INSTRUCTIONAL LAB COORDINATOR SUPERVISOR
Company: University of Washington
Posted on: September 23, 2022
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The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences' division of
Sciences and Mathematics has an outstanding opportunity for an
INSTRUCTIONAL LAB COORDINATOR SUPERVISOR. This position will
provide critical support for instructional laboratories in the
physical and biological sciences (biology, geology, chemistry,
physics,) for the Environmental Sciences major, with primary
emphasis on lower division biology and or general chemistry. Duties
include: (1) provision of administrative, logistical, and financial
support required for operation of the division of Sciences and
Mathematics (2) instructional support of science laboratories and
independent student projects; (3) general maintenance, upkeep and
student and faculty instruction in the use of large-scale and
small-scale, modern field and lab equipment (i.e. fume hoods,
microscopes, pipettes, sea system, computer
software/updates/licenses, plotter, etc.) and laboratory
instrumentation; and (4) supervision of Laboratory Coordinators,
Laboratory Lead, and Student Lab Assistants
This position is fundamental for the operation of the division of
Sciences and Mathematics. Sciences and Mathematics division
supports undergraduate education by facilitating teaching labs, and
helping with all other services necessary to keep the division
running. The position will also facilitate faculty and
undergraduate research with the upkeep of the necessary equipment
used for research.
Support the Sciences and Mathematics division, which has
significantly grown in size in the last 10 years and continues to
grow. Support development of new biology, geology, chemistry and
physics science labs, with primary emphasis on lower division
- As part of a team, plan Sciences and Mathematics curriculum and
- Participate in campus and community committees
- Responsible for instructional lab support
- Participate in recruitment and outreach activities of Sciences
and Mathematics division
- Set-up equipment and prepare stock solutions for experiments
for laboratory and classroom demonstrations and/or supervise
students preparation of solutions.
- Auditor of SAM yearly course schedule
Develop and operate analytical facilities
- Assist other staff in management of all modern analytical
instruments used in biology, chemistry, geology, and physics labs
and field courses.
- Provide instruction to students, faculty and adjunct
instructors working with analytical field equipment and lab
- Coordinate application for lab certifications
- Room scheduling for Science Building computer lab (SCI 109)
- Maintain living specimens and/or supervise staff in maintaining
Assist in creation and maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures
(SOPs) necessary for certification
- Coordinate new programs once certification acquired
- Work independently on specifications for request for purchase
for small and large scale equipment.
- Work with team to create and update Standard Operating
Procedures, Preventative Maintenance Routines and service contracts
for all major lab and field equipment.
- Help process paperwork necessary for collection of specimens
allowing specialized materials and equipment to be used at UWT
- Assist in troubleshooting minor equipment issues and work with
other staff on major equipment issues.
Order, receive, store and inventory large and small-scale
equipment, supplies, chemicals and materials for instructional and
- Contact vendors for equipment and supply purchase.
- Serve as floor warden (part of the University of Washington's
building safety program).
- Help create and maintain structures to simplify ordering and
inventorying supplies and equipment
- Purchase supplies, chemicals, and equipment necessary for the
functioning of Sciences and Mathematics division
- Prepare and maintain a variety of records, logs, and files
related to purchases, inventory check-out, budget, and chemical
Responsible for chemical inventory system and Lab Safety Manual for
- Help create SOPs for Student Lab Assistants and Lab Lead in
safe practices of chemical use and preparation of chemical
- Maintain chemical stock room and records regarding the
purchase, storage and disposal of hazardous chemicals.
- Assist staff in yearly laboratory safety walkthroughs conducted
by UW Environmental Health and Safety
- Able to make instant and well thought out decisions regarding
lab safety, when safety issues occur.
- Oversee/supervise Laboratory Coordinators, Lab Lead, and
Student Lab Assistants in preparation of stock solutions for
experiments for laboratory and classroom demonstrations.
- Recruit, hire, train, schedule, and supervise work including
regular performance reviews and taking corrective action if
necessary of 4-7 Student Lab Assistants and 4 classified positions
(1 Lab Lead and 3 Scientific Instructional Technician 2).
- Keep up organization of lab preparation (i.e. gathering sheet
and laminated check off system, weekly meetings and daily check
ins, maintain weekly and quarterly chore charts for student lab
- A Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, geosciences,
environmental science or closely related field AND three or more
years of increasingly responsible oversight of science laboratories
to include supervisory or lead experience.
- Knowledge and experience in laboratory hazardous waste
management. Skill and experience with operation and maintenance of
analytical instrumentation used in chemistry, biology, geosciences,
- Proficiency in word processing and data management.
- Ability to lead and provide logistical support for lab and
- Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and as a
supervisor that is flexible and proactive.
- Experience multi-tasking and prioritize work tasks.
- Ability to work well with a diverse array of faculty, staff,
- Ability to make independent decisions regarding lab needs,
safety issues, and equipment and systems that are in their
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum
qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a
- A Master's in chemistry, biology, geoscience, or environmental
- Experience in an academic laboratory science program.
- Field experience.
- Requires flexible hours-possibly some nights or weekend
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