The Department of Chemistry at Davidson College seeks to hire a Laboratory Manager, a full-time (40 hours per week, 12 months per year) salaried position. Starting salary is based on education, skills, and experience of the chosen applicant.
Primary job responsibilities include managing chemistry laboratories and preparing chemicals, equipment, and instruments for laboratory experiments and demonstrations. In addition, the manager is a safety officer for the department, working with the campus safety manager and interfacing with students and faculty to ensure adherence to our chemical hygiene plan. Other duties include monitoring chemistry lab spaces in the Wall Academic Center and serving as its primary contact to different support groups within the college, arranging for proper disposal of chemical wastes, training and supervising student workers that assist the lab manager, assisting faculty in teaching laboratories as needed, and performing general equipment maintenance. The lab manager has a personal office and access to several lab preparatory spaces. Work with hazardous chemicals may be required.
At least a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry is required, extensive experience in laboratory work is critical, and prior experience in chemical education is preferred. Experience with safe handling of chemicals, personal computers and basic laboratory instrumentation is required. Good interpersonal and communication skills are also important. Davidson College places a high priority on encouraging all students, including those from groups that are underrepresented in STEM fields, to pursue science at the college. Applicants should be excited to work with a diverse group of undergraduate students.
Inquiries may be directed to Jeffrey Myers, Chemistry Dept. Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. Qualified applicants should apply online. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Applications submitted by September 15, 2023 will be given preference; the position will remain open until filled.
Applicants are required to submit a one-to-two-page cover letter. In the letter, describe your interest in the position and include a summary of how your training and/or professional experiences align with the needs of this position. Applicants should also submit a CV/resume. This should include training beyond high school/primary school, laboratory, teaching, and research appointments (if any), and a list of laboratory and computer experience and skills. Include the names and contact information for three individuals from whom letters of recommendation may be requested.
At Davidson College, we believe the college grows stronger by recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff committed to building an inclusive community. In order to achieve and sustain educational excellence, we seek to hire talented faculty and staff across the intersections of diverse races, ethnicities, religions and worldviews, sexual orientations, gender identities, ages, socio-economic backgrounds, political perspectives, abilities, veteran status, cultures, and national origins.