Organic Chemistry Lab Coordinator

Claremont, California
Mar 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


This position is responsible for supporting the undergraduate organic chemistry laboratories at the W.M. Keck Science Department.



Reports to the Interim Dean of Science and works both independently and collaboratively to perform the following essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Teaching and preparing laboratory sections in organic chemistry
  • Administering the organic lab program
  • Supervising and training undergraduate TA’s
  • Delivering lab lectures
  • Assisting faculty in the development of new labs

Performs other essential duties and tasks specific to the position.



Master’s or higher degree in organic chemistry or a closely related field is required.


The candidate must possess a broad knowledge of the principles and techniques of undergraduate, organic experimental chemistry. Experience working in a science lab or facility in higher education or at an academic institution is preferred.  


A valid driver’s license is required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:  The individual must possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, as well as be able to explain and demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed.

The coordinator will deploy professional skills in contributing to the organic chemistry program, in collaboration with colleagues, to best promote the College’s strategic interests.

  • Demonstrate effective, accurate, and clear communication with excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, reading, and leadership skills. Follow all written and verbal instructions, asking questions, as needed, for the clarification of projects/tasks/duties/assignments.
  • Operate computers proficiently with basic Microsoft Office software (such as Word, Excel, Outlook) and associated professional software. Use assigned technology, devices, and equipment to achieve annual goals and maintain confidentiality. 
  • Handle all activities and highly confidential information with patience, discretion, good judgment, courtesy, and tact, while working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Prioritize and perform multiple projects/tasks, meet deadlines/timelines, respond to others in a timely manner, and work both independently and as a collaborative member of the department with a high standard of integrity and ethics, in support of the W.M. Keck Science Department’s  strategic visions and the department’s annual goals.
  • Use exceptional organizational and time management skills to complete work with accuracy and a keen attention to detail.
  • Can safely reach above shoulder level to maintain equipment and lift/carry/push/pull up to 30 lbs.


HOURS:   The regular hours for this position are generally 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday.  However, regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division: weekend and evening work hours will be required. Travel may be required. 


This is a regular, full-time, 12 month, exempt level position.  This position meets the requirements for benefits eligibility. 

IPEDS Category Job Code:          25-9000 Education, Training and Library Occupations

Physical Requirements:                 Moderate (up to 30 lbs.)                                                     

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: Yes, will supervise student teaching assistants and lab preparers.

GROOMING AND APPEARANCE:  The Claremont Colleges seek to maintain a neat and professional image at all times.

BACKGROUND CHECK:  The successful candidate will be required to undergo a full consumer background check.  Certain positions will require the successful completion of a post-offer physical agility test.  Employment is contingent on the satisfactory results of the aforementioned, in addition to compliance with requirements cited in this job description.

ADA/OSHA:  This job description defines the essential or fundamental job duties of this position.   It is assumed that employees hired for this position can perform the essential functions of this job without imposing risk of substantial harm to the health or safety of themselves or others.  It may also include marginal functions, generally defined within Title 1 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

DISCLAIMER: This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.  When duties and responsibilities change and develop, the College will review this job description and make changes of business necessity.

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