Laboratory Manager - Department of Veterinary Medicine

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Classification:Research Professional 3
Grade:Grade 80
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:College of Nat Sciences&Mathematics
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Other, Research/Science/Grants

Position Summary:

The College of Natural Science & Mathematics is seeking a Research Professional for the Department of Veterinary Medicine. The successful applicant will oversee the teaching & research laboratories requiring experience & advanced training in the biomedical sciences. Join our team!

Duties:

10Design, develop and configure laboratory curriculum in coordination with faculty. Review and test procedures and scientific equipment required for laboratory experiments. - Assist faculty with IACUC protocols and help ensure all activities with live animals fall under approved IACUC projects. - Participate in the laboratory instruction of Vet Med courses; mentor veterinary and graduate students. - Collaborate with faculty to write procedures and proposals to maintain and upgrade laboratory equipment.Essential
10Safety coordinator for the Dept. of Veterinary Medicine to ensure proper lab safety protocols and the proper handling of animals, specimens, chemicals, and other matters critical to maintain compliance with UAF and other regulations. - Maintain proper chemical inventory and MSDS. - Manage Vet Med space to remain compliant with safety regulations and changes with relevant parties. - Perform weekly safety inspections of all labs; weekly tests of eye-washes and safety showers. - Identify potential hazards and respond to resolve. - Properly identify and handle hazardous waste materials containment and disposal. - Ensure that department TAs, RAs, students, staff, and faculty complete online safety and animal care training on schedule. Setup in-person training through EHS&RM as necessary. - Provide regular safety briefings/updates to department personnel.Essential
15Supervise lab technical positions of grade 79 and below. Supervise teaching and research assistants (TAs and RAs); provide orientation and schedule time. Provide TAs and RAs with safety training for labs, and ensure that TAs and RAs complete online safety and animal care trainings on schedule.Essential
25Participate in research activities; support PIs in the Vet Med program based on specific research projects assigned (very likely highly specialized and focused projects).Essential
40Manage the teaching and research laboratories for the Vet Med program. This includes set up and operation of labs. Provide advice, guidance and solutions to business and laboratory function issues for associate dean/chair, faculty and staff. Direct day-to-day functional operations of the assigned laboratories and provide coordination of effort. Maintain lab equipment, order parts and supplies, maintain adequate inventory; reconcile ProCard on a weekly basis. Assist with outreach activities to include but not limited to Vet Med Open House, Summer camps, AIMES, Science Potpourri, etc.Essential

The Research Technician's primary roles will be to manage the teaching and research laboratories for the Vet Med program. This includes set up and operation of labs. Provide advice, guidance and solutions to business and laboratory function issues for associate dean/chair, faculty and staff. Direct day-to-day functional operations of the assigned laboratories and provide coordination of effort.

Through instruction and mentoring, the College of Natural Science & Mathematics promotes students' self-motivation to excel and guides them towards professional careers and public service in an environment of life-long learning. Want to know more about the College of Natural Science and Mathematics? Visit us on the web or on Facebook.

To be considered for this position please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, two letters of recommendation and three professionals references with contact information. Applications must be received prior to 11:55 PM Alaska time on 09/10/2017 to be considered. Applications received after this time and date may not be considered for this position.

Background Check: The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.
 
Probationary Period: Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.
 
Training Policy: It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF. The policy can be located at: http://www.uaf.edu/chancellor/policy/04.07.010/
 
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: The University of Alaska is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and educational institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, physical or mental disability, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy or parenthood, genetic code or retaliation.
 
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to Board of Regent’ Policy 04.02.040, the University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace. This prohibits the unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensing, possession, or use by an employee of a controlled substance in any workplace of the university.
 
Tobacco-Free Campus: UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus. For more information, please go to: http://www.uaf.edu/tobaccofreecampus/

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