Lab Manager - Chemistry Department - Metropolitan State University of Denver in Denver Colorado

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Metropolitan State University of Denver

Denver, Colorado 80217

United States

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Detailed Job Description

This position oversees all laboratories in the MSCD Chemistry Department. This position reports directly to the Department Chair and works specifically with Faculty to ensure labs are properly staffed, safe and prepared and readied for student activities. This position is directly responsible for the preparation, setup, and return to a safe usable state of all scheduled chemistry laboratories classes. The position requires a working knowledge of the department's chemical instruments, supervision of work study students, and handling the departments budget. This position is directly responsible for compliance with all federal, state, and local regulations.
Laboratory Safety:
Lab coordinator will continually maintain and monitor all Metro State chemistry laboratories and research areas to ensure:
*A safe working environment for students, staff and faculty in compliance with all state and federal regulations;
*An up-to-date chemical inventory that assures that all chemicals and chemical solvents are properly labeled, inventoried, stored and maintained within the Department of Chemistry in accordance with all state and federal regulations;
*That the department is in compliance with all state and federal regulations concerning the collection, storage, and disposal of all chemical waste generated within the department;
*Will assure that a safe, clean and well kept environment is continually maintained within all Metro State Chemistry laboratories.

Laboratory Preparation for Scheduled Chemistry Lab Classes:
the Lab Coordinator will assure that Metro's labs are all properly setup for scheduled laboratory classes. This duty shall include:
*Preparation of chemical reagents needed for various scheduled laboratory classes;
*Gather and set out all needed chemicals, chemical equipment and supplies for scheduled laboratory classes;
*Gather and set out all commercial reagents necessary for scheduled labs;
*Assure that properly labeled chemical waste containers are available in all scheduled labs;
*Assure that at the end of scheduled lab classes that chemicals and equipment are made ready for the next class, or properly stored, and the lab environment is safe, clean, and orderly;
*Assure full waste containers are removed from the labs, sealed and stored properly in accordance with department and AHEC policies;
*Assure that all equipment used in the laboratory is in good working condition;
*Will instruct and supervise work study student activities within the labs, assuring that all department safety rules are being followed.

Instrumental Repair and Maintenance:
Lab coordinator shall have a working knowledge of the operation and maintenances of the department's chemical instruments. Duties shall include:
*Working knowledge of the instruments so that the coordinator can instruct faculty and students in the proper operation of the chemical instruments within the department; *Perform scheduled maintenance on all chemical instruments; *Perform needed repairs to instruments;
*Schedule and over-see required repairs to the department's chemical instruments by outside vendors.

Budgeting and Procurement- Lab Coordinator shall:
*Procure all chemicals, equipment, and supplies needed by the department laboratory programs;
*Be familiar with Metro's procurement procedures, and budget recording methods;
*Be responsible for end-of-year budget and procurement reports;
*Prepare monthly reports for the Chair regarding purchases and account balances.

Supervise Work Study Students -the Lab Coordinator shall: *Interview and hire work study students for the department's laboratory programs;
*Schedule work hours for work study students;
*Assign tasks for individual work study students;
*Sign and turn- in time sheets for each work study student.

Required Qualifications

MS degree, or higher, in one of the five main disciplines of chemistry: Analytical, Organic, Inorganic, Physical and Bio- Chemistry.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience as a chemical laboratory manager. Teaching experience at the higher education level.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Important: In order to be considered as an applicant you MUST apply through the online system at Be prepared to attach a cover letter, resume and a list of three professional references with contact information. IN ADDITION - a copy of transcripts is needed to complete your file. If you are unable to attach it electronically to your application please submit to:

Dr. Russell Barrows, Chair, Chemistry Dept.
Metropolitan State College of Denver
P.O. Box 173362, CB 52
Denver, CO 80217-3362
Phone: 303-556-2837
Fax: 303-556-5399

Finalist candidates must submit Official Transcripts.

Keyword Phrases

  • Lab Manager
  • Chemistry Department
  • Chemistry
  • Diverse institution
  • Urban environment
  • Laboratory and Research
  • Chemistry
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Manager
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter
Best if Apply By 6/22/2012