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Job posting from Human Resources: 2011-13-29

The following union position is available to internal bargaining unit members only. Bargaining unit members interested in this position are requested to apply in writing by completing an 'Application for Transfer' form and forwarding it to: Department of Human Resources on or before 4 p.m. on the posting closing date. Please note: Union positions are covered by the union collective agreement, therefore, please be aware that we must allow our qualified unionized staff the first opportunity for transfer or promotion to these positions. This opportunity is not available to external applicants.

CUPE 1393

#2011-13-29 Master of Biotechnology Program Co-ordinator, tentative ‘V’ in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
The following posting closes October 19, 2011, at 4 p.m.

Reporting to the Department Head or designate, in conjunction with the course organizers, the MMB Coordinator’s duties will include course content development and implementation including Program Development Committee (PDC) application forms and oversight; design of the methods for evaluating students in the courses; development of MMB Biotechnology laboratory which includes design of lab manuals and laboratory reports, scheduling of tutorials, tests, exams and coordination of the marking with TA’s and professors. The MMB Coordinator is also responsible for scheduling student presentations, recruitment of experts for the Biotech Entrepreneurship, and assisting in marking and the tabulation of grades. The successful candidate will have a minimum MSc. in Chemistry or Biochemistry along with a minimum of two to three years laboratory experience in a teaching environment. Knowledge of and demonstrated experience with the maintenance and use of scientific instruments including: HPLC, GC, GC-MS, FT-IR, AA, NMR, balances, pH meters, electrodes, calorimeters, and spectrophotometers is required. Extensive knowledge and experience with the use of mass spectrometry for the solution of biological and/or biochemical problems is essential. The successful candidate will also have knowledge of and demonstrated experience with the maintenance and use of glassware and chemicals. The candidate will have proficiency with current versions of Windows, MS Word, Excel (including experience with manipulation of statistical data) and e-mail. He or she will have excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. A demonstrated ability to multitask, provide exemplary customer service, and work independently to find solutions to problems in a timely manner with little or no assistance is essential to the position. As well, the incumbent must possess the appropriate skills to deal with a large number of students and teaching assistants. The candidate will have a strong background in safety issues.