Job Details
Posting Date
24/11/2021 Expiry Date 24/12/2021 Job Reference Number: 1778-2021-11-24T09:15:00
Laboratory Officer
Category Non Faculty Vacancies
College Sciences
Department Chemisty
Job Purpose

To supervise, maintain and upgrade the laboratory facilities, support faculty and students who are using them, as well as safely test the labs and assure proper functioning of facilities, materials and equipment.

Main accountabilities & expectations
  1. Maintain and prepare the lab(s), and ensure that all equipment are properly functioning and ready for use.
  2. Install, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot and maintain software/hardware and other lab devices each semester and/or when necessary, as well as ensure compliance with license agreements and copyright legislation when using licensed software.
  3. Prepare the lab beforehand for lectures, demonstrations, workshops, etc. as well as support faculty members in developing new experiments and student projects to support student development.
  4. Provide technical support to lab users and assist in lab hardware/software usage as well as the use of the various labs facilities and devices.
  5. Maintain and update laboratory inventory by ordering laboratory equipment and consumables as per required specifications.
  6. Manage and supervise lab facilities by making sure that the equipment and machines are in good working order and recommends improvements as appropriate to maintain standards of accuracy and reliability.
  7. Ensure and reinforce follow through of safety standards and protocols in the laboratory, and implement safety training for both faculty and students.
  8. Participate in improving existing laboratory facilities and in preparing future laboratory facilities for the college/department, as well as manage lab equipment and supplies to ensure the lab is fully operational.
  9. Coordinate with the college/department administration in arranging appropriate schedules in order to conduct weekly classes.
  10. Oversee the cleanliness, tidiness and safety of the Laboratory at all times.
  11. Participate in invigilating student examinations, co-instructing practical sessions, and help mark exams when required.

Job Specific Accountabilities
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Required Skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to prepare professional documents, in both Arabic and English.
  • Good laboratory management including knowledge of basic lab principles and applications as well as methods, equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of operating the required software/hardware
  • Able to understand the meaning of common error messages and explain them to users in simple language.
  • Ability to organise, prioritise multiple tasks, and produce reports under strict guidelines.
  • High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance
  • Use technical knowledge to help and assist users overcome any difficulties.
  • Flexibility and ability to function effectively as part of a team.
  • Excellent proficiency in MS office applications.


Preferred Qualification & Experience
  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or any related discipline.
  • 2-4 years of UAE experience in similar role preferably in higher education institutions.
  • Priority is to UAE Nationals.


Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)
Competencies

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Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Bachelor's degree/higher diploma
Relevant Experience 2 or more
Living In UAE Open for all