Manager, Natural Sciences Laboratory Program

Messiah College
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Apr 03, 2019
May 03, 2019
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

The School of Science, Engineering and Health at Messiah College has an opening for a full time Manager, Natural Sciences Laboratory Program.

Responsibilities: Position is responsible for coordinating, supervising and implementing procedures, policies and activities supporting the natural science instructional laboratory program, as well as preparing and maintaining instructional labs to ensure experiments/exercises are performed efficiently, properly and safely.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry. Master’s Degree, 1 year lab work experience and hazardous materials training preferred.

Skills and Characteristics: Ability to prepare chemical solutions properly, make dilutions, prepare media, culture organisms, and make other lab preparations unsupervised; knowledge of federal and state safety regulations, procedures, and practices and the ability to apply these procedures and policies correctly; skill in the use and day-to-day maintenance of simple laboratory instrumentation, including but not limited to pH meters, balances, microscopes, autoclaves, fume hoods, spectrophotometers, etc.; ability to use software including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Internet browsers, and inventory control programs as well as specific college packages used for purchasing, budgeting and hiring; strong interpersonal and communication skills needed to interact daily with faculty, students, vendors, and co-workers.

Applications: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted electronically using the following link:

Messiah College’s commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence draws inspiration from its mission “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.” The college has pursued this vision through a strategic planning process that encourages diversity through employee and student composition, campus climate, and an educational program that enables educators and students to embrace diversity. Candidates should clearly articulate why diversity and cultural intelligence matter to them as persons of faith as well as in their profession. Candidates will speak to how as a potential employee, they will contribute to the advancement of this vision through their position.

Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

In accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination (including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975), Messiah College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran’s status in the recruitment and admission of students, the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, or the operation of any of its programs. Consistent with our nondiscrimination statement, the College does not tolerate abuse or harassment of employees, students or other individuals associated with the College. All employees are to abide by this policy in order to provide a work environment free from discrimination. The College does not tolerate harassment by vendors, contractors or guests.