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Laboratory Director

Company: University of Kansas
Location: Lawrence
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

The CEBC Laboratory Director works at the University of Kansas, Center for Environmentally Beneficial Catalysis in Lawrence, Kansas. The director oversees operation of research and/or educational laboratory program(s) in buildings B&C, Life Science Research Laboratories, in collaboration with CEBC faculty, PIs and other research professionals. Oversees designing, testing, training and performing for experiments for CEBC research and/or KU courses. Creates lab schedules and tracks use of lab equipment. May procure, maintain, fabricate and/or troubleshoot laboratory equipment or materials. Develops and gives tutorials; trains/instructs faculty and students in utilizing facility and equipment including safety/security protocols. Compiles and disseminates findings for publication and/or presentations. Job Description 30% Laboratory Equipment

  • Create and maintain (in consultation with appropriate researchers) Standard Operating Procedures, routine maintenance schedules, and user guides for CEBC researchers;
  • Oversee equipment scheduling and ensure proper use of shared instrumentation;
  • Perform (or delegate as appropriate, with appropriate follow-up) regular preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, and/or analysis of reference samples to ensure on-spec performance. Coordinate any maintenance calls with vendors/service providers;
  • Ensure proper use of equipment logbooks, and routinely review entries for abnormal/unusual performance;25% Laboratory Management
    • Maintain an inventory of gas cylinders and reconcile against rental statements;
    • Ensure proper storage of chemicals by hazard category, and ensure researchers keep chemical inventory up to date;
    • Assist researchers with quotations and ordering of research equipment;
    • Ensure general cleanliness and organization of laboratories;
    • Maintain adequate inventory of general/shared use consumables;20% Laboratory Safety
      • Proactively ensure compliance by all CEBC researchers with KU-EHS, OSHA, and other applicable regulations;
      • Review and maintain (in consultation with the CEBC Safety Committee) a database of Safety Hazard Reviews;
      • Review and maintain (in consultation with the CEBC Safety Committee) a CEBC-specific laboratory manual;
      • Organize laboratory inspection program, and promptly follow-up on any issues that arise;
      • Read relevant reports, safety-related journals, news articles, web sites, blogs, etc. for useful safety information, and disseminate to the CEBC research community;17% Research Support
        • Provide assistance with equipment installation, construction/setup, and instrumentation/data acquisition interfacing;
        • Provide assistance with sample analysis for internal/external users8% Laboratory Training
          • Provide orientation/general safety training for new researchers as necessary;
          • Provide orientation/training on laboratory equipment to users as necessary;
          • Develop/update training materials and documents Position Requirements
            • Work location statement - This position is required to work on-site. Required Qualifications
              • Ph.D. in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
              • Broad knowledge of principles of laboratory safety, including OSHA and other guidelines, as demonstrated by interview
              • Broad knowledge of laboratory instrumentation and techniques related to catalysis, as demonstrated in application materials
              • Excellent organizational and communication (oral and written) skills, as demonstrated by cover letter and interview
              • At least 5 years research lab experience as evidenced by C.V. Preferred Qualifications
                • Hands-on experience using or maintaining several of the following laboratory instruments: GC (FID/TCD/MS), HPLC, FT-IR, UV-Vis, GPC, N2-BET, TGA/DSC, pXRD, XRF, ICP-OES, XPS
                • Experience with data acquisition systems (NI LabView)
                • Experience with high-pressure (> 30 bar) laboratory reactors
                • Supervisory experience Additional Candidate Instructions Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. A complete application includes online application form, resume, cover letter, names and contact information for three professional references
                  employ@ku.edu 785-864-4946 1246 West Campus Road, Room 103
                  Carruth O'Leary Hall
                  The University of Kansas
                  Lawrence, Kansas 66045-7521 The annual security report about KU safety policies, crime statistics, and campus resources is available online at http://ku.edu/safety , or on paper by contacting the [Office of the Vice Provost of Student Affairs (previously Dean of Students)], 133 Strong Hall, (785) 864-4060. The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access, IOA@ku.edu , Room 1082, Dole Human Development Center, 1000 Sunnyside Avenue, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY (for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

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