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Laboratory Materials Supervisor 161206

Laboratory Materials Supervisor

Boise State University

Open for Recruitment: April 18, 2017 - May 2, 2017
Announcement # 07422057620
Salary Range: $13.66 per hour or more depending on experience -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

 Boise State University

Department of Biological Sciences

This is a 12-month, full-time position with benefits.  


  • Prepares, stages, and maintains classrooms, equipment, and supplies for human biology, microbiology, botany and ecology laboratory courses; Including models, static and dynamic teaching tools, chemicals and reagents, and live specimens.
  • Prepare culture media, stains, and disinfectants for laboratory use, maintain bacterial, fungal, and yeast cultures, ensuring timely transfer of cultures for long-term viability, and operate the laboratory autoclave and other support equipment.
  • Some staff care for live plants and animals used in teaching applications
  • Provides technical support to faculty for labs under their supervision
  • Conducts routine repair and maintenance of classroom and laboratory equipment  
  • Maintains materials inventory and places orders for supplies to support lab activities  
  • Hires, schedules, and supervises work-study students
  • Ensures laboratory related areas are clean, organized, and safe
  • Plans and schedules use of laboratory facilities, supplies, and equipment
  • Maintains computerized and hard file copies of inventory, culture transfer history, laboratory procedures, and operational records to comply with university, state and federal regulations
  • Develops reports following federal and state guidelines and develops and implements a program for safe and legal disposal of laboratory waste
  • Advises on laboratory procedures, equipment operation, and budget related matters 
  • Assist in building evacuation in the case of fire, chemical release, or other emergency


  • Good knowledge of scientific principles and laboratory practices; first aid procedures for laboratory-related accidents
  • Some knowledge of supervisory practices 
  • Experience: applying purchasing and inventory control procedures and maintaining laboratory inventory including the preparation of related reports and records; operating, maintaining, and repairing biology laboratory equipment; preparing chemical reagents and media; safely handling and storage of flammable, toxic, radioactive, and explosive chemicals; using word-processing and spreadsheet software


  • B.S. in Microbiology, or related scientific field
  • 1-2 years of microbiology experience
  • Demonstrated understanding and ability to practice principles of aseptic technique and universal precautions
  • Experience working in a clinical, teaching, or research laboratory setting 
  • Some knowledge of molecular biology
  • Ability to self-direct and function as part of (and cross-train) a team of classified staff, faculty and students
  • Skills in the area of cell/molecular biology, as well as general microbiology laboratory operations, and associated equipment

EXAMINATION: Checklist/Experience/Education. You will receive a score based on your answers (to preview the exam, click on Preview Exam below). You must receive a minimum rating of 65 to pass this examination. Exam results will be available online when the review process is complete.

TO APPLY: Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Information and Exam for this position. If you are unable to use the Apply Online process, you must respond to the exam questions on this announcement and complete a State of Idaho Application.

When updating your online application information, please select: Boise State University under "Agencies"; full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift"; and Boise under "Cities".  Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.

Background Investigations - Any offer of employment at Boise State University will be contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation and may require a credit and/or motor vehicle background investigation depending on the position. For more information please review the University's full Background Investigations Policy.

Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Boise State University 2016 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is provided to students, faculty, staff, and the public as part of the University’s commitment to safety and security on campus, and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. Copies of the report may also be requested through the Campus Security and Police Services located at 2245 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83706, by calling (208) 426-6911, or sending an email to

The 2016 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Boise State University is now available online at:

The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Boise State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. It also includes the annual fire safety report and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies for sexual assault, drug and alcohol use, and other matters.


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

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