St. Louis, Missouri

Scheduled Hours 37.5 Position Summary The Faculty Assistant will supervise undergraduate students in the Organic Chemistry Laboratories, including grading, laboratory maintenance, development of experiments, and other administrative duties. The Faculty Assistant will assist the instructor of the course, in any manner requested, to facilitate the teaching and supervision of the undergraduate students enrolled in the course. Job Description Primary Duties and Responsibilities Supervision of Organic Chemistry Laboratory sessions (under the supervision of the instructor): answer student questions; instruct in proper laboratory technique; evaluate student progress and performance; maintain a safe laboratory environment; present pre-lab lectures and details of the experiment, etc. Grading laboratory reports: Evaluate student laboratory technique, evaluate student written communication skills; check calculations; evaluate student comprehension of chemical concepts based on laboratory work and reports, etc. Laboratory maintenance: Prepare equipment and chemicals for upcoming laboratory experiments; help to clean the laboratory after the students finish an experiment; cleaning/fixing/maintaining laboratory equipment; maintaining a clean and safe laboratory environment, etc. Development of experiments: Perform new experiments for the Laboratory Instructor to determine whether they will work well for the undergraduate students; troubleshoot equipment for new experiments; proofread written laboratory instructions for mistakes or pit-falls, etc. Perform other duties as assigned. Preferred Qualifications Advanced degree (M.S.). Teaching experience. Excellent laboratory skills. Ability to effectively communicate with students and give students specific feedback on how to improve laboratory skills. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Commitment to laboratory safety. Prudent practices for handling chemicals. Flexibility with work hours. Willingness to accept new tasks and changing responsibilities. Required Qualifications Bachelorâ™s degree in a related field. Grade G07-H Salary Range $17.83 - $27.64 / Hourly The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget. Pre-Employment Screening All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. Benefits Statement Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits. EEO/AA Statement Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. 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