The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the College of Science and Health at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated Laboratory Manager I who will join its ranks on or around November 1, 2017. A B.S. or B.A. degree in chemistry/biochemistry or closely related field, an ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of people, and good time and employee management skills are required.
Previous chemical laboratory/stockroom experience and/or a M.S. degree in chemistry/biochemistry or closely related field are preferred, as well as knowledge and experience in safe chemical handling and equipment/instrumentation that will aid in supporting numerous instructional academic chemistry laboratories, and; knowledge of chemical nomenclature, organizational schemes, and principles in the areas of physical, analytical, organic, and inorganic chemistry, as well as biochemistry.
This position provides management and technical service in the purchase, stocking, distribution, use, and disposal of chemicals and chemical laboratory supplies and small equipment. Maintaining a safe operating environment by working with the campus safety officer and knowledge of chemical safety and unwanted materials disposal issues are required. Duties include assisting the faculty with the preparation, setup, and breakdown of chemical demonstrations; working with faculty in the development and implementation of teaching lab experiments; coordinating suppliers and managing the system for requisition, purchasing, receiving, and distribution of chemicals and chemical laboratory glassware and supplies; maintaining a complete chemical stockroom inventory and minimum stocks of items specified by the faculty; supervising procedures for chemical stockroom inventory control and the preparation of solutions and reagents for instructional labs; supervising the work of several undergraduate student stockroom workers; maintaining systems for control and replacement of chemical laboratory drawer locks; maintaining and repairing small equipment required for use in instructional labs; maintaining the operational capability of instructional instrumentation; other duties as assigned. Salary and benefits are highly competitive.
To apply for this 100% annual appointment, please submit a cover letter describing relevant experiences and interest in this position, a resume, unofficial academic transcripts, and the names of three professional references. Completed applications will be reviewed beginning on October 5, 2017. The search will remain open until the position is filled.
Note: Electronic submission of application materials is required. For additional information about this position and to apply, please visit https://employment.uwlax.edu
Please contact the Search and Screen Chair if you have a special need/accommodation to aid your participation in our hiring process.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UW–La Crosse) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UW-La Crosse fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the contributions of all, UW-La Crosse is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.
UW-La Crosse's diversity and inclusion efforts are guided by our adherence to Inclusive Excellence. We define Inclusive Excellence as “... our active, intentional and ongoing commitment to bridge differences with understanding and respect so all can thrive." The goals of Inclusive Excellence are to increase the retention of diverse faculty, staff and students while encouraging a campus climate that is inviting and welcoming to all. UW-La Crosse strives to promote acceptance of all facets of diversity from racial/ethnic diversity to diversity of thought and experience. UW-La Crosse is a 2014 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. UW-La Crosse is proud to be one of only 83 recipients of this national honor recognizing our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
UW-La Crosse has appeared prominently on the U.S. News & World Report list of “America’s Best Colleges” for more than a decade and is ranked consistently as one of the top institutions in the Midwest. With a student population of roughly 10,500, the university offers 94 undergraduate programs in at least 30 disciplines and 21 graduate programs in the following colleges: Liberal Studies, Science and Health, and Business Administration, including the School of Arts & Communication and the School of Education, Professional and Continuing Education. There are 520 full-time faculty and instructional academic staff, 76 percent of whom hold terminal degrees. UW-La Crosse boasts a retention rate (freshmen returning as sophomores) of 85 percent, graduation rate (degree within six years) of 70 percent, and is among only 12 institutions cited nationally by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for its success in linking campus culture and university leadership to outstanding graduation rates.
The UW-La Crosse campus is nestled in a residential area of the City of La Crosse (pop. 52,000) located in western Wisconsin. The area, known as the 7 Rivers Region, is famous for its exceptional natural beauty which includes the Mississippi River on one side, majestic bluffs on the other, and views of rolling farmland and forested valleys in between. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” in 2009, La Crosse is one of the most scenic places in mid-America. Abundant water, woodlands and varying terrain provide ample opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation. Only a couple of hours from Minneapolis or Madison, La Crosse enjoys the affordability and charm of small town living with larger city benefits. Three colleges, two world-class medical institutions, the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, a restored nineteenth century downtown business district, and a number of galleries and art centers have made La Crosse a regional center for culture, entertainment, medical care, shopping, sports and recreation.
UW-La Crosse is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We strive to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool, and we encourage applications from persons with varied backgrounds and perspectives. In support of the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Initiative we encourage veterans and veterans with disabilities to explore employment opportunities at UW-La Crosse.
Employment will require a criminal background check. A pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, UW-La Crosse does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) provides a challenging, dynamic, and diverse learning environment in which the entire university community is fully engaged in supporting student success. Grounded in the liberal arts, UWL fosters curiosity and life-long learning through collaboration, innovation, and the discovery and dissemination of new knowledge. Acknowledging and respecting the con...tributions of all, UWL is a regional academic and cultural center that prepares students to take their place in a constantly changing world community.