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LAB MANAGER, School of Dental Medicine, Restorative Sciences/Biomaterials

Boston University
South Boston, MA
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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Basic purpose and responsibilities: To insure the safe and accurate operation of the Biomaterials Laboratory; this includes the operation of a state-of-the art scanning electron microscope, Instron Universal Testing machine and other lab equipment as well as the supervision and training of technicians, postdocs and students in the proper use of equipment and safety of the lab.

Regular job duties:

+ Oversee and direct personnel in the safe operation of lab equipment.

+ Process order quotation, receiving, inventory, and distribution to students.

+ Act as a lab safety coordinator with EHS to ensure safety,

+ Help operate and maintain scanning electron microscope.

+ Operate Instron universal testing machine, section and polishing machine.

+ Prepare samples for experiments, e.g. scanning and mechanical testing.

+ Compute, tabulate, record, and reproduce lab data and notes.

+ Design and fabricate jigs and fixtures for specimen testing.

+ Maintain laboratory equipment, apparatus, documents, and facility.

+ Research vendors and advise on purchase of equipment, chemicals, and supplies.

+ Prepare Power Point slides for departmental faculty and students.

+ Photomicrography and macrophotography.

+ Filling in for department administrator during sick or vacation leave.

+ Proctoring exams for Biomaterials and other departments as needed.

+ Maintain inventory of supplies, chemicals, etc.

+ Perform daily, weekly, monthly and annual laboratory upkeep and records keeping.

Required Skills

BA/BS in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or equivalent. Familiarity and competence with SEM, optical microscope, universal testing machine, 3D printer, metallographic specimen preparation, weighing technique, measuring instruments, wet chemistry operation, hand and power tools including drill press and lathe. Able to lift objects of 25 lbs.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston Universitys COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ( ). For further information on the Universitys response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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