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CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

TECHNICAL SUPERVISOR (P2189)


Posted on: February 10, 2020
Deadline: February 21, 2020
Grade: 13

Note

This position represents a temporary leave replacement effective until February 28, 2021.

Scope

Reporting to the Department Chair, the incumbent is responsible for managing the logistics of the laboratory teaching sectors and common research infrastructure with technical, administrative, and material support within budget including the management of personnel and decision making in the day-to-day operations. He/she is also responsible for taking a leadership role in the implementation of safety regulations for laboratories in the department.

Primary responsibilities

  • Manage the on-going allocation and ensure effective utilization of departmental resources in support of teaching and research activities.
  • Supervise unionized technical staff, teaching assistants and casual employees. Coordinate activities and provide recommendations for the hiring of technical staff and teaching assistants.
  • Ensure training and adherence to safety regulations and proper laboratory procedures by all researchers and students involving chemicals, laser radiation, radioisotopes, and biological organisms; coordinate response measures in case of an emergency in the department (first responder, after-hours emergency resource).
  • Monitor the departmental accounts, financial planning, and budgeting in association with the Chair.
  • Provide logistical support for teaching laboratories.
  • Liaise within the unit, other sectors of the university and external community to accomplish departmental goals and activities.
  • Manage the acquisition, installation, operation and maintenance of teaching and common research infrastructure.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and four to seven year of related experience in Chemistry, or a related discipline.
  • Graduate degree (Master’s or doctoral) an asset.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience and evidence of effective team building approaches.
  • Prior research experience essential. Experience in a University setting an asset.
  • Working technical knowledge required for maintenance of current mechanical and electronic laboratory equipment.
  • Working knowledge of current scientific techniques and instrumentation.
  • Good knowledge of emergency response procedures for biohazards, radioactive material, and chemicals, and a working knowledge of guidelines for the storage and handling of these materials in a teaching environment are required.
  • Knowledge of the university policies and procedures regarding budgeting, health and safety regulations, human resources, purchasing, proper laboratory procedures and security desirable.
  • Good knowledge (level 4) of spoken and written English and basic knowledge (Level 3) of spoken and written French.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel; knowledge of Financial Services and Human Resources systems desirable.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Attentions to detail, ability to work independently, set priorities, manage time and work on multiple tasks simultaneously in a dynamic working environment.
  • Demonstrated pro-active attitude and problem solving skills.

Salary

79,080.00 - $91,714.00 per annum

Union/Association

ACUMAE

Interested applicants must submit a curriculum vitae with a covering letter by February 21, 2020. Please click on the How to Apply button below for further instructions.

IMPORTANT: The language and computer skills of short-listed candidates will be tested.

Concordia University is committed to Employment Equity and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal Peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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