Arcadia University

Arcadia University invites applications for a part-time staff position as Analytical Instrument and Equipment Manager in the Departments of Biology and Chemistry/Physics, which serve undergraduate majors and minors in Biology and Chemistry, minors in Physics and Forensic Investigations, and a graduate program in Forensic Science.

Arcadia's College of Arts and Sciences offers programs in science, technology, math; humanities; visual and performing arts; communications; and historical and political studies. These programs prepare students to be leaders in a global society by providing opportunities to exhibit, perform, and publish on campus and in the Philadelphia area. The campus has a variety of outlets to support the arts and sciences, including art galleries, a literary magazine, and an online academic journal.

Arcadia University is a top-ranked private University in Greater Philadelphia that provides a JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion)- and values-based educational experience that keeps students at the center of all its efforts. The Institute of International Education has ranked Arcadia first nationally in study abroad for 10 of the last 11 years, and the Princeton Review has ranked Arcadia among the "Best in the Northeast" from 2017 to 2021. The University's Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs are nationally ranked in their respective categories by U.S. News & World Report, which ranks Arcadia among the top 25 percent in its category and cites Arcadia for being among the "most innovative" and "best value" colleges. Approximately 3,700 students study at Arcadia, with 2,300 undergraduate students choosing from more than 65 fields of study. Arcadia promises a distinctively global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. Visit

Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to the hiring manager. Due to the volume of applications received, communication will generally be limited to candidates selected for additional consideration.

For additional information and to apply, please visit: and upload a cover letter, resume, and names and phone numbers of three professional references.

Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.

At Arcadia University, our JEDI principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are the foundation of our highly-regarded, values-based learning community, which reflects the world in which we want to live. As such, Arcadia actively seeks and welcomes candidates of diverse backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, age, gender identity, military or military veteran status, disability, family medical or genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic. All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Employment may not begin until the University accepts the results of the background check.

Essential Functions:

  • Primary responsibilities include routine maintenance, tuning, and troubleshooting of laboratory instruments, listed below;
  • Routine maintenance of safety equipment in laboratories;
  • Liaising with the institution's health and safety officer for the disposal of waste;
  • Maintenance of the chemical supplies inventory in Chemistry and the small equipment inventory for Biology, Chemistry, Forensic Science, and Physics. Analytical instrumentation: Agilent LCQQQ Shimadzu/Sciex LCQQQ Agilent GC/MS Perkin Elmer HS-GC/MS Atomic absorption spectrometer FTIR CWIR UV-Vis 60 MHz NMR Smaller lab instrumentation: Spec 20s pH meters Top loader balances Analytical balances Heaters with magnetic stirrers Melting temperature apparatus

Marginal Functions:

  • Other Duties as Assigned

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent skills maintaining documentation for inventories and laboratory safety;
  • Experience using computers connected to dedicated instrumentation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Relevant training and at least 3 years of experience maintaining laboratory equipment in an academic or industrial setting;

Arcadia University requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine by your employment start date. Arcadia will consider requests for exemptions from the vaccination policy due to medical condition or religious belief. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination at the time of hire and/or on your first day of employment. Our vaccination protocols are subject to applicable laws and will be updated from time to time to reflect evolving conditions and federal, state, local, and other applicable health and safety guidelines.

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