Classification Title: Administrative Staff
Position Number: A00468
Pay Grade Level: AD 01
Competitive based on education and experience
Department: Biology Department
Number: S 121300972
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Number of Months: 12
Exempt salaried position. Usual hours are 40 hours per
This is a 12-month position that will work closely with Biology faculty to
develop laboratory activities for biology courses and coordinate lab preparation for the Biology “core” courses (i.e. courses taken by all
Denison biology majors, currently BIOLOGY 210, 220, 230). This includes working with faculty in the planning of potential teaching lab
projects, running pilot studies to determine feasibility, and refining methods for class implementation. This position will oversee
the purchase of needed supplies, reagents, and equipment for the “core” courses during the academic year and will coordinate efforts by
student workers toward the execution of these laboratory activities.
Essential Job Functions
role will work closely with faculty who are planning to develop new activities for teaching labs, or who plan to refine or troubleshoot lab
activities that are already in use.
Efforts that will contribute to the Biology major “core” will be given preference, but
development for upper-level elective and non-majors courses may also requested. The department will prioritize such plans to ensure that the
efforts of this individual are effectively utilized. Such efforts may include: obtaining background information from published
literature to facilitate the development of new labs, running pilot studies to determine feasibility of projects, and purchasing needed
supplies and/or equipment to implement such labs.
During the academic year, the Lab Manager will coordinate with faculty who are
teaching the “core” courses to prepare needed materials for labs on a weekly basis, obtaining needed equipment, purchasing supplies, and
executing the physical set-up and subsequent tear-down/clean-up of the labs including the coordination of student workers employed to
contribute to these efforts. This includes the oversight of plants, animals, and other living organisms that will be used in these
This position will communicate and coordinate regularly with the Biology Facilities Manager to ensure that those facilities
(Talbot Lab spaces, Greenhouse, Biological Reserve, Field Station) are being properly maintained, that living organisms are being properly
cared for, and will appraise the Facilities Manager about usage of “common” reagents and disposable supplies.
individual will oversee the routine upkeep of teaching labs and associated spaces (prep rooms associated with these teaching labs, class
bench spaces in the Incubator room). This includes hiring of student workers to carry out weekly teaching lab clean-up, the assigning of
bench spaces for classes in the incubator room, and shelf spaces in the incubators for core courses, and restocking and organization of all
teaching lab spaces at the end of each semester.
Bachelor’s degree in
biological sciences (or closely related areas of study), with a strong interest in teaching and laboratory activity development. Must
have strong laboratory skills, experience with reading biological primary and secondary literature, and possess an interest in a broad range
of biological research questions and teaching pedagogy.
working in a laboratory or teaching setting (or both), either as part of a Master’s degree program or other comparable employment is
preferred. Evidence of self-reliance, motivation, and managerial skills are preferred.
Ability to occasionally lift up to 20 lbs.
Contact(s): Rebecca Newcomb Homan
Special Instructions to Applicants
In our ongoing efforts to support the
health of our community, continue to operate our campus safely, and to comply with the federal government’s large employer mandate, Denison
requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 including a booster within the timeline guidance recommended by the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention unless an authorized exemption is approved. For more information and resources regarding this
policy as a condition of employment, please visit https://denison.edu/campus/covid19.
Denison University Background Check
The final candidate will undergo a background check as a conditional offer of employment.
Denison University EEO Statement
To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to
attract and hire candidates with diverse backgrounds, experiences and identities. Denison fosters a campus community that recognizes the
value of all persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender expression and identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual
orientation, or socio-economic background. For additional information and resources about diversity at Denison, please see our Diversity
Guide (https://denison.edu/forms/diversity-guide). Denison University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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