Instructional Laboratory Coordinator

Job description

The Biology Department is seeking to fill the position of Instructional Lab Coordinator. This individual will be working directly with the Academic Coordinator in preparation of laboratory facilities and materials for multi-section introductory lab courses, servicing approximately 1500 students per academic year. This will include advanced preparations and the scheduled set up and take down of materials. Coordinate activities of other preparatory personnel. Monitor good laboratory practices, e.g. laboratory policies and safety procedures, monitor use of equipment and general laboratory maintenance. Coordinate and maintain course related instructional technology, equipment and materials in undergraduate laboratory rooms. Ensure computers, digitized equipment, and other technologies are operational and compatible with instructional requirements. Install new and updated versions of software, resolve hardware and software issues. Coordinate the maintenance of equipment and inventory control of supplies and equipment. Work with the instructional coordinator, order equipment and expendable stock materials. Work with department faculty in preparation and coordination of departmental sponsored workshops and conferences that involve course and professional outreach in biology.

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Instructional Laboratory Coordinator

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Physical Requirements

Standing and/or sitting for long periods of time; walking to and from various rooms; and light lifting.


Monday-Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; and occasional evenings and/or weekends.


Communication, planning, organizing, attention to detail, computer skills, multimedia management and inventory management skills, and knowledge of safety procedures.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

BS in Biology or Chemistry.

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The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Have you taken a biology laboratory course?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have experience using skills associated with lab work, such as preparing solutions or reagents for experiments? Please provide an example.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a degree in Biology or Chemistry?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/4/2018
    Application Due: 4/18/2018
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