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Laboratory Assistant

Manhattanville College
Job Location:
Purchase, New York
Laboratory and Research

Manhattanville College is seeking a Laboratory Assistant. The Laboratory Assistant (LA) coordinates the activities in the Clinical Learning Laboratory. This includes working with the Director of Clinical & Laboratory Education in laboratory scheduling, record keeping, maintenance of equipment and supplies and assisting faculty and students in the use of lab resources. The position reports to the Director of Clinical & Laboratory Education (DCL)

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fosters the general goals of the school as derived from the mission statement
  • Prepares and clears equipment and supplies for nursing skills lab classes
  • Prepares and clears equipment in preparation for nursing course competencies
  • Communicates with nursing faculty in preparation for skills lab and competency preparations
  • Ensures the lab is clean, safe, and organized
  • Provides assistance to faculty and students in the use of laboratory resources
  • Continually assesses functioning of laboratory equipment and arranges repairs/maintenance with vendors
  • Completes calibration of simulators/mannequins prior to skills lab delivery
  • Communicates and coordinates with equipment and supply vendors
  • Promotes safe lab practices according to OSHA guidelines
  • Follows guidelines in handling and disposing of hazardous materials
  • Orders supplies to correspond with college laboratory course offerings
  • Participates in SNHS meetings and nursing accreditation activities
  • Participates in skills lab manual revisions for all nursing courses
  • Participates in skills lab preparation meetings for all courses
  • Maintains data on student use of nursing skills lab outside of scheduled times (open lab)
  • Maintains data on student learning activities offered in the nursing skills lab
  • Keeps strict inventory of syringes
  • Maintains and replaces supplies in collaboration with the DCL
  • Additional duties as assigned

Core Competencies/Skills

  • The successful candidate will demonstrate the following key competencies:
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Research and analysis skills
  • Experience working with lab equipment
  • Mathematic and measurement skills
  • Knowledge of computer research and analysis programs
  • Good teamwork skills
  • Ability to keep detailed records

Required Qualifications

  • New York State RN License
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and communicate in a complex organization
  • Experience with database management (e.g. equipment and supplies inventory) and general computer skills
  • Demonstrated ability to perform professionally under stress, to implement conflict resolution
  • Highly organized with the energy to operate in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task with frequent interruptions
  • Knowledge, skill, and experience with simulation
  • Current CPR certification
  • Successfully pass a background check
  • Experience working with video recording and projections equipment and human patient simulators
  • Must be capable of team lifting up to 25 pounds, able to shift, push and pull simulation equipment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal) to communicate with a variety of persons and groups
  • Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff
  • Organizational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
  • Evidence of effective communication and interpersonal skills

Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible


Manhattanville offers an excellent benefits package, including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage. There are monthly employee contributions to these plans (amounts vary depending upon which option is chosen).
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Savings Account (with election of the high deductible health plan)
  • Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Long-Term Disability. This is fully paid for by the college. Supplemental Life Insurance is also available with an additional cost.
  • Employer paid confidential Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Paid Time Off (PTO): FT Administrators accrue 22 vacation days, 3 personal days, and 22 sick days per year (sick days can accumulate to a maximum of 132 paid days or 6 months).
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO), including vacation, personal days and sick time
  • 403(b) Plan through TIAA-CREF. College contributes 3.5% of your salary when you contribute 2.5%.
  • US Alliance Financial Credit Union Membership (optional)
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Tuition Remission (for classes at Manhattanville)
  • Tuition Exchange Program (with other colleges/universities)
  • Commuter Transit Benefit

For consideration, send cover letter and CV/resume to

Manhattanville College is committed to equality of educational opportunity, and is an equal opportunity employer. The College does not discriminate against current or prospective students and employees on the basis of race, color, sex, national and ethnic origin, religion, age, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic. If you are unable to complete this application process due to a disability, contact Manhattanville Human Resources at to ask for an accommodation or an alternative application process.

Promoting the health and safety of all of Manhattanville’s students, faculty and staff is of the utmost importance. To that end, the College will be requiring that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19. Applications may be made for accommodations based on medical disability or sincerely held religious beliefs. 

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