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Instructional Lab Coordinator

Montgomery College
Maryland - Montgomery County

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
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Institution Type
Community College

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Job Description

Montgomery College, Germantown Campus, has an immediate need for a Full-time Biology Instructional Lab Coordinator. The work schedule is Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, subject to change with department needs. This is a Bargaining, Non-exempt, Grade 27 position. Non-exempt positions are not eligible to work a secondary job at Montgomery College. Montgomery College promotes and creates a working and learning environment rooted in the basic tenets of fairness, diversity, and inclusiveness.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Identify instructional activities that will support the instructional objectives of the laboratory.
  • Organize the work and set-up equipment, instruments and tools for use by students and faculty in the lab.
  • Provide direction in the facilitation of student laboratory experiences.
  • Assemble and check equipment for proper operation and adjust/replace equipment as necessary.
  • Monitor and replenish consumable and chemicals used in the lab.
  • Maintain the laboratory and ensure that they are clean and in good order.
  • Ensure that supplies and equipment is properly stored and secured, and control access to laboratory areas.
  • Maintain system and applications software, peripheral equipment, boards and add-ons, productivity utilities and other special purpose software and hardware products.
  • Work with the Office of Information Technology to install and test software and hardware.
  • Recruit, hire, train and supervise student assistants, volunteers, and temporary staff assigned to the program.
  • Coordinate and assign work, monitor and provide training on safe work practices and procedures.
  • Prepare requisitions and places orders to maintain an inventory of equipment, software, materials and supplies.
  • Assist in maintaining a safe, clean and orderly learning environment.
  • Ensure and enforce safety in the laboratories, including dress code, PPE and collecting and disposing of chemical and biological waste.
  • Frequently required to stand for long periods-of-time, frequently bend, stoop, or reach to move 10 pounds of lab equipment and occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ordering and receiving laboratory materials within the limits of the departmental budget.
  • Maintaining expense reports and verifying purchases as required.
  • Maintain an up-to-date inventory of laboratory chemicals and supplies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the subject area to which the position is assigned and/or the equivalent combination of education, training, certification and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and expertise to perform the essential functions of the job may be considered.
  • Four years of experience performing instructional assistant/associate duties
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures, principles, practices, and techniques of assigned subject area work, tools, equipment and materials, and hazard/safety precautions.
  • Considerable knowledge of instructional technology, equipment and educational materials employed in assigned instructional laboratory, and administrative practices and procedures, including purchasing and recordkeeping.
  • Ability to operate an instructional laboratory; to work independently and as part of a team to accomplish work assignments, using personal computers and instructional technology.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with aseptic techniques, autoclaves, maintaining cultures and operating equipment used in a microbiology lab.
  • Ability to calculate and make both molar and percent solutions.
  • Experience in method development and enhancing laboratory procedures.
  • Continuing education in safety, health, communication or conflict resolution.
  • Familiarity with chemistry and biotechnology laboratories.

Hiring Range $30.47 to $39.60 per hour. Initial salary placement is based on candidate experience and internal equity.Please include a and complete resume including all relevant and related work experience.

Application Process:

  • Click Here to apply online
  • Initial salary placement is based on internal equity and relevant candidate experience. Please include a complete resume/application including all relevant or related experience.
  • Online applications must be received by June 10, 2024
  • For consideration, you must: (optional)

    Include dates of employment in your application or attachment;

    Submit a cover letter along with an un-official copy of your transcripts from your highest degree earned.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

  • Successful completion of a background check and degree verification (if applicable).

  • For international degrees, you must provide US degree equivalency verified by a nationally recognized credential evaluation service.

  • Participation in a Maryland State Retirement System plan (Pension or Optional Retirement Plan, depending on the position). If you are already retired from the Maryland State Retirement System, you may not enroll in a Maryland State Retirement System plan at Montgomery Collage and may have earnings restrictions, per state law.

Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.

If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact Human Resources and Strategic Talent Management at 240-567-5353 or We require at least two weeks advance notice to enable us to provide the requested accommodation.

Montgomery College is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace.

Closing DateMonday, June 10, 2024


Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success. We give employees the environment, tools, and opportunities they need to make a difference.

Join us in our mission of empowering students and enriching the community. Positions are available at our campuses in Germantown, Rockville, and Takoma Park/Silver Spring, as well as our Workforce Development & Continuing Education centers and other off-campus sites throughout Montgomery County. 

We encourage talented professionals who want to enrich the lives of today’s—and tomorrow’s—students to browse our open positions and apply today.

Montgomery College offers a comprehensive benefits package to its employees. If you have any specific questions about benefits at Montgomery College, please e-mail

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