Manager of Undergraduate Laboratories 8430BR College of Science COS Thomas H Gosnell School of Life Sciences
Detailed Job Description
Instructor for 3-4 introductory/intermediate courses (100-300 level) per year (along with all the expectations of an instructor and coordinator - participating in course coordination meetings, holding office hours, using myCourses, utilize the Early Alert system, etc.)
Design, deliver, evaluate and coordinate laboratory curriculum for all General Biology I and II laboratory course sections. (300-350 students enrolled in 12-14 sections per week)
Assist with the selection, hiring, training, and supervision of Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs), which includes education and training of proper laboratory safety and experimental outcomes.
Oversee the GSOLS Stockroom facility, which includes day- to-day activities and direct activities of the student employees.
Oversee autoclave and washroom area activities for proper waste management practices and decontamination of live organisms and periodic maintenance of equipment.
Oversee and maintain the Animal Facility and serve on the Institute Animal Care and Use Committee, interface with local, state, and federal inspectors to maintain compliance with regulations and perform small animal procedures as needed for laboratory classes.
Coordinate safety inspections of Gosnell School of Life Sciences laboratories, receive safety inspection reports, follow-up with assessments of regulatory compliance. Maintain records of laboratory safety training and coordinate lab access requests.
Oversee annual property inventories and documents ongoing coordination with Property Control to retire/add fixed assets as needed.
Maintain accurate records, paper and electronic, for all activities associated with the position. Stay current on school, college and university information and policies relevant to all aspects of the position and attend training workshops as needed.
Department/College Description The Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences (GSoLS) comprises 27 full-time Faculty, 6 full-time staff and approximately 300 full-time students across our undergraduate majors of Biology, Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, and Environmental Science; and approximately 50 graduate students in our two Masters programs in Bioinformatics and Environmental Science. GSoLS is known for high-quality education, innovative approaches to teaching and learning, and excellent research and expertise in target areas including bioinformatics, computational biology, earth system and environmental science, biotechnology and STEM education.
The RIT College of Science offers 13 undergraduate programs and 14 graduate programs including 4 PhD and 17 BS/MS programs. The College has established an inclusive community that embraces social justice and equity among our education, research, and the scientific community at large. Our students benefit from the intersection of science and technology at RIT, including access and training with state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and facilities starting in their first year at RIT. As one of the top external grant-funded colleges on campus, the College of Science gives students unrivaled opportunities to engage in real-world research with supportive faculty mentors. Our alumni stand out from their peers at Cornell, MIT, Harvard, Regeneron, St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital, and the Cleveland Clinic, just to name a few.
RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 16,700 undergraduates and 3,100 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
RIT was recently named one of the top 100 universities in the nation, having jumped 10 places in the 'National Universities' category, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings for its 2018 edition. In 2017, RIT moved into the top 'National Universities' category due to its rapid increase in research and Ph.D. graduates. In 2018, RIT ranked 97th out of 311 universities in this prestigious category.
RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the 'Great Colleges to Work For' for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.
Minimum Qualifications Education/Experience:
M.S. or higher in Biology or Biology related field such as Environmental Sciences
Minimum of 1-3 years
Knowledge on how to run an autoclave, dishwasher, lab equipment.
Knowledge of pedagogy.
Experience in animal care/handling.
Knowledge of general biology.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to work to a deadline.
Be able to prioritize tasks efficiently.
Be able to communicate effectively with professors.
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Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the 'Great Colleges to Work For.' RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
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Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .