Chemistry Lab Supervisor
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: July 4, 2019
Chemistry Lab Supervisor
School of Natural Sciences
Review of applications will begin 06/26/19 and continue until the
position has been filled; however, the position may close when an
adequate number of qualified applications are received
$55,000 - $65,000
Background check is required
The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the
University of California system's 10 campuses and the first
American research university built in the 21st century. With nearly
8,000 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an
environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion,
collaboration and professional development. With bachelor's,
master's and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic
partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is
continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and
dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S.
News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide
educational opportunities highly qualified students from the San
Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a
special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the
cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and
supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion
public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher
education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical
capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction,
student success and research excellence. In 2018, UC Merced opened
the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story
administrative building located in the heart of Merced.
About the Job:
Under minimal supervision, oversees the activities and staff of the
chemistry instructional laboratories including the supervision of
entry/intermediate level instructional associates and laboratory
support staff. Supervises the development and execution of major
instructional and experiment design.
Demonstrates knowledge of general, organic, and inorganic
chemistry, the ability to act independently to solve situations
regarding personnel and laboratory experiments, maintain
confidentiality, practice ethical decision making, and show sound
judgment in budgetary matters. Provides quality instructional
laboratory support for undergraduate course work, training of lab
and teaching staff in scientific procedures and techniques, the
establishment of the appropriate laboratory safety protocols for
staff and students, and ensuring the maintenance and repair of the
facilities. Ascertains and researches equipment needs for purchase
and makes provision for support of activities such as special
events and the programs offered by other departments during summer
Responsible for all aspects required for the successful support of
several Chemistry lab courses, including general chemistry II,
organic chemistry, and advanced synthetic laboratory, and inorganic
lab. Provides back-up support for the general chemistry I,
principles of organic chemistry, instrumental analysis, and
physical chemistry lab. Responsible for all aspects of operation
and maintenance for the following equipment: balances, pH meters,
polarimeters, hand-held uv-vis spectrometers, thermal conductivity
gas chromatographs, infrared spectrometer, and nuclear magnetic
resonance instrument. Responsible for the supervision of the
operations of the chemistry instructional lab support group in the
absence of the supervisor. Demonstrates effective communication
with faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students to provide
assistance, supervision, or instruction as needed.
Bachelor s degree in Chemistry or related area and two years of
progressively responsible related laboratory experience.
Master s or Doctorate degree in Synthetic Chemistry or related
field is highly PREFERRED.
Advanced knowledge of general and specialized laboratory
Advanced knowledge of a limited variety of specialized laboratory
equipment for use and troubleshooting.
Solid leadership skills associated with planning work assignments,
establishing priorities and scheduling instructional space.
Solid interpersonal skills to develop and maintain effective
working relationships with students, faculty and staff.
Ability to motivate a diverse work group whose skills and knowledge
range from students with no scientific background to experienced
staff holding University degrees.
Advanced knowledge of necessary lab safety procedures and
requirements, as well as chemical disposal guidelines.
Knowledge of inventory planning, purchasing, and storage.
Solid writing abilities to effectively communicate lab experiments,
policies, and procedures to staff, instructors, and students.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and practice ethical
Click on the link below to use our new on-line application
If you do not have internet access you may mail your application,
resume, and cover letter to: University of California, Merced, 5200
North Lake Rd., Merced CA 95343. Please list the job number on the
The University of California, Merced is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive
excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age,
protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by
the UC nondiscrimination policy. For the complete University of
California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
As of January 1, 2014 the University of California, Merced will be
a smoke and tobacco free workplace. Information and the Smoke and
Tobacco Free policy is available at
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Federal contracts and grants are required to comply with E-Verify,
an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland
Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security
Administration (SSA). E-Verify electronically verifies employment
eligibility by comparing information provided on the I-9 form to
records in the DHS and SSA databases. Certain positions funded by
federal contracts/subcontracts requires UC Merced to notify job
applicants that an E-Verify check will be conducted and the
successful candidate must pass the E-Verify check.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by
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