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Job Title: LAB ADMINISTRATOR
Job Code: 1865
Job Level: 10
Job Family: JF 28
Coordinate and perform a variety of administrative and technical activities in support of designated introductory lab courses.
Create and maintain a technical lab manual for temporary instructors and teaching assistants in designated introductory lab courses to include guidelines for conducting laboratory exercises, documentation of practical experience, technical problems and references to known solutions. Plan new labs with temporary instructors; conduct and evaluate prototype labs; recommend and/or make necessary changes in materials, techniques or procedures to optimize the value of the lab exercise; attend lab planning and review sessions. Create and maintain copies of laboratory exercises in a suitable format for distribution to students.
Analyze lab needs; coordinate with vendors to ensure timely delivery of necessary supplies; monitor inventory.
Supervise the set-up and break-down of lab and associated apparatus; monitor performance to ensure adequate quality control.
Perform research activities in support of various courses and related labs; assist with special projects as assigned.
Make budget projections and recommendations; prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.
Recommend various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisals, promotions and vacation schedules; train employees in the preparation of solutions, stains, sterile plates and solutions, and in the proper care of plants and animals.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires knowledge of biological laboratory exercises, techniques and procedures generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program in biology, botany, zoology or a directly related field.
Work requires 1 years of laboratory experience to acquire skills necessary to develop and implement biological laboratory exercises, supervise and instruct teaching assistants, students and lab personnel and manage overall operations of the laboratory.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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