Under general supervision this position will manage, operate, and maintain teaching and research laboratories and equipment in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. This position will split their time between teaching laboratory courses and maintaining departmental instrumentation. Under the supervision of the Department Chair, this position would teach several sections of laboratory courses each semester. This position will support laboratory courses and faculty and student research efforts, including laboratory course experiments and faculty and student research projects. Provide instructional and project assistance and support to students in accordance with assignments and directions from the Department Chair, course instructors, project advisors, or other academic personnel. Provide technical assistance and training to students, faculty and staff in the use of equipment and technology in instructional programs. Monitors and maintains laboratory equipment and operations and conducts preventive maintenance as necessary. Provides instructional support for the students enrolled in chemistry and biochemistry classes and labs requiring technical competence.
A minimum of a Master's Degree in chemistry, biochemistry or related field and experience with equipment maintenance. Experience with GC/MS, NMR, and/or AFM would be desirable. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of new technology, and regulation/policy changes.
Demonstrated skill at interacting effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and other staff members. Must be ready to support the success of women and other underrepresented groups in the University by serving as a role model to students and who tolerates no form of harassment or discrimination, including against gender and sexual minorities.
Strong troubleshooting skills.
Basic computer skills including email, internet and spreadsheets.
Must be self-motivated, proactive, and expected to directly apply technical skills.
Ability to work with faculty and supervise and engage students working in the classroom and laboratory and be thoroughly familiar with standard practices used in undergraduate laboratories.
Ability to work well as part of a team.
Exemplary communication skills (both written and oral).
Proven technical aptitude, problem-solving and teamwork skills.
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