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Laboratory Coordinator

Waltham, Massachusetts
Closing date
Dec 19, 2021

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Field of specialization
General / Technical
Work Function
Job Type
Full time
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Bentley University

Bentley Campus

Job Description Summary
This is a 9-month academic year position.

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.

Essential Duties
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Qualifications
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, biology or equivalent, plus a minimum of 1-3 years related work experience, including competence with relevant laboratory functions, analytical equipment, and/or computer information technologies.
  • Attention to laboratory safety is paramount.
  • Should be proficient in Microsoft Office and Blackboard.

Preferred Qualifications
  • MS in biochemistry or related fields in chemistry, biology, or analytical chemistry is preferred.
  • Should have outstanding laboratory and computer skills as well as a demonstrated background in chemical and biological methods.
  • Individuals with teaching experience or experience working with students in a laboratory environment preferred.

Work Environment
  • The job requires the physical skill necessary to move about a laboratory area, setting up equipment.
  • 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.


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