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Director of Laboratories

University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada
Salary is commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Field of specialization
General / Technical, Health & Safety, Materials
Work Function
Administration, Laboratory
Job Type
Full time
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Job Details

The Director of Laboratories oversees the Department of Chemistry laboratory facilities.  The major functions are: to plan, coordinate, and implement the logistics needed for the operation of both instructional and research laboratories; to administer departmental operating budgets for laboratory operation and maintenance and to oversee departmental research and instructional operating expenditures; to help plan long-range building space needs; and to administer all phases of building and personnel safety and security.  The Chemistry Department facilities include but are not limited to the instructional and research laboratories, scientific glass-blowing shop, machine shop and electronic design and repair shop (both shared with Physics), two instructional support supply rooms, a research laboratory supply center, and miscellaneous offices, conference rooms, and storage rooms.  These facilities currently support 25 faculty, 2 temporary instructors, 50-60 graduate students, and roughly 2500 undergraduate students each semester.  The Director supervises the department technical staff (currently 4 classified employees and 8-12 student workers per year).  The Director is responsible for coordinating laboratory and classroom scheduling.

Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and four years of related experience, or Master’s or higher degree with two years of related experience in an academic, industrial, or governmental scientific laboratory environment, including management or supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s or PhD degree in chemistry from a regionally accredited institution along with business or management education or training.

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Department of Chemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno. We are a teaching- and research-oriented department offering degrees in Chemistry (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.), Environmental Chemistry (B.S.), and Chemical Physics (Ph.D., jointly with the Physics Department), including bachelor’s degree programs certified by the American Chemical Society. As a relatively small department, we are able to provide close interactions among students and faculty. Many of our undergraduates and all of our graduate students participate in state-of-the-art chemistry research, working with a faculty mentor. Our graduates go on to employment in academia, industry, and government; many of our Bachelor’s degree graduates are admitted to high-ranked graduate chemistry programs, medical, or dental schools. In the most recent National Resource Council survey of chemistry departments, our department was ranked second nationally among departments of our size or smaller.
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