Posting Number SP002852P
Position Title Instructional Laboratory Manager
Division/College College of Science
Department Biological Sciences
FLSA Status Overtime Eligible
Employee Category Classified
Pay Range $21.11 per hour or higher depending on education and experience
Type of Appointment Fiscal Year
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Coordinate the preparation of undergraduate teaching laboratories in the
Department of Biological Sciences. Provide instruction in first-year
undergraduate laboratory courses. Supervise undergraduate/graduate student
teaching assistants to ensure compliance with university/department laboratory
safety standards. Order supplies and maintain equipment necessary for teaching
laboratories. Ensure and monitor safety practices in the teaching
The Department of Biological Sciences offers undergraduate (Biochemistry,
Biology, Medical Sciences, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology) and graduate
(Biology; Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (MMBB);
Neuroscience) degrees. We also participate in the Bioinformatics and
Computational Biology interdisciplinary graduate program. The department has
faculty with research programs that have particular strengths in evolutionary
biology, cellular and molecular biology, and biochemistry.
A visa sponsorship is available for the position listed in this vacancy. No
Key Accountability Provide teaching laboratory support and safety by:
• Organizing, processing, and receiving lab material orders; maintaining
inventories of basic laboratory supplies; preparing laboratory chemical
solutions, materials, and ensuring equipment and information technology needs
• Overseeing teaching laboratory indices to monitor spending and surplus;
providing analysis on index spending
• Maintaining lab animals for observation or experimental purposes; overseeing
the teaching plant collection greenhouse operation.
• Ensuring laboratory areas are clean, organized, and safe; disposing of
hazardous waste materials according to federal regulations and in cooperation
with the university Environmental Health and Safety Office; providing
laboratory safety instruction and appropriate literature to graduate and
undergraduate teaching assistants.
• Performing routine maintenance and repair on scientific instruments.
• Advising faculty and teaching assistants on laboratory procedures and
equipment operation; participating in weekly lab meetings with teaching
assistants and faculty; coordinating laboratory space usage.
Key Accountability Provide undergraduate laboratory teaching assistance by:
• Maintaining knowledge of current departmental laboratory instruction for
consistency of instruction and coordination of laboratory materials.
• Serving as a laboratory teaching assistant in BIOL 114 or BIOL 115L (total
= 1-2 sections annually).
Key Accountability Provide teaching laboratory preparation support by:
• Working with faculty and teaching assistants to select, stage, and test
laboratory exercises and demonstrations.
• Developing and testing new or alternative laboratory exercises and
supplements to existing exercises.
Key Accountability Support departmental goals and objectives by:
• Performing other duties as required for operation of teaching labs or
support of instructional staff.
• Conducting annual instructional laboratory equipment inventory.
• Undergraduate laboratory teaching experience; experience with standard
testing, quality control, safety practices, and applicable laws.
• Master's Degree or Bachelor's degree in biological sciences with four years
of related supervised laboratory experience.
Required Licensures, Certifications or other
• Experience teaching undergraduate biological sciences laboratories.
• Ability to perform advanced microbiological and/or environmental chemistry
testing; training staff in laboratory analysis and testing; evaluating
• Good interpersonal skills, demonstrated lab technical skills, demonstrated
skills with computers and/or other instrumentation; and effective
communication skills including writing and presenting of material.
• Knowledge of training methods; experience training staff in laboratory
analysis and evaluating laboratory procedures.
• Experience performing needs assessments, developing training objectives,
designing and developing coursework.
• Some situations may require work with toxic, volatile, and corrosive
chemicals or carcinogenic substances; ability to lift, carry and/or otherwise
move 50 lbs.
Degree Requirement Listed degree qualification is required at time of hire.
Posting Date 06/10/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
This position is open until filled. First review date is June 24, 2021.
Please include in letter of qualification how you meet each of the required
qualifications requirements and how you meet any of the preferred
Background Check Statement
Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass
a criminal background check.
The University of Idaho (U of I) is an equal opportunity and affirmative
action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and
staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly
encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of
its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces
diversity, U of I does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion,
national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression,
disability, genetic information or status as any protected veteran or military
status in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions and
Letter of Qualification
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