Wednesday , February 1 2023

VDH Careers For Assistant Laboratory Manager

Website Virginia Department of Health

Job Description:

Virginia Western is located on a 70-acre campus in southwest Roanoke, VA. The service region of the College includes Roanoke, Salem, Roanoke County, Craig County, Franklin County, and southern Botetourt County. The College was established in 1966 and has grown from an initial enrollment of 1,352 to its current annual enrollment of over 9,000 students in credit courses and more than 1,400 enrollments in fast-track workforce and continuing education courses.

Supports the lab manager by performing any and all functions necessary to support each semester’s Biology labs including: preparing, and cleaning up for each laboratory, ordering materials, maintaining inventory, maintaining equipment, maintenance of all policies, procedures, and quality assurance practices, and development of laboratory preparation manuals for new courses. Provides instructional assistance in laboratories and in absence of instructor, proctors exams and provides instruction for short durations. Instructs students and faculty in the proper use of laboratory equipment and materials, as well as lab safety.

Job Requirements:

  • Ability to use computers and software applications is necessary.
  • Ability to handle BSL-1 and 2 organisms in a college laboratory setting is essential, as is experience in lab/stockroom management.
  • Ability to work in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment; ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment; strong communication skills; willingness to work with various departments on campus and with industry; commitment to student success.
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of Biology and Biotechnology; the principles of aseptic technique, the methods used to culture prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
  • Knowledge of regulatory guidelines regarding the conduct of biology laboratories; good oral and written communication skills; a strong desire to be in the academic environment where students are the primary focus;
  • A positive attitude toward faculty and students and the desire to work with a team of highly motivated instructors; the ability to perform basic clerical duties (filing, record keeping, preparing requisitions, etc.); the ability to maintain an orderly stockroom; ability to assist in instructional duties in general biology.
  • Knowledge of instructional technology and audio/visual equipment and microcomputers is preferred.
  • Proficient in PC Windows based operating environment and related software.
  • Ability to work effectively in a diverse community and meet the needs of diverse student populations, faculty and other internal and external customers served. 
  • Regular and prompt attendance of support staff members is an essential element in the efficient operation of the academic division.
  • Must be able to maintain regular and punctual attendance and be able to work effectively and get along with a wide range of people and organizations.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biotechnology and/or comparable training, education and/or experience.
  • Experience in laboratory operations, methods and equipment, including compliance with OSHA standards and familiarity with sterile technique.

Job Details:

Company: Virginia Department of Health

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Functions: Other

Job Location: Roanoke, VA, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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