Laboratory Coordinator Duties
This is responsible, professional technical, and supervisory
work in the coordination of a laboratory instructional program
in a major unit, school, or college.
Work involves planning and supervising laboratory training
sessions for students, preparing behavioral objectives, and
developing materials to be used in the laboratory program. Work
also involves counseling students relative to problems
associated with the laboratory programs associated with the
laboratory program. Work is performed with considerable
independence under the general direction of an administrative
superior. Work is reviewed through observation of results,
reports, and conferences.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervises the activities of graduate teaching assistants
assigned to teach introductory courses in the laboratory.
Schedules teaching times, quizzes, examinations, proctoring
times, and open laboratory times.
Orients graduate teaching assistants to the methods and
materials used in teaching each laboratory experiment or
Develops materials to be used in laboratory programs including
visual teaching aids, video mini-courses, and new laboratory
experiments or exercises.
Prepares behavioral objectives and evaluates instruments for
each laboratory exercise.
Cooperates with technical staff in the ordering and preparation
of materials to be used in laboratory instruction.
Assists course coordinators with the administration of courses
including the coordination of topics between lecture and
laboratory, administration of examinations, and grading of
Prepares instruments for student evaluation of graduate teaching
assistants and analyzes data pertaining to the effectiveness of
the teaching staff.
Counsels with students regarding problems associated with the
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
masters degree in biology, chemistry, or a closely related area;
and some experience related to this class of work; or any
equivalent combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, and techniques
used in laboratory work.
Considerable knowledge of the basic principles of chemistry,
biology, and bacteriology.
Considerable knowledge of the use of laboratory apparatus and
Ability to organize, communicate, teach, and work with others in
an effective manner.
Ability to supervise the work of others.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in