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Lead Laboratory Instruction Specialist

Company:
Oxford College of Emory University
Job Location:
Oxford, Georgia
Category:
Laboratory and Research

Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory’s original campus in Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College invites applications for a full-time Lead Laboratory Instruction Specialist position working with faculty and students.

One of Emory University's four schools partnering in undergraduate education, Oxford College provides 950 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for the first two years of their Emory bachelors degree. We're interested in candidates with a commitment to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community. Applications from women and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome.

IMPORTANT NOTE TO APPLICANTS: For further consideration of your application, please upload both a resume/CV AND a cover letter at the time of your submission. The cover letter should address how your qualifications are well suited for the job description.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The individual hired in this position will work collaboratively with and under supervision of the Biology department Director of Undergraduate Laboratories and Laboratory Coordinator to execute the responsibilities below:

  • Assists biology and environmental science faculty in the teaching laboratory including benchwork, set up, organization, projects, and maintenance.
  • Assists biology and environmental science faculty with field-based laboratories including management of transportation logistics for field trips and other support.
  • Assists with maintenance of the greenhouse.
  • Manages, supervises, and mentors student workers in a variety of capacities including laboratory safety training, benchwork, greenhouse, and other duties.

Additional duties may involve some or all of the following:

  • Manages the lab instructional components for all courses in a designated department.
  • May hire, train, and supervise student-workers.
  • Advises faculty about the appropriate equipment and reagents needed for various experiments in particular courses.
  • Ensures the availability of teaching materials, samples, specimens and equipment.
  • Develops instructional methodologies, presents complex concepts and materials and responds to students' questions.
  • Establishes laboratory safety standards in compliance with organizational and federal guidelines.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor's degree in the biological or physical sciences or a related field.
  • Three years of research or instructional experience in a science laboratory.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in biology or related field with laboratory experience.
  • Experience with undergraduate students
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent skills in organization, communication, and time management
  • A critical thinker who is detail-oriented, creative, and has a passion for acquiring new skills.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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