Biological Sciences Instructional Lab Supervisor
Company: University of California - Merced
Posted on: February 3, 2020
Biological Sciences Instructional Lab Supervisor
School of Natural Sciences
Review of applications will begin 11/25/2019 and continue until the
position has been filled
$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, the Biological Sciences Instructional
Lab Supervisor oversees the activities and staff of a laboratory
including the supervision of entry/intermediate level research
and/or instructional associates and laboratory support staff. Works
in large multi-facility laboratory. Supervises the development and
execution of major or multi-disciplinary instructional experiment
Oversees all life sciences and earth system labs including making
solutions and media, culturing cells, being available for questions
or support during lab and cleaning/tearing down the lab.
Supervises and schedules the activities of laboratory support
staff; may plan and direct work of entry to intermediate level
research or instructional associates.
Supervises or performs laboratory instruction inventory planning
and purchasing. Oversees the maintenance of adequate stocks for
classroom laboratories and preparation area. Creates and maintains
operating budget for several life sciences and earth systems
Ensures regulatory compliance relative to safety in large
multi-unit facility; provides for staff training in equipment use
and safety protocols.
Recommends adaptions and modifications to procedures and equipment
in the teaching laboratory as new techniques.
Advises teaching assistants on lab safety, lab concepts and
Bachelor s degree in Biological Sciences or related area and two
years of progressively responsible related laboratory experience or
equivalent training/experience. PhD in biological sciences is
Focus of knowledge and skills dependent on area of specialty
(laboratory research or instructional/experimental design):
Advanced and highly specific knowledge and expertise associated
with conducting and reporting on scientific research experiments
Advanced knowledge of a wide variety of specialized laboratory
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.
Knowledge of data acquisition and analysis techniques.
Advanced knowledge of instructional design to collaborate
effectively with faculty and function as a resource to research and
Solid interpersonal communication skills to effectively supervise
Strong abilities to conduct and report on scientific experiments
Knowledge of necessary lab safety procedures and requirements, as
well as chemical disposal guidelines.
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 is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications
from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities,
veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the
teaching, research and public service missions of the university.
All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran
status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination
and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination &
Affirmative Action Policy:
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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