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Lab Coordinator, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Northern Kentucky University
Kentucky, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 11, 2023
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Position Information

Working Title
Lab Coordinator, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Work Schedule

37.5 hours per week. Hours vary depending on lab schedule. Some evening hours will be required.

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Months per Year

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence

Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position

Final responsibility for the preparation and operation of all <300-level labs in department, day-to-day supervision of stockroom student workers, and supporting stockroom operations in conjunction with the Stockroom Manager.

Primary Responsibilities

The successful candidate will have:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry or a related field with one year of experience in laboratory preparation.
Oversee preparation and execution of setup for all <300-level labs in the department, including the safe preparation of reagents/solutions/unknowns, proper setup of teaching lab equipment and supplies prior to lab sessions, and cleanliness and reset of lab following each session.
  • Provide day-to-day supervision of student stockroom IWS / FWS workers, training students as needed in hazardous waste procedures and teaching lab reset/setup practices.
  • Support Stockroom Manager with preparation and execution of >=300-level labs.
  • Maintain database of department chemical inventory.
  • Ensure stockroom staffing is covered while teaching labs are in session (in conjunction with the Stockroom Manager).
  • Ensure the correct labeling of all lab chemicals, packaging, and disposal of hazardous waste is completed safely and in compliance with appropriate regulations (in conjunction with Stockroom Manager).
  • Support faculty in the development, review, and revision of procedures and experiments in <300-level labs.
  • Monitor overall department laboratory safety (in conjunction with Stockroom Manager).
  • Other stockroom/laboratory duties as necessary.

The successful candidate will have:
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry or a related field with one year of experience in laboratory preparation.
  • Sound knowledge of the safe handling of chemicals and hazardous waste.
  • Good interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. The ability to rapidly respond to questions and needs of faculty, students, staff, and visitors to the department.
  • Sufficient computer skills to learn lab- and database-specific software in addition to the normal work word processing, spreadsheet, email, and internet software.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to guide student workers to complete tasks in a timely manner.
Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education
Master's Degree

Minimum Experience
1 year

$20.67/hr minimum

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * What is your highest level of education?
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree or higher
Documents Needed to Apply
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. References
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