Academic Lab Manager, Sciences for Health Programs

Job Open: 
Friday, January 8, 2021
Salary Low: 
Job Closed: 
Friday, February 19, 2021
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Application Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2021
Salary & Benefits: Salary is $40,336.58 per the Santa Fe College Salary Schedule. Compensation package is comprised of many college paid benefits including health and life insurance, retirement, leave time, and tuition waivers for Santa Fe College and the University of Florida.
Classification: Full-time, Technical/Professional, Pay Grade PT3, Exempt
Location: Northwest Campus and all Educational Centers, Sciences for Health Programs, 3000 NW 83rd Street, Gainesville, Florida, 32606.

Overview: Santa Fe College (SF) has been recognized as one of the top-rated community colleges in the United States. Santa Fe College is a student-centered institution with a commitment to open access, academic excellence, and cultural and ethnic diversity. Santa Fe College is a comprehensive public college that offers a range of Bachelor’s degrees, Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degree options, as well as Certificate and Non-Degree programs. A high quality of life, temperate climate, proximity to the University of Florida, diverse cultural events, and plentiful recreational opportunities make SF and Gainesville an ideal community to work and live. SF enrolls over 16,000 students each semester, retains and completes over 60% of students every academic year, while over 10% transfer into the University system.

Santa Fe College, Department of Sciences for Health Programs (SHP) is seeking an Academic Lab Manager to assist in the management and maintenance of the SHP labs. SHP provides a comprehensive heath core and science foundation tailored to the curriculum requirements of myriad Health Science Programs. The Academic Lab Manager for SHP is responsible for departmental laboratory operations including lab coursework in Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology and Chemistry. This position is also responsible for the operational readiness of the labs. This requires ensuring a safe laboratory environment, ongoing inventory management, maintenance of lab equipment, budget preparation, and supervision of the student assistants. The Academic Lab Manager works closely with the College Safety Coordinator to actively support a safe and hazard free work environment.

Responsibilities and Duties:
• Prepare the equipment, reagents, and physical set-up for all lab classes for the Sciences for Health Programs at the NW Campus experiments and supervise lab assistants performing the same activities during all weeks of scheduled classes.
• Maintain current inventory of all equipment (including models) used in the labs and classrooms.
• Maintain current inventory status of all consumables.
• Communicate lab needs to faculty on timely basis to maintain lab environment and equipment.
• Work with the administrative assistant to manage the determined expense budget for the laboratory expenses including small equipment and consumables, and the budget allocated for lab staff wages.
• Advise the department chair on laboratory capital needs.
• Identify and source appropriate products for lab use, including obtaining multiple vendor quotes.
• Enforce safety regulations for all SHP laboratory classes and laboratory preparations.
• Promote and adhere to all recognized safety practices and standards.
• Maintain cleanliness and neatness of all lab areas, including prep areas.
• Maintain MSDS files and overseeing its implementation.
• Maintain proper disposal of all toxic and biohazard materials and maintenance of disposal records.
• Maintenance and return of human cadavers used in laboratories.
• Assist with the interviewing, hiring, scheduling and supervision of work study students, educational aides and part-time, temporary support employees.
• Schedule, train and manage laboratory staff.
• Provide support to faculty in the development and implementation of new equipment and technology.
• Maintain warranty and maintenance information on equipment.
• Request work orders through college and vendors for room and equipment maintenance.
• Prepare required data and reports student fee request every three years.
• Assist in the preparation of events.
• Communicate, collaborate and maintain working relationships with community constituents, partners, and vendors
• Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible, and professional engagement.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Department Chair, Sciences for Health Programs


Required: Master’s degree in science or health-related field and (2) two years of related experience in inventory management, including inventory, ordering, and receiving or Bachelor’s degree in science or health-related field and (4) years of related experience in inventory management, including inventory, ordering, and receiving, or a combination of relevant laboratory experience and/or completion of a related educational degree equal to six years is required. A working knowledge of chemistry and microbiology laboratory procedures, as well as experience with proper waste management, chemical hygiene and laboratory safety/security protocols.

Additional Requirements: Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 20lbs routinely. A criminal background check will be conducted.

Preferred: Laboratory management experience is preferred. Familiarity with learning management systems, such as CANVAS.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Adaptability to Change – able to be flexible and supportive, react swiftly to and able to positively and proactively assimilate change in rapid growth environment.
• Communication – able to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using preferred method and level as applicable to the job.
• Critical Thinking & Judgement - able to make well-reasoned, sensible, and timely decisions based on careful, objective review and informed analysis of available information, considerations, and other factors.
• Multi-task - Ability to expeditiously organize, coordinate, manage, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks simultaneously to swiftly assess a situation, determine a logical course of action, and apply the appropriate response.
• Problem Solving – proven skills in identifying issues, determining their cause, developing creative solutions, and following through with implementing resolutions.
• Relationship Management – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to others, building relationships and addressing identified needs.
• Systems & Software - proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.
• Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated team player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.
• Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment.

Application Process: All applicants must submit a completed online SF Employment Application, a letter of intent, an up-to-date resume, as well as college transcripts to be considered for this position. College transcripts should be submitted to confirm academic qualifications. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to any employment offer when academic credentials are the basis for meeting minimum qualifications. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes.