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2 Oct 2019

Full-time Lab Steward

Canadian Mennonite University – Posted by CMUWpg Anywhere

Job Description

Canadian Mennonite University invites applications for a lab steward, starting January 2020. The successful candidate will work with faculty to support a growing undergraduate science program, which is an integral part of all our undergraduate degree paths. We are seeking an individual who loves laboratory work, collaborates effectively and enthusiastically with students and colleagues, and actively pursues opportunities to develop and refine their skills.

The successful candidate will have a thorough grounding in biological and chemical laboratory techniques and will take on the following duties (we will actively support training opportunities in areas where the candidate has less experience, as required):


  • Manage lab budget, ordering laboratory equipment and supplies as required
  • Overseeing the maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Updating and maintaining inventories of materials and chemicals
  • Ensuring compliance with biological and chemical safety regulations and standards
  • Supervising undergraduate lab assistants

Laboratory Preparation

  • Preparation of equipment, media, and solutions in advance of laboratory classes
  • Overseeing proper use and readiness of laboratory facilities

(The courses associated with the laboratory include Intro Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Intro Biology, Genetics, and Cell Biology)

Opportunities for laboratory teaching may also be part of the job portfolio, depending on candidate strengths and program needs. Applicants should hold a masters degree or have equivalent laboratory experience.

CMU is a Christian liberal arts university rooted in the Mennonite tradition. We expect faculty, in their teaching, research, and service, to engage productively and critically with the intellectual and spiritual life of the campus community. Information about Canadian Mennonite University can be found at

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application highlighting relevant background and their particular interest in CMU as well as a curriculum vitae and a statement on how their faith commitment informs their scientific work. Please also include contact information for three references.

Subject to final budgetary approval, the preferred start-date of the appointment is January 2, 2020. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply

Nominations or inquiries about the nature of the post may be directed to Dr. Paul Dyck, Associate Dean of Faculty, Applications should be submitted in confidence either electronically to or by paper mail addressed to Dianna Robson, Director of Human Resources, Canadian Mennonite University, 500 Shaftesbury Blvd., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3P 2N2. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. CMU is committed to employment equity.

Job Categories: Manitoba. Job Types: Full-time. Job Tags: Manitoba and science.

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