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Job ID: 157522

Undergraduate Lab Coordinator
Northern Illinois University

Date Posted Apr. 16, 2021
Title Undergraduate Lab Coordinator
University Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL, United States
Department Biological Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Coordinator
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

Primary Function
This is a 9-month position (August 16-May 15)
The Department of Biological Sciences operates several teaching laboratories linked to introductory courses. The individual to be hired for this position must have broad training in the biological sciences, organizational and supervisory skills, and demonstrated familiarity with research, the scientific method, laboratory exercise design, safety and equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities (generally)
Coordinate and train Teaching Assistant’s;
Assist with the scheduling and enrollment of labs;
Monitor, maintain and update inventories of lab teaching materials;
Provide written materials for the laboratories and ongoing assessment of individual laboratory exercises.
To procure materials, organize, coordinate and train personnel in biological sciences teaching laboratories, particularly for introductory courses.

Minimum Required Qualifications for this position
1. A. Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline closely related to the position
two (2) years (24 months) of work experience in a laboratory or similar setting closely related to the position
B. any combination of education and/or work experience totaling five (5) years (60 months)

2. One (1) year (12 months) of supervisory and/or administrative experience.

NOTE: A Master’s Degree in an area consistent with the duties of the position may be substituted for one (1) year (12 months) of work experience.

Specialty Factors (Additional Required Qualifications)
Education and Experience Preferred
1. Master’s degree in a scientific discipline closely related to the position.
2. Two (2) years of experience instructing and coordinating teaching assistants.
3. Ability to effectively organize and design laboratory exercises.

List the knowledge, skills, and abilities critical to the performance of this position.
1. knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
2. Knowledge of applicable safety requirements.
3. Knowledge of laboratory equipment, related supplies, computer hardware and software, and their applications.
4. Skill in utilizing organization and time management and in effectively managing multiple priorities on a daily basis.
5. Ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
6. Ability to analyze and develop guidelines, procedures and systems to outline specific goals and implement plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish tasks.
7. Ability to identify measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
8. Ability to interpret work related documents, policies, and procedures.
9. Ability to manage a budget and work within the constraints of that budget.

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