Lab Coordinator, Natural Sciences
Arts and Sciences Education
Full or Part-time:
Provides ancillary support to the Natural Sciences department's
full-time and part-time faculty for biology, chemistry, physical
science, and physics labs. Scope of responsibility includes the
Benton Harbor, Niles, and South Haven campuses.
Instructional Laboratory Coordination/Preparation (70%)
- Coordinates the preparation, assembly, disassembly, and
distribution of Natural Sciences labs.
- Works in conjunction with Lab Manager and Natural Sciences
faculty to maintain efficient operation of labs throughout the
- Sets up labs promptly by preparing equipment and
chemicals/materials following safety guidelines.
- Breaks down completed labs promptly by dismantling and removing
equipment and disposing of unused chemicals/materials following
- Prepares lab materials and supplies, such as chemicals,
chemical solutions, glassware, models, lab supplies, personal
protective equipment, etc., for use in the lab.
- Prepares chemical solutions (using the concepts of molarity,
normality, percent, etc.) safely, accurately, and precisely.
- Prepares microbiological media and maintains bacterial cultures
and other living organisms.
- Assists faculty in the Natural Sciences stockroom in locating
chemicals and equipment.
Maintenance and Cleaning of Equipment (10%)
- Cleans and stores glassware and other lab equipment.
- Adheres to safety guidelines in proper handling, storage, and
disposal of materials, chemicals, biological materials, and
Inventory of Equipment and Expendables (10%)
- Assists Lab Manager in maintaining equipment and tracking
inventories of materials and supplies, organizes stockroom
following safety standards, and orders replacements as needed
- Receive and inventory shipments and store following safety
- Assists the Natural Science faculty in determining lab
Supervising and Training Work Study Students (5%)
- Supervise, train, and schedule work study students following
Support of Natural Sciences Community Activities (5%)
- Provide logistical support for the Natural Science
- Prepare lab materials for community outreach and recruiting
Performs other duties as assigned
Under the limited supervision of the Lab Manager, the Natural
Sciences Lab Coordinator helps facilitate and support the
instructional process within the department. Supervises work study
An Associate’s degree in chemical or biological sciences is
required. Bachelor’s degree in chemical or biological sciences
preferred. Minimum of one year of chemistry/biology work experience
preferred. Must be responsible, organized, and possess good
interpersonal skills. Flexibility in hours of employment and must
be able to adapt and comply with sudden changes in lab
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Information on our standard hiring process: Lake Michigan College
will accept applications on this position for at least 14 days.
Applications will be screened for minimum qualifications as
received. Once a sufficient number of qualified applications have
been received and sufficient diversity of applicants achieved,
those applicants will be passed along to the search committee. Once
the search committee has determined which applicants they would
like to interview, those applicants will be contacted. If this
process extends beyond 21 days, a communication of the delay will
be made to all applicants for the position. If you have questions,
please contact Human Resources at email@example.com
To apply, visit https://lmc.simplehire.com/postings/4186
About Lake Michigan College
Lake Michigan College is a community college in southwest Michigan.
We have three campuses --two of which are located ten minutes from
our namesake’s breathtaking shoreline.
Like other community colleges, we offer associate degrees,
certificates, and even a baccalaureate degree. But what sets us
apart from our peers is our seemingly limitless potential and our
people - people who care deeply about our region’s future and who
are committed to student success and exemplary educational
programs, strong alignments with both established and emerging
industries, and productive partnerships with the
communities we serve
Faculty and staff at LMC enjoy excellent benefits and a supportive
and friendly work environment. LMC recently received a Capital
Outlay grant from the State of Michigan and a new millage from the
southwest Michigan community, so the college’s facilities will be
getting innovative, sustainable upgrades in the next few years that
will contribute to the comfort, productivity and collaborative
environment for all employees.
Living in Southwest Michigan
Southwest Michigan attracts millions of tourists who come for our
and nationally acclaimed golf courses
many who visit, choose to stay for our
great schools, low cost of living, and high quality of
LMC’s main campus is nestled in a watery and wooded wildlife
sanctuary, yet it’s less than a half-day’s drive from major metro
areas including Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, and Indianapolis.