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Laboratory Coordinator-SCM-Molecular & Cellular Biol.

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Laboratory and Research
Laboratory Coordinator-SCM-Molecular & Cellular Biol.

Job ID: 244056
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Part Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a higher education community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country and one of the largest in the state of Georgia offering more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. Our university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. We are growing and searching for talented people to join our mission!

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144.

Job Summary
Assists in performing a variety of professional and technical functions for a multi-science instructional laboratory program. Maintains laboratory facilities in assigned college, department or unit and facilitate the operation of departmental labs. Oversees maintenance and repair of lab equipment and assist with lab requirements for projects. Responsible for the set up and tear down of labs and maintaining inventory of lab supplies and equipment. Ensures compliance with all lab regulations and develop and update lab preparation guides

This position is grant funded. Continued employment is contingent upon the availability of grant funding.

1. Purchases Laboratory supplies and equipment- if assigned

2. Maintains teaching greenhouse stocks

3. Prepares reagents and solutions needed for lab classes offered in biology instructional labs, ensuring availability

4. Serves as Laboratory Compliance Officer, ensuring all chemicals are appropriately labeled and inventory and storage location reports are updated

5. Maintains current SDS (Safety Data Sheets) records and ensure availability to students, faculty, staff and others as required by the University

6. Manages hazardous waste collection and disposal in accordance with OSHA

7. Provides set up and materials for lab sessions in a timely manner prior to start of lab sessions

8. Places orders for reagents, supplies, and equipment and facilitate invoicing process

9. Maintains laboratory purchase records

10. Assists in development and implementation of safety policies and procedures

11. Facilitates installation and maintenance of equipment including preventative maintenance, service contracts, and repairs in compliance with federal regulations

12. Responsible for cleanliness and orderliness (general condition) of laboratories and preparation room

13. Trains and supervises laboratory student assistants

14. Communicates regularly with faculty and department leadership

Required Qualifications
Minimum Education Required:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education in a life sciences field, (i.e., Biology, Biochemistry, or Chemistry required)

Minimum Experience Required:

One (1) year relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Qualifications

Master's of Science in a life science field preferred


Proposed Salary
The budget for this position is between $18.20 and $20.00.

Offers will be based on candidate experience and budget availability

Pay Grade: N22

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of appropriate OSHA rules and regulations for workplace health and safety.

  • Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines

  • Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills

  • Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the position (i.e. Microsoft Office suite)

  • Strong attention to detail and follow up skills

  • Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

    Background Check
    Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

    All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.
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