Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 13:41:29 -0400
Reply-To: "Samuella B. Sigmann" <sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**APPSTATE.EDU>
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From: "Samuella B. Sigmann" <sigmannsb**At_Symbol_Here**APPSTATE.EDU>
Subject: Stockroom/Laboratory Manager - Appalachian State University

We are seeking a chemical stockroom and Laboratory Manager.  Please see 
job description below.

> Position Title:    Stockroom/Laboratory Manager
> Department:     Chemistry
> College:            Arts and Sciences
> *Description of duties, responsibilities and qualifications:*
> The A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry at Appalachian State University 
> invites applications for a stock room and laboratory manager position.
> Position description:
> The stockroom and laboratory manager will supervise the daily 
> operation of the chemical stockroom. Duties will include procurement 
> of materials, inventory tracking, and preparation of samples, reagents 
> and solutions in support of the chemistry department's teaching 
> laboratories. This person will also be responsible for training and 
> supervision of student workers who will assist in operation of the 
> stockroom. In this position the manager will be subject to the 
> inherent hazards of working with numerous chemicals on a daily basis 
> and moderate lifting (up to 50 pounds) on a limited basis. In addition 
> to the above mentioned responsibilities, the successful candidate may 
> have a small teaching load. This is a 12 month position; the duties 
> will commence immediately (if feasible) or by January 1, 2009. The 
> stockroom and laboratory manager reports to the chair of the chemistry 
> department.
> Qualifications for this position include: a Master's degree in 
> chemistry or a Bachelor's degree in chemistry with a minimum of 18 
> graduate credit hours in chemistry, a minimum of 1 year experience as 
> an academic laboratory manager or assistant lab manager preparing 
> reagents and operating an instructional chemistry lab support 
> facility. Training in laboratory safety (OSHA) and waste management 
> regulations (EPA) is desired. The successful candidate must have 
> excellent managerial, organizational and communication (written and 
> oral) skills; should have advanced skills using Microsoft Office 
> applications including databases; should be able to enforce safety 
> procedures and work with a diverse group of faculty and students. The 
> successful candidate will work closely with the departmental Chemical 
> Safety Officer to ensure the safe operation of the stockroom.
> The A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry ( 
> offers a BS degree in Chemistry, including the ACS Certified degree 
> with concentrations in Marketing and Business, Pre-Professional and 
> Paramedical, Environmental, Forensic Science, Chemistry Secondary 
> Education Licensure, and a BA in Chemistry. The department has 14 
> tenure-track faculty members and approximately 134 undergraduate 
> majors. Appalachian State University is a member institution of the 16 
> campus University of North Carolina System. Located in Boone, NC, the 
> University has approximately 15,900 students and has been ranked by US 
> News and World Report (in 2006) 5th among top public comprehensive 
> universities in the south. Additional information about the A.R. Smith 
> Department of Chemistry, the University and surrounding area can be 
> found on the university's website (
> Applicants must send a complete application consisting of: letter of 
> application; current curriculum vitae; photocopies of undergraduate 
> and graduate transcripts; names, email addresses, and telephone 
> numbers of three references to Dr. Claudia P. Cartaya-Marin 
> (searchch**At_Symbol_Here**, Chair, A.R. Smith Department of Chemistry, 
> 525 Rivers St., Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608. 
> Electronic applications accepted in pdf format only. Initial 
> application review will begin September 15, 2008 and will continue 
> until the position is filled. Appalachian State University is an 
> Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong 
> institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence among its 
> faculty, staff and students; to the principles of diversity and 
> inclusion, and to maintaining a work and learning environment that is 
> free of all forms of discrimination.
> Posted: 07/31/08

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