Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Contributing: 4 year degree; or an equivalent combination of training and/or related experience.
Journey: 4 year degree + 1 year of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and/or related experience.
Advanced: 4 year degree + 3 years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and/or related experience.
Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education
Master’s degree with at least 3-7 years of laboratory chemistry and/or biotechnology experiences.
Ability to effectively work with a diverse public; work independently; adapt quickly to meet work assignments/deadlines; experience/ability to utilize common chemistry laboratory instrumentation/software; and ability to effectively assist in the management of research-specific projects within the Department.
Applicant should exhibit ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; possess sincere willingness to work as a team member and work cooperatively with personnel internal and external to the Department.
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training and experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.
Required License or Certification
Primary Purpose of Position
This position will serve as the departmental Research Specialist in support of research and laboratory instruction & training. This position will be responsible for managing lab equipment, handling their proper maintenance including preventive and scheduled maintenance, training and proper scheduling of instrumental users, supplies procurement, planning chemical and biotechnology experiments, assisting students and other researchers in carrying out laboratory procedures and making minor changes/adjustments in experiments as needed/required.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
The primary purpose of the Department of Chemistry is to provide educational experiences and course work that lead to Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees in Chemistry, Chemistry Education, and Applied Science and Technology. Additionally, the Department offers the bulk of the physical science electives for all students enrolled at the University. To fulfill its purposes, the Department offers a variety of courses, laboratory classes and research experiences at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Although the primary purpose is to produce B.S. , M.S., and PhD graduates, the Department’s efforts to provide much-needed service courses for the University’s non-Chemistry majors are also significant in scope.
Work Hours 8:00am – 5:00pm on Monday – Friday
Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies
Required Competency Knowledge – Professional/Scientific
This position has a critical role in providing and maintaining quality laboratory facilities and learning experiences for the University’s students. Therefore, professional and scientific knowledge is essential. This includes considerable knowledge of the operation of major instruments and their routine maintenance both preventive and schedule maintenance, laboratory chemicals and apparatus, as well as basic laboratory techniques, equipment and terminology used in both chemistry and biochemistry. The employee in this position will use and demonstrate the use of fundamental scientific instruments to others and will have to understand, follow and relay oral and written instructions related to various research protocols. The employee is also expected to continual improve his/her skill to be able to conduct preventive and scheduled maintenance on some of the major crucial laboratory instruments.