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Lab Coordinator 2, Science

Des Moines Area Community College
Job Location:
Ankeny, 50023
Laboratory and Research

Job Summary

Coordinate program laboratories and assist instructors in the operation of the lab areas and equipment to facilitate the student learning process.

Essential Functions

Prepare and organize materials and equipment needed for laboratory/work site activities. Direct student activities on assignments. Clean up after completion of activities. Maintain records as requested by instructors and as required for safety compliance.

Set up laboratory/work site practical examinations; monitor examinations; correct examinations and reports. Provide instruction on an individualized or small group basis.

Maintain inventory of materials and supplies for laboratory/work site projects. Contact vendors regarding purchases and initiate requisitions. Monitor and update SDS information and notify instructors of updates as appropriate. Establish maintenance schedule and repair equipment or arrange for repairs.

Train instructors and/or students on the use of laboratory/work site equipment and proper use and disposal of chemicals; oversee appropriate storage, handling and disposal of chemicals/cleaning supplies used in labs; prepare a schedule of lab utilization. Coordinate chemical disposal with the Physical Plant Safety Officer.

Provide work direction to others assigned to work in the lab.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Biology.

Two years of laboratory experience.

Strong communication skills.Ability to plan, organize and manage time.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain a professional working relationship with a wide variety of individuals coming from diverse backgrounds.

Knowledge of current software applications.

Desired Qualifications

Master’s degree in Biology or related discipline.

Knowledge of state-of-the-art equipment and processes associated with the program area.

Strong Microbiology prep skills.

Physical Requirements


    • Hand coordination
    • Forward reaching


  • Sitting
  • Standing
  • Ability to be Mobile
  • Overhead reaching
  • Neck flexion
  • Foot coordination
  • Fine motor


  • Floor to waist lift of 40 lbs
  • Waist to overhead lift of 15 lbs
  • Carry of 40 lbs x 10 ft
  • Horizontal push/pull of 20 lbs of force
  • Grip of 20 lbs
  • Pinch
  • Climb
  • Bend
  • Lateral reaching
  • Squatting/kneeling

Mobility accommodations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and determined by the essential functions of this position.

Physical Demand Category Medium

Post offer, Pre-Employment Physical Test Prior to starting employment, all persons are required to have a post offer, pre-employment physical verifying the physical ability to perform the duties described.

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, day hours.

Posting Date 07/02/2024

Deadline for Submitting Applications 07/14/2024

Open Until Filled No

Special Instructions to Applicants

DMACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer and embraces diversity. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Individuals with disabilities desiring a reasonable accommodation in the application process should notify Human Resources at 515-964-6301 or by email VACANCY REQUIRES: 1) A complete DMACC Employment Application (personal information, educational history, employment history, and supplemental questions). Incomplete applications and commenting “See Resume” will not be accepted. The application form will be used to screen applicants for required qualifications. 2) Attachment of transcripts to your electronic application. Transcripts must include the applicant’s name and degrees conferred. Scanned copies are acceptable.

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