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The Academic Laboratory Technologist position is primarily responsible for the supervision of science laboratory facilities. The incumbent manages budgets and purchases science lab equipment and supplies; supports teaching and research in primarily the biology and physics laboratories, and secondarily supports chemistry and geology at IUPUC. This position has responsibility for compliance with lab safety requirements.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Lab preparation. Preparation of equipment and supplies necessary for science lab exercises and research.
Procurement, and budget management. Efficient purchasing and procurement of equipment and supplies is paramount. Provide input in and manage the annual science lab budget of over $100,000 to ensure the efficient provision and maintenance of teaching and research equipment and supplies.
Organization and Maintenance, Policies and Procedures Monitoring, and Safety Assurance. Maintain a clean, organized, and safe laboratory space. Maintain accurate and up-to-date inventories and records. Maintain the laboratory materials and equipment and collaborate with science faculty to set policy on the use of supplies, chemicals, and equipment. Monitor adherence to current policies and procedures and communication with safety departments in the IU system on a regular basis. Ensure proper handling of hazardous materials.
Planning. Plan and manage equipment maintenance and repair. Plan maintenance projects affecting laboratories in collaboration with academic units and administrative offices in the IU system and outside vendors on a regular basis.
Train and supervise students and workers on laboratory and safety procedures.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in biology or chemistry from an accredited institution and two years of experience in a technical/laboratory support position.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Possess a valid driver's license with the ability to be insured by Indiana University.
Experience teaching science laboratory courses. Strong communication and organizational skills. Able to deal with time pressures, multiple concurrent tasks, student/faculty/ staff contact, interruptions, and distractions. Ability to handle confidential information and work independently to perform multiple tasks. Computer literate. Proficient with basic biological laboratory techniques such as sterile technique and pipetting. Commitment to the campus mission and vision, and a sense of community.
Experience in higher education. Experience in IU online systems.
Working Conditions / Demands
The position is full-time, 40 hours per week, but the hours are flexible. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a one-hour lunch. However, due to teaching schedules, procurement, and laboratory procedures, these office hours may vary by semester. Occasionally, some weekend and evening hours will be required.
Must be able to use a computer, hand tools, move heavy equipment, stand for long periods as well as sit for long periods, lift 40 pounds., bend at the waist, and squat. Visual inspections and inventories must be done. Must be able to perform essential functions of the job with or without an accommodation.
Salary Plan: TE
Salary Grade: 09
Job Function: Research
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Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.