Job Description Summary This Laboratory Coordinator position is a limited term position through June 2024.
Under the direction of the Department Chair and the Laboratory Manager, the Laboratory Coordinator (regular 9-month academic year position) performs varied professional duties to assist the faculty and contribute to the safe and efficient functioning of the teaching and research laboratories, a vital component of the department's curriculum. Laboratory Coordinators contribute to the students' rich learning experience in the sciences at Bentley. Laboratory Coordinators are primarily assigned to courses in their area of professional training but depending on their skills, experience, and the needs of the department, they may perform similar functions for other courses.
Laboratory preparation duties: prepares, sets up, and breaks down materials/kits for exercises and experiments, and works with faculty to ensure the safety of lab procedures.
Comfortable with outdoor field activities; including water.
Laboratory instruction/teaching: assists faculty with teaching responsibilities in the laboratory and field setting such as being present along with faculty during class and assisting students with experiments and procedures as needed.
Effective communicator with faculty and colleagues
Maintains equipment, supplies, and the functionality of laboratory facilities.
Ensures proper inventory of chemicals, materials, and works with faculty to ensure compliance with safety regulations (MSDS sheets, etc.)
Assists faculty in the development of new laboratory exercises and courses as appropriate. Performs various other duties including purchasing, updating bulletin boards, and administrative support functions as needed.
Participates in faculty research projects as appropriate.
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in STEM or STEM-related field
Attention to laboratory safety is paramount.
Individuals with teaching experience or experience working with students in a laboratory environment preferred.
Should be proficient in Microsoft Office.
Should have outstanding laboratory and computer skills as well as a demonstrated background in chemical and biological methods.
Ability to swim to assist with occasional water based duties
The job requires the physical skill necessary to move about a laboratory area, setting up equipment. Outdoor field work required.
There may be some lifting required.
In addition, some time is spent at the keyboard, and much time is spent on their feet in the classroom/laboratory.
The position requires the manual dexterity to safely handle chemicals, equipment, and materials.
Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.
Bentley University is one of the nation's leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader and one with the deep technical skills, the broad global perspective and the high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. To achieve our goal, we infuse our advanced business curriculum with the richness of a liberal arts education. The results are graduates who are making an impact in their chosen fields and turning their passions into success stories. Located on a classic New England campus just minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers.