Biology Supplies Coordinator

Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 08, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Biology Supplies Coordinator

Job No: 496701
Position Type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Other, Academic Affairs

The Biology Supplies Coordinator is responsible for ordering supplies used in research, teaching and other departmental activities; overseeing maintenance of laboratory equipment; monitoring and documenting budget expenditures; maintaining chemical inventories and coordinating disposal of hazardous wastes.

  • Purchase supplies in support of the teaching and research needs of Biology faculty and staff; will include errands to local vendors.
    Maintain inventory in departmental stockroom and ancillary facilities and assist students, faculty and staff in obtaining necessary materials.
  • Coordinate Biology Department expenditures (tracking expenses, processing purchase orders, departmental accounting, budget reconciliation) and coordinate with department chair on all budgetary needs.
  • Ensure accuracy and compliance with approved budgets in coordination with the Department Academic Assistant.
    Working closely with the Bucknell Environmental Health & Safety Office, coordinate the purchase of radioactive materials and their subsequent disposal along with other hazardous wastes; maintain chemical inventories and Safety Data Sheets; serve on the Lab Safety and Radiation Safety Committees.
  • Working with the Animal Care Facility, coordinate purchase and receipt of animals, food and housing supplies.
  • Oversee the routine maintenance and emergency repair of departmental equipment (coordinating service contracts, internal repairs, outside vendors).
  • Coordinate departmental catering needs.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Employ exceptional customer service skills including tact, professionalism, teamwork and friendliness.
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities using current processes, applications and technology.


  • High school diploma
  • Valid driver's license
  • Proficiency with office-related computer software (Word, Excel, Google Docs, email)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong verbal and interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to positively interact with a wide range of individuals including students, staff, faculty, and vendors
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness
  • Must be able to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to adapt to the ever-changing needs of an educational environment (new technologies, policies, personnel, procedures, etc.) including the willingness to develop and apply new skills

  • Bachelor's degree in science field (Biology, Chemistry or related discipline)

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25lbs.

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