Laboratory Coordinator Senior Duties and Responsibilities
Purpose of Classification:
Oversees and coordinates the operational activities in a teaching
laboratory and lecture halls, ensuring that experiments and
demonstrations are set up and functioning properly and that teaching
assistants know how to run the experiments. Develops and recommends
new experiments and demonstrations and supervises Teaching
Assistants, as assigned.
second in a series of three classifications and is distinguished
from the Laboratory Coordinator in that incumbents plan the budget,
design experiments, write and re-write instructions for experiments
and devise laboratory policies. Incumbents may be required to work
with hazardous material.
Examples of Duties:
- Plans and supervises the set up or sets up laboratory
experiments including assembling equipment, selecting and/or
preparing reagents and solutions; supervises the disassembling
or disassembles laboratory experiments.
- Supervises, schedules and trains Teaching Assistants for the
laboratories; answers questions concerning experiments and
trains on equipment usage.
- Develops and implements schedule of experiments and
demonstrations for semester's courses.
- Plans and monitors an annual budget for laboratory and
lecture theater operation.
- Develops, tests, modifies and/or recommends experiments,
lectures, demonstrations and techniques to better meet course
- Writes or re-writes laboratory and lecture demonstration
instructions to assist faculty, teaching assistants and
- Inventories, requisitions and restocks supplies for the
laboratories and lecture halls.
- Performs electronic and mechanical repairs and calibrations
on equipment, or contacts appropriate party to perform repairs.
- Recommends new equipment for the laboratories and lecture
- Compiles statistics such as laboratory and lecture hall
- Monitors projects with regard to progress and cost.
- Develops microcomputer programs to computerize laboratory
records and for use in lectures and laboratory work.
- Assists in design of new or modifications of existing
- Coordinates audio-visual, computer and tutorial facilities
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of computerized or automated systems.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of laboratory
- Skill in both verbal and written communication.
- Skill in supervising and coordinating the work of others.
Master's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND
one year laboratory or related experience which includes one year
supervisory experience; OR, Bachelors degree in a field appropriate
to the area of assignment AND three years laboratory or related
experience; OR, Seven years of laboratory or related experience; OR,
Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which
comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
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