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Job ID: 183640

Materials Administrator
Tufts University

Date Posted Apr. 12, 2022
Title Materials Administrator
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department The Trustees of Tufts College
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


Tufts University School of Dental Medicine (TUSDM) offers one of the most forward-looking educational environments in dental medicine in the country. Since its founding in 1868, TUSDM has been committed to leadership in education, patient care, research, and community service. Students obtain an interdisciplinary education, integrated with medicine, with access to training in dental specialties. Clinics managed at TUSDM provide quality comprehensive care to more than 20,000 individuals annually. Nationally and internationally, the school promotes health and educational programs and researches new procedures, materials, and technologies to improve oral health.

What You'll Do

The Materials Administrator is responsible for purchase and inventory process of dental materials and supplies needed to ensure patient treatment and smooth operations of departments serviced by the Controlled Materials Room. Under supervision of Materials Manager and Materials Supervisor this position is responsible for ensuring adequate inventory levels of implants, components and surgical supplies such as bone and membrane.  This individual is responsible to organize implants and components from multiple manufacturers to support excellent patient care. Other responsibilities include managing purchase and distribution of denture teeth and gold prosthodontic procedures and maintaining security and close accountability of materials use. This position is responsible to perform and report on semi-annual inventories of supplies and materials in Controlled Materials Room. With Materials Manger, this position is responsible to ensure adequate availability of needed materials; cost efficient purchases of inventory; organized documentation of purchasing and dispensing materials; accurate detailed documentation of inventory on hand. Working closely with the Materials Management department and follows Tufts University purchasing policies and protocols and maintains security of the materials. Adheres to policies, procedures and best practices in the areas of procurement, inventory control, receiving, storage and distribution of supplies. Interface directly with clinic/school staff and students with regards to Controlled Materials that have been requested to ascertain specifications and need. 

What We're Looking For

Minimum Required Experience, Education, Background, And Certifications/Licenses

The following required knowledge and skills as typically acquired by completing/obtaining a High School Diploma & 3-5 Years of experience

·       Computer Skills: Advanced computer skills, including knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

·       Ability to multitask and meet concurrent deadlines.  

·       Strong customer service skills

·       Strong organizational skills

·       Strong interpersonal skills


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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