Laboratory Manager
Wheaton College - Wheaton, IL

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Responsibilities

To provide laboratory assistance to the Department Chair and Faculty of the Chemistry Department.

Duties

1.
Maintain order in the stockroom and other chemical/equipment/glassware storage areas. Be available to assist in the distribution of materials during normal working hours.

2.
Keep adequate inventory of expendable curricular supplies by regularly submitting orders.

3.
Assist faculty in the ordering of equipment and chemicals needed for research.

4.
Oversee the hiring of all student Teaching Assistants for the department.

5.
Prepare for all General Laboratory functions, including weekly experiment setup, lab drawer check-in, breakage fines, etc. Maintain paperwork on students in other laboratory sections.

6.
Manage the General Chemistry Teaching Assistants and the collection and grading of lab reports.

7.
Teach chemistry laboratory sections, up to two per semester. Maintain appropriate office hours to respond to student queries.

8.
Assist in supervision of the operation, maintenance, and repair of the department curricular facilities including computers, instrumentation, and laboratories, but especially the NMR spectrometer which requires regular oversight of helium and liquid nitrogen fills. Coordinate with individual faculty of the maintenance and repair of research equipment.

9.
Serve as the Safety/Hygiene officer. In addition to coordinating hazardous waste collection, the lab manager will interact with campus Risk Management for other safety issues.

10.
Assist with planning, setup, and clean-up of department social events.

11.
Track the accounting of key department budgets, in conjunction with the chair.

12.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

1.
Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry.

2.
Computer skills including word processing and spreadsheet operations.

3.
Organizational and managerial skills.

4.
Interpersonal and communication skills.

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