Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Biology Supplies Coordinator
Job No: 496701 Position Type: full-time Location: Lewisburg, PA Categories: Academic Affairs, Other
The Biology Supplies Coordinator is responsible for ordering supplies used in research, teaching and other departmental activities; overseeing maintenance of laboratory equipment; monitoring and documenting budget expenditures; maintaining chemical inventories and coordinating disposal of hazardous wastes.
Purchase supplies in support of the teaching and research needs of Biology faculty and staff; will include errands to local vendors. Maintain inventory in departmental stockroom and ancillary facilities and assist students, faculty and staff in obtaining necessary materials.
Coordinate Biology Department expenditures (tracking expenses, processing purchase orders, departmental accounting, budget reconciliation) and coordinate with department chair on all budgetary needs.
Ensure accuracy and compliance with approved budgets in coordination with the Department Academic Assistant. Working closely with the Bucknell Environmental Health & Safety Office, coordinate the purchase of radioactive materials and their subsequent disposal along with other hazardous wastes; maintain chemical inventories and Safety Data Sheets; serve on the Lab Safety and Radiation Safety Committees.
Working with the Animal Care Facility, coordinate purchase and receipt of animals, food and housing supplies.
Oversee the routine maintenance and emergency repair of departmental equipment (coordinating service contracts, internal repairs, outside vendors).
Coordinate departmental catering needs.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Employ exceptional customer service skills including tact, professionalism, teamwork and friendliness.
Perform all duties and responsibilities using current processes, applications and technology.
High school diploma
Valid driver's license
Proficiency with office-related computer software (Word, Excel, Google Docs, email)
Strong attention to detail
Strong verbal and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to positively interact with a wide range of individuals including students, staff, faculty, and vendors
A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness
Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment
Ability to adapt to the ever-changing needs of an educational environment (new technologies, policies, personnel, procedures, etc.) including the willingness to develop and apply new skills
Bachelor's degree in science field (Biology, Chemistry or related discipline)
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. Lewisburg and the surrounding region offer a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts... to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body. We welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.