Chemistry Stockroom Manager/NMR Coordinator

Augustana University
Full time
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Posted Date: 

Chemistry Stockroom Manager/NMR Coordinator

Job Title: Chemistry Stockroom Manager/NMR Coordinator
Position Type: Full-Time
Department: Chemistry

Augustana University is seeking a full time (12 month) Chemistry Stockroom Manager/NMR Coordinator. This is an Administrative position and reports to the Chemistry Department Chair. The anticipated starting date is June 1, 2018.

The best candidate will work well with deadlines, be detail-oriented, and have strong social skills. The duties for this position are grouped into three categories:

  • Lab Prep Manager: prep and set up lab, supervise student stockroom assistants, track usage of reagents, equipment, and safety supplies for classes, identify what needs to be reordered, in conjunction with faculty, develop new labs or adapt older ones to better fit learning objectives in courses, create and maintain lab prep manuals for all classes, perform residue collection and disposal for all classes, and coordinate padlocks for drawers in teaching labs. 
  • Stockroom Manager: keep the stockroom clean and organized, including fume hoods and benchtops, place and track orders for chemicals and lab equipment, stock shelves, maintain glassware and equipment inventory, responsible for the inventory/deinventory process, including ethanol storage and allocation, maintain the computerized chemical inventory, establish and document standard procedures for residue collection and disposal from research and upper level labs, maintain minor instruments and train assistants in their use, responsible for inventorying the key cabinet, assist the Chemistry Chair compile list of jobs to be addressed by summer assistants, coordinate removal of spent reagents, check labs for proper functionality, and coordinate safety aspects of the Stockroom, including communication with the campus Chemical Hygiene Officer and making routine equipment safety checks, such as for eyewashes and safety showers.
  • NMR Manager: perform regular inspection and maintenance (filling cryogens, shimming, etc.) of the 400 MHz NMR, coordinate usage of the instrument among students and faculty, and train users on proper operation and data workup for the instrument.

Qualifications:  Master's degree in Chemistry preferred, although Bachelor's degree in Chemistry with significant work-related experience will be considered.  Candidates with NMR and safety experience will be given preference.

Closing Date: Review of application will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Procedure: Please submit a letter of application, current resume, a completed Augustana University employment application, and names and contact information for three professional references electronically to:

Address for sending resumes:

Human Resources
Augustana University

Email submissions are preferred.

Human Resources
Augustana University

2001 S Summit Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57197

Telephone: 605.274.4110
Fax: 605.274.5547

Augustana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. Augustana University is committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. Submission of official transcripts may be required upon employment. Finalist candidates must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.