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University of Idaho Laboratory Coordinator/Manager in Moscow, Idaho

This job was posted by https://idahoworks.gov : For more information, please see: https://idahoworks.gov/jobs/2174222

rrUniversity of Idaho

rrLaboratory Coordinator/Manager

rrLocation: Moscow

rrDivision/College: College of Engineering

rrEmployee Category: Exempt

rrPay Range: \$58,614.40 annually or higher depending on experience.

rrFTE: 1

rrFull/Part Time: Full Time

rrPosition Summary:

rProvides functional supervision of day-to-day activities of a laboratory or field research enterprise, including directing the activities of graduate and undergraduate students, staff researchers and research support staff. Develops guidelines and protocols for lab operations. Assures quality control; maintains budget; and operates, tests, and repairs electronic and/or scientific test equipment used. Assists with the construction and modification of new and prototype scientific devices.

Duties may include:

  • Provide consulting services to department management, public and private sector entities
  • Provide final review of policies and procedures; recommending changes based on prevailing scientific evidence
  • Supervise scientific/technical staff
  • Direct and/or planning and implementing a component of the scientific program
  • Direct and/or planning and monitoring research projects in conjunction with other agencies
  • Direct and/or preparing reports assessing use, distribution, fate, exposure, and probability of adverse effects of chemicals and/or radiological constituents or other hazardous substances in specific use situations
  • Direct and/or developing and /or providing final detailed review of risk assessments and making recommendations for improvement where risk level is unacceptable
  • Establish work priorities and performance standards; may be involved in hiring, training, evaluating staff, assigning and reviewing work
  • Make managerial decisions that directly affect the efficiency, cost, reputation and service quality of the laboratory
  • Develop budgets, distribute budgeted funds and exercise the primary control over a budget
  • Other duties as assigned

rrMinimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Technology or Science

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rrPreferred Qualifications:


  • Masters Degree in engineering, technology or science
  • Knowledge and experience in lab safety, computer programing, computer hardware interfacing experience, problem solving and troubleshooting and general laboratory skills
  • Effective written and oral communication
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Identify problems and related technical issues
    • Identify technical approach for solving problems and meeting department, researcher or course needs
    • Manage department experimental research and instructional laboratories and equipment
    • On occasion work variable shifts including early morning and early evenings
    • Work with minimal supervision
    • Use available shop tools to maintain and repair lab related malfunctions
    • Explain principles of and train students in use and operation of laboratory equipment including gas chromatography, optical spectroscopy (UV-Vis, IR), valves, pumps, control systems and other hardware
  • Instructional experience in a laboratory setting
  • Experience interfacing analog and digital instrumentation or components
  • Experience using Lab Windows CVI
  • Experience with design, develop and implement instructional laboratory experiments and related curriculum
  • Willingness to take Chemical Engineering and related classes fo continuous improvement as suggested by the supervisor
  • Ability to listen to, work with and instruct undergraduate and students with their academic and/or research projects
  • Demonstrated organizational and multitasking skills for planning, allocating/ordering materials and time in order to make the laboratories run smoothly

rrPhysical Requirements & Working Conditions:


  • Must be able to:
    • lift, carry or otherwise move 50 pounds
    • ascend and descend ladders
    • lift and retrieve objects overhead

Must be able to:rlift, carry or otherwise move 50 poundsrascend and descend laddersrlift and retrieve objects overheadrrr


rRequired Licensures, Certifications or other



rPosting Number: SP004314P

rrPosting Date: 02/29/2024

rrClosing Date:

rrOpen Until Filled: Yes

rrSpecial Instructions:

rApplicants received by March 14, 2024 will receive first consideration.

rrBackground Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

rrTo apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu

rrEEO Statement

rUniversity of I