Title InformationAR State Title Laboratory Coordinator
Grade C111 Minimum Salary or Salary Range $36,265 Hourly Rate $17.43Position Details
Position InformationPosting Number C1242023
Working Title Laboratory Coordinator Department Org 362000 - Biology Why should you work at UCA?
We are excited that you are considering joining the UCA Family—the faculty, staff, students and alumni who make the University of Central Arkansas a great place to work!
At the University of Central Arkansas, we value our employees striving to maintain a work-life balance. We realize that this affects the overall well- being of employees, while learning to prioritize challenging work and the ability to make a difference. Participation in university-wide remote work days may be available for certain positions. Training is provided on systems or job-specific software, and tools are available supporting professional and personal development. The benefits package allows you to customize your benefits to meet your current needs, and the ability to adjust them as your priorities change. This includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, 80% tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a retirement program with university contributions of 10% of employee salary. Also available are health and wellness incentives, as well as access to sports and cultural activities on campus for the family, free gym membership (HPER) and equipment rentals.
The Laboratory Coordinator is responsible for managing the operation and inventory of the microbiology teaching laboratories. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Primary responsibilities: Maintains inventory of laboratory equipment and supplies. Disburses equipment and supplies to faculty and students. Dispenses chemicals according to governmental safety regulations. Prepares bid lists for filling inventory requirements. Meets with sales representatives of vendors offering laboratory equipment and supplies. Makes minor repairs on lab equipment and refers major repairs to vendor technicians. Assists faculty in development of class presentations requiring laboratory items. Updates laboratory procedure manuals as needed. Performs other duties as assigned. Secondary responsibilities: When needed, they may serve as instructional support for the microbiology and anatomy & physiology labs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of scientific subjects, such as chemistry, physics, or biology. Knowledge of general laboratory procedures. Knowledge of governmental safety regulations regarding laboratory chemicals and supplies. Ability to maintain inventory of equipment and supplies in a scientific laboratory. Ability to operate and maintain laboratory equipment.
Skills Considered Essential for Success
-Knowledge of the organization and administration of higher education. -Knowledge of state, federal, and university rules, regulations and procedures. -Ability to work in a diverse and dynamic environment. -Ability to work collaboratively and independently with common goals as a part of a team. -Ability to make sound judgments. -Effective interpersonal communication, writing, and organizational abilities. -Civility in all interactions. -Demonstrate effective follow-up.
Required Education and/or Experience
The formal education of a high school diploma; plus two years of specialized training in applied science or related field; plus one year of experience maintaining a scientific laboratory or related area. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.
Preferred Education and/or Experience
At least a bachelor's degree in biology or chemistry is desired. It would be helpful if the applicant had prior experience in microbiology.
University, Campus, and Community Description
Thank you for your interest in employment at the University of Central Arkansas. Founded in 1907, UCA has an enrollment of more than 10,000, of which more than 15% are graduate students. The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and 60 graduate certificate and degree programs, including doctoral programs in five disciplines. The undergraduate student body consistently scores above the national average on the ACT exam. UCA is proud of its tradition of teaching excellence and its contributions in research, scholarship, and creative activities. UCA seeks to attract students and employees that are dedicated to building a culture of diversity, belonging, inclusion, and equity.
Desired start date 04/01/2023
Position Summary and QualificationsLicense(s)/Certifications
Physical Demands Checklist Sitting, Standing, Balancing, Lifting/Carrying, Walking Physical Exertion Administrative Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds, Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds, Primarily indoor work
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Background Check Statement
This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal, sex-offender registry, financial history background check and drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.
UCA EEO Statement
The University of Central Arkansas is an affirmative action/equal opportunity institution dedicated to attracting and supporting a diverse student, faculty and staff population through enhanced multicultural learning environments and opportunities. In keeping with its nondiscrimination policy in employment, admissions and other functions and programs, the university considers employees and students on the basis of individual merit and will not discriminate against a person on the basis of gender, race or color, ethnicity, religion, spiritual beliefs, national origin, age, familial status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, disability, political beliefs, intellectual perspective, genetic information, military status, or other factors irrelevant to participation in its programs.
Open Date 02/14/2023 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants
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