Staff Research Associate 2 - Chemistry

University of Nevada, Reno

United States

October 21, 2021

Description

The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.

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    Job Description

    The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Staff Research Associate 2 for the Chemistry Department. The position will be responsible for coverage of stockrooms during multiple laboratory sections with emphasis on student safety; preparation of laboratory experiments for various laboratory courses; maintaining and securing laboratory areas; stock management, instructional assistance; student employees training and supervision; laboratory safety and hazardous waste management; and other duties as assigned. The selected candidate will follow all relevant policies for laboratory work and for safety at the department, university, state and national levels. This position will report to the Director of Laboratories.

    Required Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in the required area of specialization and one year of professional research experience either in the field or in a laboratory; OR one year of experience as a Staff Research Associate I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

    Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.

    This position requires knowledge and experience working with chemicals, including waste management, inventory, preparation, and storage. This position requires knowledge and experience with chemistry lab safety procedures and chemical hygiene policies.

    Preferred Qualifications Candidates with knowledge of OSHA Laboratory Standard and UNRs Chemical Hygiene Plan are encouraged to apply.

    Schedule

    The typical work schedule is 40 hours, variable weekdays to cover instructional stockrooms with some late evenings. Some days may be 10-hour shifts but not to exceed 40 hours per week. During the times when labs are not in session the schedule is flexible; this is subject to change based on organizational needs.

    Compensation Grade

    31

    Classified Compensation

    Classified Benefits

    PERS retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with other benefits. For more information, please visit: Classified Benefits

    Classified Staff Grant-In-Aid Benefit

    For more information about the Classified Staff Grant-In-Aid Benefit, please visit: Classified Staff Grant-In-Aid Benefit

    Classified Employee Family Opportunity Program

    Additionally, we offer a Classified Employee Family Opportunity Program for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents of classified employees (working at least a 50% full-time equivalent).

    For more information, please visit: Classified Employee Family Opportunity Program

    Department Information

    The Department of Chemistry offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in chemistry, as well as an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Chemical Physics. The department has 20 full-time, tenure-track and four lecturer faculty members, housed in a four-story building with state-of-the-art research facilities. Undergraduate laboratory courses are taught in our modern instructional facilities in the nearby Davidson Mathematics and Science Center. Additional information about the department can be found on its website: https: // www. unr.edu/chemistry

    Exempt

    No

    Full-Time Equivalent

    100.0%

    Required Attachment(s)

    Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at jobs@unr.edu.

    Attach the following attachment(s) to your application

    Resume/CV – (required) List a detailed description of the major duties that you performed as part of each job. You must demonstrate that you qualify for the position and your education and experience must be clearly documented.

    Cover Letter – (optional)

    Contact Information for Three Supervisory References – (required) Please make a note if you do not want your present employer contacted unless necessary to determine your qualifications for the position.

    Transcripts – (optional) If you have not graduated, please attach your transcripts to receive education credit for classes you have taken. Credit is given for classes relevant to the position.

    Veteran Interview Consideration – (optional) – To receive interview consideration for veterans and veterans with a service-connected disability, proof is required at the time of application. Please attach proof electronically to your application under the Veteran Document(s) section. (Examples of acceptable documents include DD-214, disability letter from Veteran's Administration, etc).

    Posting Close Time

    This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior.

    Posting Close Date

    10/21/2021

    Note to Applicant

    A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

    HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.

    References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

    Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

    As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job- related tasks.

    For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

    Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

    University of Nevada, Reno

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