The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Director, Instructional & Research Laboratories. The individual in this position will be responsible for the overall operation, leadership, direction and administration of the laboratories in accordance with governmental regulations. Essential functions include, but are not limited to: 1) provision of data to governmental and scientific organizations, 2) liaison with environmental, safety, risk management and regulatory agencies, 3) management and reporting pertaining to the Chemistry Building, its internal infrastructure and the Department's teaching and research facilities, 4) administration of undergraduate laboratories, 5) maintenance of records and updating of procedures pertaining to the graduate program, 6) assembly and reporting of data pertaining to undergraduate degree requirements, assessment, and accreditation standards, 7) coordination of activities pertaining to graduate recruiting, undergraduate recruiting and outreach. In many of these functions, the critical evaluation and responsible reporting of data require advanced scientific knowledge and familiarity with the educational purposes of research activities.
The minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. from an accredited institution in Chemistry or a closely related field and 2 years experience in chemical research and coordination of lab operations and procedures. Knowledge of laboratory techniques and safety procedures is required. The ability to manage many projects simultaneously is also required.
Desired qualifications are additional years of management experience related to chemical research or instruction in a governmental, industrial or academic environment; experience in environmental, safety and risk management; experience in communication with federal funding agencies and professional organizations; experience in management of facilities and infrastructure used in chemical research or teaching; experience in management of instructional programs and teaching laboratories; experience in the assembly and reporting of data pertaining to research and teaching activities; and experience in the coordination of student recruiting and outreach activities.
on any computer with internet access. If you need assistance, contact Auburn University’s Department of Human Resources at (334) 844-4145. Internet access is also available through your local state employment office and public library.
Review of applications will begin after July 9, 2012.
Auburn University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.