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Provide laboratory support and preparation for all instructors of General Chemistry I and II (CH 113 and CH 232) and Inorganic Chemistry (CH 244), both part-time and full-time. Laboratory preparation includes but is not limited to preparing chemicals, solutions, equipment and instrumentation; modifying, refining and updating experiments; helping write and distribute lab manuals; setting up and tearing down for each laboratory section; and ordering and securing all necessary supplies.
Assist with the preparation for other Department of Chemistry laboratories when requested by the Chemistry Laboratory Director.
Oversee work-study students assisting with General Chemistry I and II and Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory preparation.
Be present during laboratory course meetings to assist students and professors.
Assist students in understanding and writing up lab reports
Assist students with the sample preparation for instrumental analysis
Assist students with running and troubleshooting instruments, laboratory equipment, computers and Vernier LabPro interfaces
Test, troubleshoot and modify new experiments before they are introduced into the curriculum
Ensure that all laboratories are run in a safe manner including safety training for all students.
Attend departmental meetings
Bachelor of Science Degree in chemistry with five or more years of demonstrated lab experience or a Master of Science in chemistry (or related field) or education with two to three years of demonstrated lab experience.
Must be able to use both Macintosh and Windows computers. Must be able to use and teach the use of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Must have a through working knowledge in the use of Vernier LabPro interfaces. Must have a basic understanding of and be able to use NMR IR, MS\GC , GC and UV/VIS spectrometers.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Project Management – Coordinates sections of labs among various professors insuring that laboratory component of different sections do not interfere with each other or need the same resources at the same time.
Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Delegation – Delegates work assignments; Matches the responsibility to the person; Gives authority to work independently; Sets expectations and monitors delegated activities; Provides recognition for results.
Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness.
Cost Consciousness – Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.
Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions. Works independently.
Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans. Works independently.
Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
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