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Lab Coordinator, Exercise Science

Lindenwood University
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 29, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Title: Lab Coordinator, Exercise Science

Division: College of Science, Technology, and Health

Evaluation Group: Staff

FLSA Status: Exempt

Starting Salary: $ 46,286.00 +

Reports To: Assistant Dean

Positions Supervised: Student employee positions

Job Summary

The lab coordinator organizes the following components to fulfill the teaching and research needs in the College of Science, Technology, and Health: education; training; maintenance of research equipment and supplies; and compliance of all research activities with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Institutional Review Board (IRB) standards for clinical research and educational activities. This position oversees compliance of faculty, staff, and students in the following areas: research ethics, first aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) use, blood borne pathogens/phlebotomy procedures, radiation safety, and laboratory safety.

Essential Job Functions and Performance Indicators

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and level of responsibility that will be required of positions given this title. This job description shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Job Responsibilities and Execution

  • Teaches, directs, and supervises all exercise testing protocols that occur inside the lab
  • Assures all research activities comply with University, state, and federal regulations
  • Prepares IRB applications and maintains federal compliance standards for clinical research
  • Assists with and develops proficiency at preparing graphs, tables, scientific reports, presentations, and manuscripts
  • Assists with organization and teaching of lab-based classroom lessons
  • Develops and offers ongoing education on research, testing, and all aspects of the research process, including file and data management; organization of supplies and paperwork; and mentoring of students and faculty
  • Maintains inventory of supplies and assists with accounting and ordering of all materials, supplies, and equipment
  • Performs equipment maintenance
  • Develops, organizes, and promotes a training calendar for all students, faculty, and staff
  • Plans and organizes regular meetings and reports as requested by dean or lab director
  • Facilitates the determination of students’ independent research topics and study designs
  • Functions as a proactive, positive, and dynamic leader of human research

Service Excellence

  • Supports the mission of the University and serves as an ambassador of the Q2 culture of service excellence
  • Models, supports, and holds others accountable to the University’s values – integrity, dedication, excellence, creativity, and teamwork
  • Assists with peer reviews of manuscripts

Communication, Teamwork, and Collaboration

  • Identifies, organizes, and coordinates community outreach with local high schools, public service groups, other universities, professional sports teams, and private corporations
  • Assists with development of social media presence
  • Assists with updates to lab webpage
  • Operates as the first point of contact for all students, staff, faculty, and other constituents regarding all efforts pertaining to the lab’s mission and core activities
  • Fosters a transparent method of governance regarding lab procedures
  • Encourages lab constituents’ expedient communication via phone, text, and electronic means (when face-to-face meetings aren’t possible)

Job may require other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. Additional requirements may be designated by position.

  • Master’s degree in exercise physiology-related area
  • Achievement and maintenance of up-to-date education and certification in human research ethics, first aid, and CPR
  • National certifications or licenses related to strength and conditioning, sports medicine, and/or exercise testing
  • Previous coursework to include statistics, research methods, anatomy, physiology, exercise testing, and exercise prescription
  • Nutritionist or dietitian certification strongly preferred
  • Previous experience with IRB approval and ethical guidelines for conducting human research preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – May be representative, but not all inclusive, of the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform this job competently.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures
  • Knowledge in areas related to clinical exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, clinical research compliance, and fitness testing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to plan ahead, think critically, and solve problems independently
  • Organized and detailed
  • Ability to multi-task, with all tasks at various levels of completion
  • Working knowledge of internet browsers, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Canvas
  • Experience with Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS), Prism, and other statistical analysis software programs

Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of this job’s functions.

  • General office and/or classroom setting
  • Weekend, morning, and evening work
  • Applied exercise physiology testing, field testing, clinical research testing, and exercise training environments

Physical Abilities – The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform this job’s essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Ability to work effectively at a computer for up to eight hours daily
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time
  • Ability to communicate with others through speaking, listening, reading, and writing
  • Stamina to complete, teach, and supervise all research testing protocols
  • Ability to coordinate and assist with moving of exercise equipment
  • Ability to stand up, bend over, kneel, and reach overhead as needed to complete research protocols
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lindenwood University is an Equal Opportunity employer. The University complies with appropriate federal, state, and local laws and provides equal employment opportunities and access to educational programs without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status to all qualified applicants and employees. Lindenwood University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and dedicated to providing a positive discrimination-free educational work environment.

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