University of South Carolina Upstate

Laboratory Manager

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Job Description

The Laboratory Manager has a range of responsibilities required for the proper operation of the laboratories and stockrooms of the Division of Natural Sciences & Engineering (NSE) at University of South Carolina Upstate. Duties include, but are not limited to, the following: the daily and weekly preparation of chemistry and biology labs, assembling individual labs, preparing and standardizing solutions, providing inventory check of consumables, ordering expendable supplies for various labs, inspecting and stocking all lockers and stock rooms, evaluating safety equipment, and scheduling the inspection of eyewash stations, first aid kits, and spill kits. Managing the proper protocol for ordering equipment and preventative equipment agreements are required duties.

Tagged as: education, laboratory manager, purchasing, safety officer

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the purchase of supplies for laboratory protocols as requested by NSE faculty. Ensure that lab consumables are properly restocked.
  • Serve as the NSE Laboratory Safety/Biosafety Officer. Maintain OSHA Chemical Inventory, chemical hygiene plan, and Safety Data Sheets. Supervise completion of annual OSHA-mandated training for NSE faculty, staff, and student workers. Maintain safe working conditions in all science laboratories. Verify proper function of laboratory safety equipment monthly. Supervise and coordinate hazardous waste storage and removal. Supervise and train NSE student laboratory workers. Maintain safety records of students in the labs as well as accident report forms. Serve as a floor coordinator in emergency situations in Smith Building. Perform lab inspections and certify hoods annually. Identify and participate in relevant trainings about changes to federal, state and university safety, biosafety, and waste disposal regulations.
  • Order supplies for science laboratories. This includes the tracking of expenditures and utilizing POs and credit cards for purchases. • • Maintain records for lab fee account purchases, work with Academic and Business Affairs departments for accounting purposes, and keep apprised of annual renewal purchase orders required for NSE supplies and preventative maintenance agreements. Track budget expenditures for laboratory supplies and inventory in order to stay within budget constraints.
  • Support faculty and staff to improve efficiency and function of existing laboratories. This includes safety procedures and equipment upgrades necessary for increased needs of the department. Perform equipment inventory annually, dispose of equipment per University guidelines, and arrange services as needed for onsite maintenance. Maintain equipment records such as depreciation schedule and disposal forms. Work with faculty, facilities management, and vendors to maintain warranty information and coordinate repair and/or replacement of laboratory equipment.
  • Work with faculty to ensure the materials necessary for teaching science laboratories are available. Pick up laboratory supplies form local vendors. Preparation of solutions, stains, mixtures, and other compounds required for laboratory instruction. Work with faculty, facilities management, and vendors to maintain warranty information and coordinate repair and/or replacement of laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain and clean laboratories in a timely manner.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science related field and at least 2 years of laboratory experience. Successful background check is required. Valid driver’s license and good driving record required.

Job Summary

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Spartanburg, SC Location
Full Time Job Type
Entry level Bachelor’s degree in a science related field and at least 2 years of laboratory experience.
University of South Carolina Upstate

About

Founded in 1967, the University of South Carolina Upstate has a more than $500 million annual impact on South Carolina. As a senior public institution of the University of South Carolina with a comprehensive residential campus in Spartanburg and commuting and degree completion operations at the University Center Greenville, the University’s primary responsibilities are to offer baccalaureate education to the citizens of the Upstate of South Carolina and to offer selected master’s degrees in response to regional demand. The university’s mission rests upon a foundation of partnerships with the education, corporate and service organizations of the Upstate. The faculty provides leadership in promoting the Upstate’s economic, social and cultural development. This is achieved through its teaching, professional and public service, basic and applied scholarship and research, and creative endeavors. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Contacts

800 University Way Spartanburg, SC 29303 Email: montgo55@uscupstate.edu Phone: 854-503-5764

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