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Posting Details

Position Title Laboratory and Stores Supervisor - Chemistry

Work Location Springfield Campus

Department Chemistry

HR Home Department 020714 CHEMISTRY

Pay Grade 26

Proposed Salary $17.69 - $20.02 / hourly

Position only available to current, regular, full-time Missouri State University employees? No, Position is available to all applicants.

Appointment Type Full Time Regular

Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt

General Function

The Laboratory and Stores Supervisor-Chemistry utilizes knowledge of chemical reactivity to supervise the Chemistry Department stores and laboratories including assuring proper storage and disposal of reagents. The Laboratory and Stores Specialist-Chemistry provides solutions and reagents for the instructional laboratories by preparing solutions of specific concentrations, properly purifying reagents, and troubleshooting problems that occur with solutions. The Laboratory and Stores Supervisor-Chemistry trains and supervises undergraduate students functioning as student laboratory assistants, orders equipment, chemicals, and supplies, and maintains inventory control over all materials, equipment, and supplies received and contained within the Department of Chemistry storage facilities. The Laboratory and Stores Supervisor-Chemistry is designated an Academic Affiliate and teaches selected college courses in the Chemistry curriculum.

Description of Primary Duties

The Laboratory and Stores Supervisor-Chemistry utilizes knowledge of chemical reactivity to supervise the Chemistry Department stores and laboratories including assuring proper storage and disposal of reagents. The Laboratory and Stores Specialist-Chemistry provides solutions and reagents for the instructional laboratories by preparing solutions of specific concentrations, properly purifying reagents, and troubleshooting problems that occur with solutions. The Laboratory and Stores Supervisor-Chemistry trains and supervises undergraduate students functioning as student laboratory assistants, orders equipment, chemicals, and supplies, and maintains inventory control over all materials, equipment, and supplies received and contained within the Department of Chemistry storage facilities. The Laboratory and Stores Supervisor-Chemistry is designated an Academic Affiliate and teaches selected college courses in the Chemistry curriculum.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Utilizes an understanding of chemical reactivity to assure compliance with all applicable safety regulations and standards by storing reagents in the proper manner (at room temperature, at very cold temperatures, in a nitrogen atmosphere, in a hood, etc.), safely disposing of hazardous waste generated by the Department, (in coordination with the Director of Environmental Management), and keeping accurate records, including Material Safety Data Sheets, of receipt, storage, and disposition of reagents.

  2. Helps to ensure an effective laboratory experience for students by providing all necessary equipment, glassware, solutions and reagents for the instructional laboratories, preparing solutions of specific concentrations by weighing and measuring the volume correctly, mixing the solution correctly, properly purifying reagents utilizing recrystallization, distillation, chromatography, and extraction techniques, and troubleshooting and problem solving when solutions do not work as desired in the teaching laboratories.

  3. Helps to assure laboratory safety at the university by working with the University’s Director of Environmental Management, attending seminars related to scientific laboratory operation, reagent storage, and hazardous waste disposal, and making recommendations to assure and enhance the safe operation of laboratories and chemical storage facilities.

  4. Complies with established guidelines and regulations for the proper and safe storage of all equipment and glassware maintained in the department.

  5. Helps to ensure an effective instructional operation in the Department of Chemistry by training and supervising student laboratory assistants in the safe preparation of chemical reagents and other materials and supplies as specified by laboratory instructors and in the delivery and storage of these items.

  6. Maintains active involvement in the Chemistry department’s academic program by participating as an academic affiliate, providing classroom instruction as assigned by the department head in accordance with Faculty Duties and Responsibilities section of the current Missouri State University Faculty Handbook relative to teaching, and actively participating in activities required Missouri State University.

  7. Contributes to the learning experience of students by maintaining and utilizing a current knowledge of reagents, equipment, and new approaches to laboratory instruction.

  8. Contributes to laboratory safety by providing sanitized safety goggles and other safety equipment, as prescribed by Missouri statues, to students and instructors in all chemistry laboratories.

  9. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

  10. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses required by the Department Head.

  11. Contributes to the overall success of the Department of Chemistry by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

    Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Education: A Master’s degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry is required.

Experience: At least one year of experience is required in a laboratory setting (industrial, commercial, government, or educational setting including relevant undergraduate and or graduate experiences), where knowledge of chemical and physical properties is employed, including accepted methods for the safe storage, handling, and disposal of chemical substances typically used in a university chemistry laboratory. Experience preparing and handling laboratory chemicals is required.

Skills: Effective interpersonal and managerial skills are required. Computer application skills including word processing, spreadsheet, email, and internet skills, are required. Strong organizational skills are required. The ability to contribute to the department’s teaching is required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

Effort: Must be able to lift and carry materials and objects weighing up to 40 pounds.

Other: Must possess normal olfactory response.

Additional Qualifications

Link to Job Description https://www.missouristate.edu/Human/JobDescriptions/5567-laboratory-and-stores.htm

Open Date 02/12/2021

Close Date (If Close Date is blank then the posting is considered open until filled) 03/05/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants

Transcripts will be required at time of hire.

EO/AA and Diversity Statement

Non Discrimination Statement Missouri State University is a community of people with respect for diversity. The University emphasizes the dignity and equality common to all persons and adheres to a strict nondiscrimination policy regarding the treatment of individual faculty, staff, and students. In accord with federal law and applicable Missouri statutes, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin (including ancestry, or any other subcategory of national origin recognized by applicable law), religion, sex (including marital status, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other subcategory of sex recognized by applicable law), age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment or in any program or activity offered or sponsored by the University. Sex discrimination encompasses sexual harassment, which includes sexual violence, and is strictly prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy shall not be interpreted in a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or military organizations associated with the Armed Forces of the United States of America.

The University maintains a grievance procedure incorporating due process available to any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against. Missouri State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minority/Female/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity employer. Inquiries concerning the complaint/grievance procedure related to sex discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, should be addressed to the Title IX Coordinator, Carrington Hall 205, 901 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri 65897, TitleIX@missouristate.edu, 417-836-8506, or to the Office for Civil Rights. All other inquiries concerning the grievance procedure, Affirmative Action Plan, or compliance with federal and state laws and guidelines should be addressed to the Equal Opportunity Officer, Office for Institutional Equity and Compliance, Park Central Office Building, Suite 111, Springfield, Missouri 65897, equity@missouristate.edu, 417-836-4252, or to the Office for Civil Rights. (Res. Board Policies No. 70-11; Bd. Min. 10-28-11.)

Background Check Statement

Employment will require a criminal background check at University expense.

Posting Number 20210034FTS

Quicklink for Posting https://jobs.missouristate.edu/postings/52868

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * How did you hear about this vacancy?

  • Missouri State University Website

  • Web Postings

  • Print Publications

  • Diversity website posting

  • INSIGHT into Diversity

  • HigherEdJobs.com

  • (HERC) Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

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  • Other

  • * Please specify the recruitment source where you located this posting.

(Open Ended Question)

  • * Do you have a Master's Degree?

  • No

  • Yes

  • * What discipline is your Master's degree?

(Open Ended Question)

  • * Do you have at least one year of experience in a laboratory setting?

  • Yes

  • No

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

    Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Transcripts - 1

  • Letter of Recommendation-1 (Non-confidential)

  • Letter of Recommendation-2 (Non-confidential)

  • Letter of Recommendation-3 (Non-confidential)

  • Other Documents -1

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