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Lab Supervisor

Appalachian State University
Job Location:
Boone, North Carolina
Laboratory and Research
Boone, NC

Faculty Rank: No

Provide Rank: N/A

Position Number: 066011

Department: Biology - 250100

Description of University

Appalachian State University, in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Must have a Master's degree in Molecular Biology or a related field, be self-motivated, and possess excellent management, communication, and organizational skills.
  • At least two years of experience with molecular biology and microbiology techniques (PCR, DNA and RNA purification, recombinant plasmid construction, blotting, microbial culture, sterile technique) are required.
License/Certification Required


Preferred Qualifications

Experience with laboratory management is preferred but not required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The primary duty of the Lab Supervisor will be to support and coordinate multiple sections of molecular biology and microbiology labs in the Department of Biology.

These duties include, but are not limited to:
1) ordering and preparation of laboratory materials and reagents;
2) set-up and breakdown of laboratory sections;
3) maintenance of laboratory equipment and other shared equipment (autoclaves, freezers, shakers, centrifuges, PCR machines, gel documentation system);
4) teaching molecular biology or microbiology lab sections as required.

Type of Position: Full Time Position

Staff/Non-Faculty: Staff/Non-Faculty

Appointment Type: 1.0

Work Schedule/Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:00-5:00pm

Number of Hours Per Week: 40

Number of Months Per Year: 12

Mandatory Staff: No

Suggested Salary Range: $48,000

Physical Demands of Position

Typical physical demands of a professional position within a university. Incudes light to moderate lifting, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Posting Date: 08/04/2022

Open Until Filled: Yes

Evaluation of Applications Begins

Proposed Date of Hire: 09/06/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants

For a complete application, please apply and submit all below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State University's Job Board:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • List of References with Contact Information (please provide a minimum of 3) or include references in the application form.
Search Chair Name
Andrew Bellemer

Search Chair Email

Disability Accommodation Information

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Maranda Maxey, Director & ADA/504 Coordinator, at 828-262-3056 or

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian

We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.

Background Check Statement

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.

Eligibility for Employment

Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed. This position may or may not be eligible for H-1B sponsorship; EHRA positions are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. To request further information about sponsorship for this position, please contact International Student and Scholar Services and Outreach at

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