Location: Wellesley Hills, MA Category: Full-Time Staff Posted On: Wed Mar 18 2020 Job Description:
The ideal candidate will join a vibrant and inclusive educational community, and have a desire and ability to work with a diverse population.
Division of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) at Massachusetts Bay Community College invites applications for a full-time laboratory manager position to manage the operations of our Wellesley and Framingham science laboratories. An ideal candidate will bring significant science laboratory knowledge, skills, and experience. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and organizational skills. The Lab Manager is required to demonstrate an ability to effectively engage with multiple stakeholders including students, science department chair, division dean(s), faculty, and laboratory staff. The Lab Manager will lead, train, and coach laboratory technicians to provide routine laboratory assistance and support to the science department faculty. This individual will supervise the work of part-time and full-time science laboratory technicians and will provide appropriate lab set-ups along with related equipment/supplies for all days, weekends, and evening science classes. The Lab Manager will maintain a current inventory of lab supplies and equipment and assist the division administration in ordering supplies. The incumbent will ensure laboratory safety and proper disposal of laboratory wastes, including hazardous wastes generated in all STEM laboratories.
Key Responsibilities and Duties
Supervises part-time and full-time science laboratory staff who prepare laboratory set-ups for all science courses including courses in biotechnology, chemistry, biology, microbiology, general science, nutrition, and anatomy & physiology;
If and when needed, provide hands-on assistance to set up laboratory experiments for STEM faculty. This work includes, but is not limited to, preparing solutions, reagents, buffers, media, caring for live specimens, and maintaining cultures for the microbiology courses;
Maintains a current inventory of science laboratory equipment, supplies, and reagents;
Regularly assesses science laboratory needs for materials, supplies, and equipment;
Initiates orders for materials, supplies, and equipment in collaboration with the Senior Laboratory Technician, division administrative staff and the science department chair;
Receives on orders, supplies, and equipment for all STEM laboratories and updates records;
Maintain MSDS records for the STEM laboratories;
Arranges transportation of items to and from labs on both campuses as needed and following appropriate safety protocols;
Ensures proper care, storage, organization and maintenance of laboratory supplies, materials, equipment and of plants, and other live materials as needed;
Performs routine administrative tasks associated with the science lab activities;
Ensures laboratory safety compliance for STEM laboratories at the college campus in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations;
Develops, conducts or coordinates laboratory safety and hazardous waste management training workshops for STEM faculty and staff;
Maintains written records of safety training for all science faculty and lab staff;
Perform weekly inspections of satellite waste containers and main accumulation area(s);
Coordinates pick up of hazardous waste materials from all science laboratories;
Assist the College's Facilities department to manage, dispose and transport biological and chemically hazardous waste according to applicable local, state and federal regulations;
Maintains and performs laboratory inspections and ensures compliance of laboratory safety equipment;
Assumes responsibility for the division's compliance with EPA, DOT, DEP, RCRA and OSHA regulations for storage, labeling, handling and disposal of chemicals;
Make recommendations and report safety concerns to the Division Dean, or their designee;
Serves as the emergency contact person for all science-related equipment;
To support all courses including evening and weekend courses, this position requires an ability to work with a flexible schedule. Occasional work in the evenings, or on weekends may be needed. A sample schedule would be: 10:30-6:30 Monday/Wednesday; 8:00-4:00 Tuesdays/Thursdays; 9:00-5:00 Fridays; occasional Saturdays and/or Sundays;
Fulfills all other duties as assigned.
This list is not to be considered all-inclusive. A supervisor may assign other duties as required to meet the needs and foster the mission of the College.
All employees of MassBay are expected to work collegially and collaboratively within a community that values and celebrates diversity.
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Environmental Health, and Safety, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Microbiology, or a closely related scientific field;
A minimum of five (5) years of experience involving hands-on laboratory operations; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience;
Previous training in safety courses (OSHA, HASWOPER, RCRA, U.S. DOT, or other laboratory safety training courses);
Must possess and maintain a valid Massachusetts Driver's License;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
High level of comfort using databases, spreadsheets, and electronic communication platforms.
Advanced degrees in a scientific field is highly desired.
Some experience as a supervisor and/or a trainer in a science laboratory is highly desirable.
Experience working in a diverse environment with multiple stake-holders.
Experience working at a College or University is desirable.
Sensitivity and commitment to the goals of Affirmative Action and workforce diversity;
Experience working in a diverse environment;
Demonstrated commitment to working with under-served students.
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Salary Range: $55,000 - $63,000 in accordance with qualifications and experience
Classification: Non-Unit Professional
Source of Funding: Subject to State Appropriation Funding
To Apply: Please complete our online application by clicking the "Apply" button. Include a letter of interest, resume, and list of three professional references with their contact information. Finalist candidates must provide official transcripts/certifications.
Deadline: April 2, 2020, or thereafter until filled
Massachusetts Bay Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran or military status, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's for Affirmative Action and/or Title IX Coordinator (Lisa MacDonald, Director of Equity Compliance, email@example.com or (781) 239-3147), the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.
Hiring is contingent upon a successful CORI clearance.
MassBay Community College fosters educational excellence and student success, prepares students for local and global citizenship, anticipates and responds to the needs of surrounding communities, and contributes to evolving regional economic development.