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Rusty has received many requests for updates on the renovations happening in Gilbert Hall.  So, we’re going to start uploading pictures to keep you all in the loop.


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We write today to invite applications for the Chemistry Laboratory Manager position at Pacific Lutheran University (PLU). Pacific Lutheran University purposefully integrates the liberal arts, professional studies and civic engagement through distinctive international programs and close student-faculty research opportunities for its 3,100 students. Founded in 1890 by Norwegian pioneers, PLU continues the distinctive tradition of Lutheran higher education through its commitment to the advancement of knowledge, thoughtful inquiry and questioning, and the preparation of citizens in service to the world. PLU is an equal opportunity employer.

The Chemistry Laboratory Manager manages laboratory program delivery, coordinates the acquisition of chemicals and supplies, manages student employment positions, maintains accurate records regarding budget, purchasing, and hazardous waste management, and coordinates the department’s safety and maintenance activities. This position reports to the Chair of Chemistry.



  • Associate’s degree.
  • 2 years of job-related work experience.
  • Familiarity with laboratory safety protocols along with WA state and federal regulations.
  • Finalist applicants must satisfactorily complete pre-employment background check.


  • Advanced degree in chemistry or a related discipline.
  • Previous experience managing a laboratory.

  • Retirement: The university’s 403b retirement plan is one of the best offered by small private universities
  • Medical, vision and dental insurance
  • Generous vacation and holiday leave
  • Tuition discounts for employees and dependents
  • Transportation and commute incentives
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A vital campus filled with activities and events year-round