Laboratory Coordinator I, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

This position is responsible for the preparation of materials and set up for student experiments, maintenance of apparatus and instruments, compliance with safety protocols and proper chemical waste disposal, assisting graduate teaching assistants and faculty, and various administrative duties.

Who we are:

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is internationally recognized for its research and education. As part of a commitment to continuing this tradition of excellence, the department provides a graduate program that integrates opportunities for cutting-edge creative research and study across a wide range of areas including analytical, atmospheric, biochemistry, biophysical, chemical physics, environmental, organic, materials and nanoscience, and physical chemistry.

What your key responsibilities will be:

Lab Preparation and Chemical Safety
  • Prepare solutions and reagents in required quantities for assigned courses.
  • Set up labs with apparatus/equipment/glassware needed for each experiment.
  • Develop "green chemistry" experiments to reduce wastes as well as conserve energy and water and to improve sustainability.
  • Practice lab safety at all times.
  • Stay updated on EH&S compliance and maintain SAAs.
  • Ensure lab safety is enforce in all teaching labs and with student lab assistants.
  • Set up, support and clean up lecture demonstrations and develop new ones.
  • Support Mr. Wizard shows and summer outreach programs.

TA Administrative Support for CU Undergraduate Teaching
  • Support TA training activities, lab practicum and weekly TA meetings.
  • Communicate with instructors and TAs to facilitate make-up lab experiments.
  • Arrive on time and ensure students and TAs are supported when recitations and labs are in session.
  • Work patiently with students, TAs and course instructors.
  • Monitor and assess breakage for reporting to Bursar's office.

Record Keeping and Instructional Technology
  • Keep track of all activities and forms related to recitations and labs both electronically and as hard copies as necessary.
  • Maintain files on general chemistry server for access by instructors and staff.
  • Support faculty and TAs with D2L course pages and score uploads.
  • Assist with clickers as necessary.

What you should know:

This is a 9 month position (.75 FTE), working mid-May to mid-August.

What we can offer:
The starting salary for this position is $3,694/monthly.

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.

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What we require:
• Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in chemistry or a related science.

Two years of laboratory experience related to the work assigned to the position.

• Substitution: additional appropriate education on a year-for-year basis.

What we'd like you to have:
• At least two years in a chemistry teaching/research lab.

• Master's degree or higher from an accredited institution in chemistry.
Safety training and hazardous waste management skills.
• First-Aid certified.

Preferred qualifications may be used to further reduce the pool of applicants to those who are most highly qualified.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Classified Staff positions have specific application requirements: Submit all required documents indicated in this posting. Include a current email address as communication is electronic-based. Failure to complete a timely application may result in the rejection of your application. Applications MUST be completed in their entirety, including job title, duties, months and years employed, and hours per week worked as minimum experience is calculated on a 40 hour/week basis. Address qualifications, competencies and preferred qualifications in your application, as these along with previous work experience will be used to assess competencies. Answers will be verified against your application and may be checked with references. False information could lead to your removal from the hiring process. Click here to view Veteran and other General Information regarding Classified Staff positions.

Please apply by 8/13/2017 .

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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV

Application Materials Instructions:To apply, please submit the following materials to this posting at

1. A current resume.
2. A cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. Must include date ranges and whether full time or part time work.
3. DD-214 for veteran applicants.

4. If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts.

Please combine materials into one document and upload as titled: Last-First-Req 10627.
Please do not upload references at this time.

Job Category: Engineering and Architecture/Physical Science and Engineering

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10167 - Chemistry & Biochemistry

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Aug 8, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00102077