Job Details

University of San Francisco
  • Position Number: 2196912
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Biology

Laboratory Manager - Biology
University of San Francisco

USF Hilltop Campus

Job Title:
Laboratory Manager - Biology

Job Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Director of Technical Staff and the Chair of the Biology Department, the Laboratory Manager oversees the activities related to delivering the laboratory curriculum in the Department of Biology.

Full Job Description:

Job Responsibilities

  • Create a detailed materials list and place orders for lab exercises at the beginning of each semester as needed adhering to the Universities procurement policies

  • Maintain an inventory of chemicals, general supplies, specimens, models, cultures, laboratory equipment, microscopes, etc. used in teaching laboratories

  • Coordinate submission of purchase requisitions for laboratory supplies across lab sections

  • Oversee organization of various teaching laboratories and prep rooms, including routine cleaning

  • Aid in maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment and instrumentation

  • Train and supervise student workers to assist in duties outlined above

  • Prepare for, set up, and takedown of weekly laboratories for upper-division biology courses when needed

  • Additional duties as assigned

    Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required, and two years lab-related work experience

  • Must have a valid California state driver's license

  • Must be able to carry and lift 50 lbs from floor to lab table

    Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and skill in independent preparation of laboratory reagents and solutions

  • Expertise in chemical and biological laboratory techniques

  • Competence in college-level mathematics

  • Knowledge of and skill in operating lab instruments and scientific equipment

  • Training, knowledge, and skill in repairing, adjusting, and maintaining instruments, including spectrophotometers, incubators, balances, and especially microscopes

  • Knowledge of lab safety procedures

  • Skill with computers, including file handling, databases, spreadsheets, and word processing software

    Full time

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