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Job Offer: Laboratory Coordinator:Iowa State University

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Laboratory Coordinator

Position Details

Classification Information
University Title Laboratory manager II - 9821
Pay Grade 34
income Commensurate with qualifications
Base of Employment P - P&S
Job Category Professional and Scientific
Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details
Posting Number 80626P
Working Title Laboratory Coordinator
Advertised Employing Department Chemical and Biological Engineering
Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Continuous
Proposed Start Date 12/03/2018
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Summary of tasks and Responsibilities
The Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering (CBE) at Iowa State University is seeking candidates for a Laboratory Coordinator (Laboratory manager II). This position is responsible for departmental laboratory operations including equipment maintenance, user supervision and training, safety inspections, repairs, training of graduate teaching adjuncts, and general laboratory operations. Additional responsibilities include providing training to faculty, staff, and students on proper safety procedures with lab equipment and to serve on the department's safety committee.
The Laboratory manager will be expected to design and test lab protocols and revise safety manuals as necessary; provide technical support for the design, fabrication, and assembly of special devices for student projects; and repair the equipment used in assigned labs. This position will demonstrate skills with the operation of complex experimental equipment and possess knowledge of lab safety standards, have knowledge of manufacturing equipment and processes, and have a thorough an knowledge of content area and the capability to monitor and maintain accurate records.
The College of Engineering is committed to sustaining a positive and productive environment for each individual and for the collective benefit of all. The prosperous candidate will have effective management and organizational skills, the capability to work well with a diverse population both within the university and with outside groups, the capability to work as part of a team and be self-motivated with the capability to work independently; and the capability to communicate effectively. All staff members are expected to interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
About Iowa State University and the Ames Community
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-broad, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 34,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.
Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in practice and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have practice working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University's Principles of Community.
Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.
Required Education and practice
Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of related practice.
Supplemental Required Education and practice
Preferred Education and practice
-Master's degree or PhD in an engineering discipline, chemistry, physics, or related degree.
-practice with laboratory management or research.
-practice with laboratory safety standards and operation.
-practice developing training materials.
-practice conducting training in either a classroom or professional environment.
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information
Department Contact Name Michelle Stotts
Department Contact Phone 515-294-9297
Department Contact Email
Department/Unit Website
Application Instructions
To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email E-Mail: or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
Special Instructions Summary
Guaranteed Consideration Date 11/22/2018
Pre-Employment Screening
All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university's verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.
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EO Statement
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, discapability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email E-Mail:

Supplemental Questions

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   » * Where did you first lgain about this vacancy?
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   » ISU Employee
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   » Please indicate which specific website, placement office, trade journal, newspaper, or other resource influenced you to apply for this position.
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   » * Please describe your practice with laboratory management or research.
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   » * Please describe your practice with laboratory safety standards and operation.
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   » * Please describe your practice developing training materials.
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   » * Please describe your practice conducting training in either a classroom or professional environment.
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
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   » Letter of Application/Cover Letter
   » Reference Contact InformationOptional Documents


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