The Laboratory Coordinator supports the educational goals of the
Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering within the
College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at CU Boulder.
Work includes installing, maintaining, upgrading, and in some cases
designing experimental equipment; managing laboratory waste and
ensuring adherence to safe practices at all times; and ensuring
laboratory computers and software are working and up to date.
This position offers our full benefits package including 11
vacation days and 7.5 sick days per year, access to medical,
dental, vision, and life insurance, tuition reimbursement, a 10%
employer contribution retirement plan, and more! This position will
work 20 hours per week, and we are offering a flexible schedule
based on the selected candidate's schedule needs.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a
culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students
dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We
are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and
individuals with disabilities.
Who We Are
Founded in 1893, the College of Engineering and Applied Science
(CEAS) at the University of Colorado Boulder is the second largest
of seven schools and colleges at one of the nation's top public
research institutions. The CEAS has a number of nationally ranked
programs, and faculty have received a wide variety of prestigious
recognition. The CEAS is a leader in hands-on engineering
education, with stellar educational facilities. The CEAS includes
six academic departments, and over two dozen academic programs and
research centers. It enrolls approximately 5250 undergraduates and
2100 graduate students and employs about 360 full-time tenure
track, teaching, and research faculty and 260 staff. To learn more,
please visit our department website
The college is committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and
academically excellent community. The college’s diversity and
inclusion plan dovetails with the CU Boulder Inclusion, Diversity
and Excellence in Academics (IDEA) Plan and is informed by the
university's longstanding efforts to create a place where everyone
feels a sense of belonging and where everyone can succeed. As a
university and college community, we affirm that making excellence
inclusive is an active, intentional process that engages students,
faculty, and staff across the curriculum and community and in our
offices, labs, and meeting spaces. Moreover, our plan addresses the
Chancellor’s three strategic imperatives: shape tomorrow’s leaders,
innovate, and positively impact humanity. To learn more, please
visit our website
equity, and inclusion.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
- Provide support for undergraduate instructional laboratories
including the installation, maintenance, and upgrading of
- Order and prepare necessary chemicals, supplies, tools, and
waste areas for each experiment used in classes.
- Support lab instructors as needed during lab classes; this may
include fixing equipment during classes and showing students how to
- Work with faculty and technical staff in the design and
implementation of new experimental units.
- Work with vendors to determine best and most cost-effective
solutions to upgrade existing and/or design new experiments.
- Monitor and regularly test experiments and equipment to ensure
- Diagnose equipment issues and determine the best methods to
effectively repair or fix problem(s). This may involve purchasing
new parts, re-purposing old parts, replacing out-of-date
instrumentation, and scheduling equipment repair times.
- Work with facilities management and outside contractors to
maintain current equipment and to introduce new building utility
lines and process equipment as needed (e.g. adding electrical,
steam and water lines).
- Ensure facility equipment is functioning properly such as
exhaust systems, plumbing systems, autoclave, etc.
- Keep and track inventory to determine what supplies are needed
(disposable, chemical, equipment). Decide what materials are needed
in surplus in anticipation for high demand and/or equipment
- Complete finance report of monthly expenses.
- Train teaching faculty, teaching assistants, and lab workers in
- When applicable, mentors student employees in the
Laboratory Computer Support:
- Keep track and properly dispose of generated hazardous waste
from lab courses.
- Manage all laboratory waste areas.
- Coordinate safety training for students in lab classes.
- Complete all Lab Proctor tasks for instructional laboratories
(weekly SAA maintenance, bimonthly shower/eyewash checks, and other
items listed on department safety website).
- Ensure adherence to safe practices in the laboratory by all
personnel at all times.
- Ensure all software installations such as LabVIEW function
properly and are up to date; this may mean working with OIT and/or
- Ensure all laboratory computers are upgraded as necessary.
What You Should Know
- Participates in professional development activities and serves
on unit, college or campus committees as applicable.
- Stays apprised and current on relevant University and State of
Colorado policies and procedures.
This position will be fully on-site to provide laboratory support
with approximately 20 weekly working hours. The scheduled work
hours are flexible during standard business hours, with prior
approval from the position supervisor.
Must be a Colorado resident to apply.
What We Can Offer
The hiring range for this 50% time position is $25,000-$30,000
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in
Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education
environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder
Be engaged. Be impactful. Be Boulder.
What We Require
What You Will Need
- Two years of experience in an occupational field related to
laboratory operations and maintenance.
- Appropriate education will substitute for the required
experience on a year-for-year basis.
What We Would Like You to Have
- Sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural, political, and
geographical differences, with the ability to work well with
faculty, staff, and students from around the world.
- Ability to work comfortably with a wide range of mechanical and
- Approachable with excellent customer service skills.
- Speak in a manner that will be understood, is courteous and
- Ability to prioritize tasks and attention to detail.
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational
- Ability to thrive independently as well as on a team.
- Proficiency in complex laboratory systems.
- Proficiency in LabVIEW software.
- Experience upgrading computer systems and
establishing/maintaining equipment/computer connections.
- Experience working with laboratory equipment and lab safety
- Knowledge of electronics and soldering equipment.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume. Must include date ranges and whether
full-time or part-time work.
- A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements
and outlines qualifications.
- DD-214 for veteran applicants.
- Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran preference points
within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would
like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for
preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this
posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy
to HRESmail@colorado.edu or send it via fax at 303-492-4693 and
reference the job to which you are applying.
- If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of
degree or transcripts.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by December 3, 2023
Application materials will not be accepted via
email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through
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