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Specialist IV - Biological Science Lab Manager at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 11/18/22

Job Description

Requisition 202200434S

Position Title Specialist IV - Biological Science Lab Manager

FLSA status Non-Exempt

Hiring Salary This position is a pay grade 15. Please see Pay Grade Table at:

Occupational Category Technical/Para-Professional

Department Dept of Biological Sciences

Division of Academic Affairs

Educational Requirements for the Position

Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Microbiology, or a related field. Master’s degree preferred. Two years relevant specialist experience, academic lab support, industrial biotechnology, or experience in a related field. Supervisory experience in laboratory setting would be helpful. A combination of education, experience, and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Performs highly advanced specialist duties for the Department of Biological Sciences.

Primary Responsibilities

Performs highly advanced specialist duties. Accountable for the execution and follow through of complex and technical responsibilities. Plans, develops, implements, coordinates and monitors laboratory preparation for upper level laboratory courses in Biological Sciences including but not limited to Microbiology, Genetics, Ecology, Parasitology, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Histology, Developmental Biology, and Molecular Biology. Coordinates the collection and disposal of biohazardous waste. Maintains the equipment and chemical inventory. Schedules annual maintenance for all laboratory equipment. Responds to information requests. Collects, reconciles, and maintains complex data. Coordinates and implements departmental processes. Monitors project timelines and identifies issues. Prepares letters, correspondence, and reports. Plans and coordinates events. Develops, coordinates, and implements assigned processes. Oversees website. Provides assistance with and interprets policies and procedures. May coordinate and supervise program activities. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Requires detailed knowledge of University infrastructure, policies and procedures. Requires thorough knowledge of office systems. Must have the ability to solve operational problems and make suggestions for process improvement. Requires organizational skills. Analytical and technical skills are required to maintain laboratory equipment and to prepare reagents and media required for all disciplines in the Department of Biological Sciences. Knowledge required to be proficient and/or certified at maintaining some of the commonly used equipment housed in the Department of Biological Sciences. Attention and care is required in the performance of duties to prevent injury to self or others.

Full Time

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
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