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FT Biology Lab Manager

Albemarle County

FT Biology Lab Manager

  • https://jobs.vccs.edu/postings/56548
  • Albemarle County, Virginia, United States
  • BIOLOGY (Piedmont Virginia)
  • Piedmont Virginia Community College

Title: FT Biology Lab Manager

Agency: Piedmont Virginia Community College

Location: Albemarle - 003

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Hiring Range: up to $55,000 depending upon experience

Full Time or Part Time: Full Time

Additional Detail

Job Description:

Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia - principally residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. Our scenic campus is located in Albemarle County, Virginia. We are one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).

Job Description

Piedmont Virginia Community College is seeking a FT Laboratory Manager for the Biological Sciences beginning Spring 2023 semester. This individual will fulfill a key position in the Health and Life Sciences Division, which primarily addresses responsibilities for the operations of life science labs along with life science faculty collaborations to ensure effective lab utilization across disciplines. 

The successful candidate will ensure quality lab experiences for students through preparation of instructional materials for lab courses and in support of capstone biology projects; act as a resource for adjunct lab instructors; ensure maintenance, preparation and ordering of lab supplies and equipment; be a contact and coordinate with offsite instructors at prisons.

KSA’s and Competencies include:
· Excellent organizational skills
· Excellent time management skills
· Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing
· Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
· Ability to learn new technologies in laboratory instruction
· Commitment to community college mission and philosophy, students, and commitment to diversity
· Evidence of on-going professional development to assure currency in field
· Possess computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite programs
· Ability to critically think through and solve problems.
· Ability to prioritize project needs

Core Responsibilities include:

· Prep and clean-up all Biology, A&P and Microbiology labs.
· Maintain laboratory safety manual for Biology, Microbiology and A&P labs.
· Maintain inventory and purchase lab supplies for all Biology, Microbiology and A&P labs
· Manage budget for Biology, Microbiology and A&P.
· Act as resource and support person for adjunct faculty and full-time biology faculty.
· Maintain lab equipment
· Serve as Biology lab safety officer

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor ‘s degree in Biological Sciences (or a closely related field) with hands-on laboratory experience in Biology, Microbiology, A&P (or closely related field) is required; previous laboratory experience, industrial or academic; experience with the use and daily maintenance of common laboratory equipment; knowledge of OSHA laboratory protective equipment use and waste disposal requirements. A commitment to the community college mission and philosophy, and a commitment to diversity.
Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Qualifications
Previous experience in lab management. 
Knowledge of BSL 2 practices.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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