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Instructional Labs Operational Lead

Company: University of California
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 19, 2019

Job Description:

In addition to this position, we are also hiring a Instructional Lab Manager (#99327). We strongly encourage interested candidates to apply for both Instructional Lab positions. UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 05/15/2019 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 05/24/2019. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance. DESCRIPTION Under supervision of the Division's Instructional Lab Manager and in close collaboration with the Lab Program Coordinator, provide operational and technical expertise to the Biology Instructional Labs (10-12 courses per quarter, 2,000 students per quarter and Summer Sessions I & II). Responsibilities include: * Serving as operations lead for Biology Instructional Labs, including purchasing, inventory, equipment, and set-up for all instructional labs. * Working with faculty to recommend and implement program and curricular enhancement. * Recommending design and modifications of lab facilities and coordinating repairs. * Participating in the forecasting, estimating, reporting, and monitoring budgets for lab classes of approximately $350,000/year. * Documenting lab protocols and improving data management. * Ensuring compliance with safety regulation. In addition, the incumbent will provide work direction to instructional lab staff and serve as back-up to Biology Instructional Labs Manager when appropriate and perform other duties as assigned. * Evenings and weekends may be required. In addition to this position, we are also hiring a Instructional Lab Manager (#99327). We strongly encourage interested candidates to apply for both Instructional Lab positions. QUALIFICATIONS * Strong theoretical and practical knowledge in highly specialized fields and techniques of modern biology that encompass all curricular areas of focus, including microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, ecology, and physiology, as acquired through a Bachelor's Degree in related field and two (2) years of experience; or an equivalent combination of education and lab experience. * Strong leadership skills associated with planning work assignments, establishing priorities and scheduling instructional space. Proven experience in administrative and supervisory practices and principles; strong and creative organization, analytic and decision-making skills. * Expertise in a variety of experimental techniques including but not limited to: tissue culture manipulation and maintenance of cell lines; physiological recordings; standard molecular and biochemical techniques such as gel electrophoresis and PRC; and fluorescent microscopes and imaging systems. Ability to demonstrate and train these techniques in an instructional setting. * Advanced experience using lab instruments such as: FPLC, electrophoresis apparatuses, spectrophotometers, centrifuges scintillation counters, DNA cycler, protein and DNA electrophoresis apparatuses, high-speed and ultra-centrifuges UV and Vis-spectrophotometer, stereo and compact microscopes, scintillation counter, incubator, walk-in environmental chamber, colony counter, low gyratory water bath, autoclave, dishwasher, amplifiers, micromanipulators, and Mac Lab computers. * Proven ability to quickly learn and operate new types of equipment whenever new experiments are added. Ability to train technical staff, students, and IAs in the proper use of all lab instruments. * Demonstrated ability to perform aseptic technique, animal husbandry, anesthesia, euthanasia according to university regulations, and common lab calculations. Ability to accurately prepare solutions and aliquots. * Proven knowledge and skill to handle and care for animal subjects such as rats, frogs, leeches, and/or worms and have the knowledge and ability to prepare all for lab use as needed or directed. * Knowledge and skill to grow and maintain various types of plants in plant growth chambers, care and maintain drosophila stocks, and maintain chick embryos and have the knowledge and ability to prepare all for lab use as needed. * Experience in scheduling, reassigning workloads and resources, reassessing priorities in a dynamic environment. Experience in planning, prioritizing and delegating in a large complex facility. * Demonstrated knowledge and ability to develop budgets for individual lab courses and control and monitor expenses. * Advanced knowledge of research discipline or instructional design to collaborate effectively with faculty and function as a resource to research and instructional associates. * Proficiency using Windows and variety of business software including system and networking software, Microsoft Office Suite, email, and web-based programs and browsers. Ability to update and increase skills as needed to meet goals of the unit and Division. * Knowledge and understanding and at least some experience with Safety Data Sheets, hazard communication and Injury and Illness Prevention Program. Familiarity with Chemical Hygiene Plan addressing safety precautions including appropriate clothing and shoes, safe handling of chemicals, use of protective items. * Solid ability to independently read, comprehend, and analyze scientific literature and to adapt research techniques for instructional labs. Ability to develop innovative approaches, techniques and procedures to provide more efficient and responsive services. * Solid ability to provide work direction to professional staff, fostering innovation, service and accountability, and to give clear instructions and guidelines. Ability to delegate and assign tasks, monitor production and quality of work, and set clear and reasonable performance standards. * Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to represent detailed information, position, plan of action, evaluation or interpretation clearly and professionally. Advanced negotiation and decision making skills, with ability and expertise to articulate, present, clarify, and resolve issues and conflicts and recommend actions for attainable goals. * Knowledge of the campus Link family of applications preferred. SPECIAL CONDITIONS * Job offer is contingent upon a satisfactory clearance based on background check results. * Must be willing to work with animals. Must be willing to work with hazardous materials. Apply Now The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://www-hr.ucsd.edu/saa/nondiscr.html UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit smokefree.ucsd.edu for more information.SDL2017

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