Laboratory Coordinator (College of Medicine-Phoenix)

Tucson, AZ
Aug 31, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Laboratory Coordinator (College of Medicine-Phoenix) Posting Numberreq2328 DepartmentCOM Phx Campus Administration Department Website LinkCollege of Medicine-PhoenixLocationGreater Phoenix Area Address475 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ 85004 USA Position Highlights

The University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix invites applicants to apply for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to contribute as a Laboratory Coordinator for our growing research community. The Laboratory Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Manager of Laboratory Operations while coordinating and monitoring centralized services for the research laboratories. This position will interface with faculty and staff across various Departments, Offices, and vendors to support the operation/maintenance of shared research equipment and resources, assist with hazardous materials management, and address day-to-day operational questions and issues. The successful candidate will demonstrate initiative in investigating, evaluating, and resolving operational issues or situations impacting laboratory research operations.

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Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Monitors and tracks centralized laboratory operation services and ensures normal operation of college supported equipment. Performs minor adjustments or maintenance on equipment and contacts appropriate party to perform major repairs.  Places orders and receives liquid nitrogen, compressed gas, and other deliveries.  Assists with monitoring the laboratory environment for operational concerns.
  • Assists faculty and researchers with coordinating vendor services and vendor shows. Assists with follow up to address service/building issues that impact laboratory operations. Inventories, requisitions and restocks centralized laboratory operation consumable supplies. Ensures that the proper operational documentation, sign in logs, or signage are available for laboratories.
  • Other duties may be assigned to support special projects for Laboratory Operations.
Minimum Qualifications
  • High school diploma or equivalent, or equivalent learning attained through experience required; OR Associates' Degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through experience required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience required; OR with Associate's Degree minimum of 3 years of relevant experience required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree or Bachelor's degree in a field related to laboratory research and/or two years of research experience in an academic or clinical laboratory.

  • Previous experience in maintaining/operating laboratory equipment, developing written operating procedures, maintaining inventories and detailed records.

  • Previous experience working with hazardous chemical, biological, and/or radioactive materials.

  • Previous experience multitasking, prioritizing, tracking multiple assignments, and following up on pending services/repairs to ensure continuity of operation for the laboratories.

  • Experience in detailed planning, scheduling, coordination of events/tasks involving multiple Units and vendors with strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated proficiency in using Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Excel, Word, and Power Point) and experience with using other software applications (i.e. financial transactions and/or work order systems).

  • FLSANon-Exempt Full Time/Part TimeFull TimeNumber of Hours Worked per Week40 Job FTE1.0Work CalendarFiscalJob CategoryResearchBenefits EligibleYes - Full Benefits Rate of Pay$14.38 - $19.96 per hour, Depending on Experience Compensation Typehourly rate Grade4 Career Stream and LevelOC3Job FamilyResearch & Lab Job FunctionResearch Type of criminal background check required:Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department) Number of Vacancies1 Target Hire Date11/1/2020 Expected End Date Contact Information for CandidatesCollege of Medicine-Phoenix, Office of Human Resources Open Date8/28/2020Open Until FilledYesDocuments Needed to ApplyResume and Cover LetterSpecial Instructions to Applicant
    Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

    Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

    References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.
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