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Academic Support (Educational Sp)
Position Number:
Hiring Unit:
College of Natural Sciences, Department of Biology
UH Manoa
Date Posted:
September 05, 2017
Closing Date:
September 20, 2017
Additional Salary Information:
Commensurate with experience
Full Time/Part Time:
Full Time
General Funds

Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Coordinate labs for Cell and Molecular Biology (BIOL 275L) and Genetics (BIOL 375L), including in Summer Session
  2. Preparation and maintenance of laboratory materials, solutions, supplies and equipment
  3. Ordering, procuring and inventorying supplies and equipment
  4. Instructing subordinates in operation and preparation of equipment
  5. Testing and evaluating new procedures and new equipment
  6. Devise and test new lab exercises for student labs in consultation with faculty
  7. Write up new experiments and revise existing experiments in forms suitable for manuals for lab coordinator, TAs and students
  8. Supervise the activities of teaching assistants and teaching interns in the labs for cell and molecular biology, and genetics; including conducting weekly meetings and insuring that all rules and regulations are followed
  9. Administer student evaluations for teaching assistants
  10. Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in biological sciences or related field and 2 year(s) of progressively responsible professional experience with responsibilities for academic support in the biological sciences; or equivalent education/training or experience.
  2. Considerable working knowledge of principles, practices and techniques in the biological sciences, particularly cell and molecular biology and genetics, as demonstrated by the broad knowledge of the full range of pertinent standard and evolving concepts, principles and methodologies.
  3. Considerable working knowledge and understanding of applicable federal and state laws, rules, regulations and theories and systems associated with biological sciences.
  4. Demonstrated ability to resolve wide ranging complex problems through the use of creative reasoning and logic to accurately determine the cause of the problems and the resolution of the problems in an effective, innovative and timely manner.
  5. Demonstrated ability to interpret and present information and ideas clearly and accurately in writing, verbally and by preparation of reports and other materials.
  6. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external organizations, groups, team leaders and members, and individuals.
  7. Demonstrated ability to operate a personal computer and apply word processing software.
  8. For supervisory work, demonstrated ability to lead subordinates, manage work priorities and projects, and manage employee relations.
  9. Any equivalent combination of education and/or professional work experience which provides the required education, knowledge, skills and abilities as indicated.
  10. Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions.
Desirable Qualifications
  1. Masters of Science in biology or related field

To Apply:
Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, UH Form 64A (attach resume), names of 3 professional references and copy of transcripts are acceptable, however, official transcripts are required if selected, to the address below.
  1. Corey Nakamoto
  2. College of Natural Sciences (0081177)
  3. 2565 McCarthy Mall, Keller 201
  4. Honolulu, HI 96822
  1. Pia Dizon;

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