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Iowa State University Teaching Laboratory Specialist II - Biochemistry in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Teaching Laboratory Specialist II - Biochemistry

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of related experience

Preferred Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Biology, or Chemistry

Three years related experience working in biochemistry or molecular biology

Academic research or teaching wet laboratory using chemistry or biochemistry skills

Experience managing undergraduate teaching laboratory

Experience managing projects or programs that include budgetary responsibilities

Job Description:

The Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology (BBMB) department at Iowa State University is seeking applicants for a Teaching Lab Coordinator. This position will coordinate a team of instructors and support personnel to deliver biochemistry teaching laboratory courses in the department of BBMB. These courses include introductory biochemistry, the biochemistry of beer, intermediate-level analytical biochemistry, and a capstone advanced laboratory in biochemistry. The employee will have primary responsibility for the training and supervision of teaching assistants, managing lab operations and budget, providing experimental support for lab exercises, and working collaboratively with faculty to evolve and develop curricula and deliver instruction. Example of Duties• Evaluates, purchases, and maintains equipment and supplies for a lab program.• Manages the operation and maintenance lab equipment.• Sets up labs to accommodate large amounts of students.• Administers safety protocols.• Supports lab instruction.• Develops new models for lab work and designs lab courses.• Manages budgetary needs.• Identifies and purchases necessary materials for lab coursework and operations.• Instructs, trains, and evaluates staff, graduate assistants, and student workers.Level Guidelines• Intermediate-level position with solid professional and/or technical skills working under general supervision to achieve goals• Applies broad, working knowledge of the principles of the field to moderately complex, difficult, and varied problems and issues• Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action and resolve problems• Responds to a broad range of inquiries and requests• May provide training and/or direction to lower-level staff• May lead projects of moderate scope and complexity• Provides guidance to students

Appointment Type:Regular

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:PS807

Application Instructions:To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following: 1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485. Why Choose ISU? Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Employees enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as: • Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans • Generous vacation, holiday and sick time and leave plans • Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa) • Life insurance and long-term disability • Flexible Spending Accounts • Various voluntary benefits and discounts • Employee Assistance Program • Wellbeing program • This job may also be eligible for flexible work schedules and flexible workplace options that may include flexible working hours and a hybrid working environment.

Original Posting Date: March 17, 2023

Posting Close Date:April 9, 2023

Job Requisition Number:R11352

By focusing on the future and providing the best student experience possible, Iowa State attracts students and faculty who want to make a difference. With a comprehensive land-grant mission of education, research, extension and outreach, we produce scholars whose ideas change the world. And through Innovate at Iowa State , we provide innovative and entrepreneurial opportunities for students of all backgrounds. Located just 30 minutes north of Des Moines, the city of Ames was recently named one of the Top 10 cities in the U.S. for campus life and career opportunities.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University's Principles of Community. (https://www.diversity.iastate.edu/connect/principles)

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu .

If you have questions about the application process please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email employment@iastate.edu or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

General ISU compensation information can be found on the University Human Resources (https://www.hr.iastate.edu/careers/compensation) website. Please note that this is only a list of ranges and individuals will be paid commensurate with qualifications.

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