The Laboratory Prep Coordinators (LPCs) work closely with CTD science instructors, Academic Deans (ADs), as well as Northwestern University and outside lab liaisons to provide laboratory setups for CTD courses and to carry out laboratory and administrative tasks as assigned. Lab Prep Coordinator work hours are generally 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; however, additional time may be required and hours may be adjusted depending on scheduled lab and prep times.
Carefully review all program, site and staff materials provided by the Summer Program. Return all completed paperwork as requested.
Attend staff training.
Uphold and promote the CTD Honor Code.
Follow all CTD rules and regulations concerning staff conduct, appropriate dress, program procedures, and other responsibilities as set forth in the staff handbook and by administrative staff.
Assume program related responsibilities as requested by CTD administrative staff.
CTD Lab Prep Coordinators are required to:
Be knowledgeable of administrative policies and NU/outside laboratory procedures that must be implemented in the laboratory;
Meet with NU/outside lab staff prior to the start of the session and become familiar with Northwestern University/outside lab organization, maintenance and procedures;
Review all CTD science course syllabi for assigned science strand prior to the start of the sessions. Create, update and confirm laboratory use schedules with each CTD science strand instructor prior to the start of the sessions;
Review syllabi and determine supplies and materials needed. Communicate needed supplies and materials to Program Assistants and Summer Program Coordinator so supplies and materials can be ordered;
Ensure, confirm, and document the receipt of supply orders based on lab schedules and assignments;
Prepare, set up, break down and clean laboratories for science courses based on lab schedules and assignments;
During labs, assist instructor and R/TA when possible, paying particular attention to laboratory safety;
Communicate regularly during the sessions with instructors and university lab liaisons for laboratory instructions, set-up, and materials;
Be responsible for upkeep and cleanliness of lab areas and equipment, including proper disposal and cleaning of supplies and lab areas;
Act as liaison among Northwestern University/outside laboratory staff, instructors, and CTD staff.
Qualifications: Current or past enrollment in a college undergraduate or graduate degree program involving laboratory science required. Current lab science teacher preferred. Must have working knowledge of lab processes and procedures, and expertise in assigned lab area, with experience in setting up and breaking down labs for others. Applicants should display strong organizational and problem solving skills and should be self-starters, motivated, flexible and adaptable, have a professional demeanor, demonstrate a mature and positive attitude, and serve as role models for students and other staff members. Applicants should also exhibit a strong work ethic and commitment to teamwork. Applicants must be able to lift and carry 40+ pounds.
Employment Locations: Biology: Roycemore School, Evanston, IL Chemistry and Physics: Northwestern University Campus, Evanston, IL
Employment Dates and Stipend: Full-time work June 19 - August 4, 2017 Salary: $15.00 – $17.00 per hour, dependent on CTD Summer Program experience.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highl...y collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.