Botany and Microbiology Lab Manager    

Search #2021-008 

The University

Located in Delaware, Ohio, just 30 minutes north of the Columbus metropolitan area and founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is an increasingly diverse, highly selective, residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1,500 students from across the nation and around the world.  OWU is committed to providing our students with a variety of perspectives, mentors, and role models by seeking and supporting an academically and culturally diverse faculty.  OWU offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at

Position Overview

The Department of Botany and Microbiology Lab Manager supports the instructional goals of the department by coordinating the preparation of materials and supplies for laboratory sections of microbiology and plant-focused classes and maintaining the smooth operation of departmental facilities. This includes the hiring, training, and supervision of student workers, set-up and tear-down of laboratory exercises in collaboration with instructors, purchase and maintenance of necessary supplies, materials, reagents, and stock cultures, and other related duties as needed.

This is a part-time, hourly, nine-month position, working approximately 800 hours annually.

Required Qualifications

Successful candidates must have significant experience with microbiological methods including aseptic technique, initiating and maintaining pure cultures of bacteria, and working with potentially pathogenic strains of bacteria in a teaching laboratory setting (BSL 2). Candidates should also have experience with the preparation of media for bacteria, cell culture, and plant tissue culture and be able to maintain inventories and stock orders as required with a high degree of independence.

Completed Applications Will Include

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • The names, titles and contact information for three professional references

Application materials must be submitted through email to: 

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