division/School: Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry

Department: Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry
Location: Health Sciences Campus
Employment Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: $52,545.60-$78,818.40
Job Announcement: The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

USC's Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology is seeking an Instructional Laboratory Manager to join its team.

The Instructional Laboratory Manager will supervises the operation, maintenance, allocation and utilization of space and equipment of one or more instructional laboratory facilities for a school or academic or research department. Provides technical laboratory expertise and guidance to faculty, staff, and students in the design and execution of experiments. Oversees program operations and administrative functions including planning and scheduling, program evaluation, policy implementation, and personnel administration. Contributes to design of program content, policies and strategic planning efforts.

Job Accountabilities:
Oversees the operation and maintenance of one or more laboratory facilities in a school or academic or research department. Provides advice on laboratory setup or design, equipment acquisition, laboratory operation and monitoring, and maintenance. Develops and implements operating procedures and standards to ensure laboratory safety and overall organization and cleanliness.

Controls equipment and supplies inventory. Recommends purchase, locates, negotiates prices, and orders equipment and supplies for funded research, proposals, graduate research and student labs. Maintains vendor contacts and backup purchase documentation files for reference or reporting, as needed.

Prepares long and short range plans for the use of facilities. Maintains analysis of space and equipment requirements and allocates usage based on departmental priorities.

Plans and develops program objectives and content. Researches and identifies trends and needs and establishes program directions accordingly. Assesses quality of program operations. Modifies existing program services or creates new program offerings to maintain or enhance program standing. Develops curricula and course materials and coordinates faculty recruitment and involvement. Links program with other relevant departments on or off campus as necessary.

Hires, trains, assigns, prioritizes and schedules work. Assesses performance and gives feedback. Counsels or disciplines, as needed.

Determines laboratory staffing requirements based on scheduled research projects and labs. Supervises the work of staff and/or student workers assisting in the laboratory.

Oversees the preparation of laboratory lectures, and proctoring and scoring of laboratory examinations. Maintains student scores and assists in assigning course grades.

Manages environmental health and safety programs. Conducts safety inspections, determining whether conditions are safe and any remedial actions required to
allow work to continue. Provides health and safety equipment. Maintains records for compliance with government and University regulations.

Develops and implements security related procedures such as office opening and closing routines, recognition of duress signals and key controls. Coordinates security activities with University Public Safety Department. Promotes and maintains standards for security conscious awareness and behavior. Maintains knowledge of University's crime prevention and suppression programs and services. Ensures dissemination of security related information to staff.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Qualifications:
Minimum Education: Master's degree
Minimum Experience: 3 years
Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
Minimum Field of Expertise: Laboratory instrumentation
Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Education: Doctorate
Preferred Experience: 5 years
Preferred Field of Expertise: Undergraduate laboratory Instruction
Position Type: Existing

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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