To assist the Biology Stockroom Manager with tasks relating to supporting the Biology and Biology-related (Neuroscience and Environmental Studies) teaching and research laboratories, including: purchasing, inventory management, routine maintenance and repair of equipment, handling of chemicals, supervision of student workers, and managing the Faculty of Natural Science and Mathematics (FNSM) animal facilities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Manage Stockroom - 30% of time
Assist with organization and management of the main and satellite Regents Hall stockroom and physical storeroom inventory and electronic inventory
Collaborate with the Chemical Hygiene Officer to ensure that chemical waste in material is properly handled and disposed of, and that St. Olaf Chemical Hygiene Plan requirements for labeling, storing, and handling chemicals are met
Assist with the routine inventory and checking of equipment in teaching and research spaces, routine maintenance and repair of equipment, and coordination of these efforts with the Physics Technician as needed
2. Teaching and Research Laboratories - 30% of time
Work with the Biology Stockroom Manager to provide support for Biology faculty as needed for their courses and in their research laboratories which may include: gathering items for laboratories, helping with laboratory set-up and take-down, and running local errands for supplies; and assist faculty in the management of the greenhouse, the aquatics room, the growth chamber room, and the field equipment rooms
Provide similar course support for interdisciplinary FNSM faculty, particularly in Neuroscience and Environmental Studies.
Work with the Biology Stockroom Manager to assist Biology Orient student teaching assistants and students who prepare labs
3. Animal Facilities and Care - 20% of time
Be trained in animal care guidelines through Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) and serve on the St. Olaf IACUC
Assist with management of the Regents Hall Vivarium and various aquaria; help to train and supervise the student workers taking care of these areas
4. Ordering and Account Management -10% of time
Serve as back-up purchasing agent for the Biology department
Maintain detailed records of purchase and billing transactions
5. Supervisory Responsibilities 5% of time
Train and supervise student workers to organize, maintain and prepare stockrooms for continued use and efficiency
Assist in conducting student worker performance evaluations
6. General Office Responsibilities - 5% of time
Collect mail and order office supplies
Perform other duties as required
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:
Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form
Ability to stay organized while changing priorities and remaining busy
Skill in completing tasks accurately and with attention to detail
Ability to interact professionally and effectively with faculty, staff, students, manufacturers, and vendors
Ability to use basic biological instrumentation and reagents
Ability to learn new techniques and instruments
Skill in using mathematics to solve problems
Ability to work in an environment with diversity and flexibility in day to-day responsibilities
Ability to train, supervise, and mentor undergraduate students
Knowledge of stockroom cleaning techniques and procedures
Skill in using computer applications including spreadsheet and word processing software
Ability to master new technology
Skill in editing documents for correct grammar
Ability to work under pressure and meet close deadlines
Ability to work independently or with minimal supervision
Ability and willingness to support, respect and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values and points of view to build a strong and inclusive community including faculty, staff, students and constituents
Education: High School diploma or equivalent; basic background in biology and interest in science; maintain a valid drivers license and meet St. Olaf College driver authorization criteria with a satisfactory driving record
Experience: 1+ years of experience in a like facility, field, or industry
Education: Bachelors degree in a science field; animal care training
Experience: Experience working with students, applying animal use and care regulations; 1+ years of comparable experience in a like facility, field, or industry
Internal Number: 103625028
About St. Olaf College
One of the nation?s leading four-year residential colleges, St. Olaf offers an academically rigorous education with a vibrant faith tradition. Founded in 1874, St. Olaf is a liberal arts college of the church in the Lutheran tradition (ELCA). Committed to the liberal arts and incorporating a global perspective, St. Olaf fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit.Academic excellence informs St. Olaf College's identity and characterizes its history. Through its curriculum, campus life, and off-campus programs, St. Olaf hones students' critical thinking and nurtures their moral formation. The college encourages and challenges its students to be seekers of truth, to lead lives of unselfish service to others, and to be responsible and knowledgeable citizens of the world.Widely known for its world-class programs in mathematics and music, St. Olaf is also recognized for its innovative approaches to undergraduate science education and its commitment to environmental sustainability as evidenced in such initiatives as the adoption of green chemistry principles across the science curriculum. For nearly half a century, St. Olaf has been at the forefront of global edu...cation and a pioneer in study abroad. Today, with 110 distinct international and off-campus programs in 46 countries, St. Olaf students enjoy a world of opportunities when pursuing their studies.St. Olaf is an inclusive community that welcomes people of differing backgrounds and beliefs, a community that embraces spirituality and cultivates compassion. Conversations about faith are part of campus life and numerous opportunities are provided for students to grow in their faith and discover how they are called upon to serve others. St. Olaf takes pride in its record of academic excellence. A leader among undergraduate colleges in producing prestigious Rhodes Scholars, Fulbright Fellows, and Peace Corps volunteers, St. Olaf ranks 11th overall among the nation's baccalaureate colleges in the number of graduates who go on to earn doctoral degrees, with top ten rankings in the fields of mathematics/statistics, religion/theology, arts and music, medical sciences, education and the social service professions, chemistry and the physical sciences, life sciences, and foreign languages.
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