Biology Lab Manager

Rivier University seeks a full-time biology lab manager who will coordinate the use of instructional laboratories, maintain laboratory supplies and equipment, and ensure a safe laboratory environment for all users.

The lab manager will support instructors who teach General Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, General Microbiology, and Medical Microbiology. The successful candidate will join a highly-committed group of science faculty dedicated to the university mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world. Working in a new, state of the art Science and Innovation Center, Rivier University’s science faculty are active teacher-scholars who value collaborations with students and their colleagues.

Responsibilities

The Biology Lab Manager is responsible for preparing of microbiological media, operating an autoclave, coordinating the use of laboratory facilities among faculty members, setting up necessary materials for specific laboratory activities, and returning laboratory space to a ready state after use.

Other responsibilities include maintaining a safe laboratory environment and supporting the faculty who are responsible for the instruction of laboratory sections in General Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, General Microbiology, and Medical Microbiology The laboratory manager is responsible for chemical hygiene and waste management and will maintain current knowledge of local, state, and federal regulations related to these duties.  The laboratory manager shares responsibility for the successful operation of the University’s new Science and Innovation Center, a 36,000 square foot facility that opened in Fall 2020.

Qualifications

Candidates must possess a bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field and have a keen interest in and enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring students of all levels and abilities.  Significant experience in a biology laboratory setting is required, along with an understanding of how this discipline and this position support the education of nursing, biology, and biotechnology students.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in Anatomy & Physiology and/or Microbiology Laboratory.

Applications Instructions

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, transcripts (unofficial is fine for applying), and the contact information of three (3) professional references to jobs@rivier.edu. (References will not be contacted without the candidate’s prior authorization.) For best consideration, apply before November 1, 2020.

For additional information about this opportunity, please review the comprehensive position profile.

Rivier University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Rivier University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, pregnancy, disability, veteran, or marital status in admission or access to, treatment in or employment in its programs and activities, and Title IX requires that the University not discriminate on the bases stated above. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX and the nondiscrimination policies:

Director of Human Resources, Justine Caron, located in Molloy Hall, ext. 8210 while students may also contact Kurt Stimeling, Vice President for Student Affairs, located in Dion Center, ext. 8249.

Prospective employees are encouraged to review the University’s Annual Security Report (ASR), in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, which can be found here.

About Us

Rivier University has the advantage of a central New England location in a thriving small city less than 50 miles from metropolitan Boston. With a student population of 2,300 undergraduate and graduate students, the University is recognized for academic excellence, a strong liberal arts program, and professional career preparation in various fields.

Rivier University is dedicated to its mission of transforming hearts and minds to serve the world.  Rivier is guided by the faith heritage, intellectual tradition, and social teachings of the Roman Catholic Church. The faculty and staff are engaged in the education of the whole person in the context of an open and inclusive academic community that cultivates critical thought, sound judgment, and respect for all people.  We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the University to apply. We especially encourage candidates who are committed to enhancing the racial, ethnic, or cultural diversity of the University to apply.