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Chemistry Lab Manager – Seattle University

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November 28, 2023

Seattle University is seeking a full-time Chemistry Lab Manager 
Salary Range: $60,300 – $68,100
Open until filled.

Seattle University has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, and not based on a candidate’s gender or any other protected status.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Seattle University provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your total compensation package.

Position Summary:
The purpose of the Lab Managers is to ensure efficient lab operations and safety standards of assigned laboratories as well as associated stockrooms and prep spaces. The Lab Managers report to the Chemistry Department Chair and operate with limited supervision. Responsibilities include the coordination, planning, development, and implementation of inventory, purchasing, safety, and technical operations of laboratory spaces. While much of their lab work is independent, Lab Managers are expected to collaborate with each other to increase efficiency, share burdensome tasks, and support each other, particularly during busy/stressful times. As described in the duties below, Lab Managers also work closely with departmental faculty, the departmental Senior Administrative Assistant, safety committees, the Academic Safety Officer, and Facilities staff to ensure the labs function smoothly and support the department’s educational goals. The Lab Managers exercise daily independent judgement and have decision-making authority for funds management.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related area which must include course work in general chemistry, organic chemistry, and quantitative analysis; or Associate’s degree in chemistry or related area which must include course work in general, organic chemistry plus at least 2 years of laboratory work experience.
  • Training in laboratory safety.
  • Knowledge of fundamental chemical principles; chemical reactions, proper handling, storage and transport of chemicals; waste disposal regulations.
  • Knowledge and experience with solution preparation.
  • Proficiency using common computer programs, especially database and spreadsheet applications.
  • Proficiency with computerized laboratory equipment and computerized inventory methods.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, to set and meet deadlines, and to adapt to changing situations, priorities, and technologies.
  • Strong initiative and ability to function independently and as a contributing team member.
  • Strong interpersonal skills for effective communication with faculty, students, staff, and vendors.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the University’s mission, vision, and values.

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