University of St. Thomas

Lab Coordinator – Chemistry

St. Paul
Dec 05, 2016
Jan 28, 2017
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Lab Coordinator position within the Chemistry Department.

This person is expected to assist the stockroom manager in a variety of ways relating to set-up and support of teaching labs, with some laboratory teaching duties.

  1. Help support labs for 1XX and 2XX level courses by preparing solutions, supplies, and minor equipment for each experiment, setting out these experimental materials, restocking as needed, and putting materials away after use.
  1. Support labs for 3XX and 4XX level courses by working with faculty to assure that major equipment used in experiments in these courses is operational and occasionally providing training for students on these instruments during the lab period. This service will also be extended to Chem 201/202 for a few specific labs involving major instrumentation.
  1. Teach lab sections, do associated grading, and attend planning meetings. Default teaching assignment is general chemistry, but alternate assignment may be made based on course needs, interest, and aptitude. (1-2 sections per semester)
  1. Chemical Inventory Management. Assist the Stockroom manager in keeping track of all chemicals in the department from the time received until each is used up or disposed as waste.  
  1. Keep labs clean. Assist the Stockroom manager in removing and treating used chemicals and products and disposing of waste. Perform regular testing of materials and check of labs throughout the department for safe conditions.  
  1. Support undergraduate chemistry research program by providing chemicals, supplies, and minor equipment upon request.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, long-term care, legal, and disability insurance coverages. Offerings also include retirement plans, flexible spending accounts, a health savings account, and an employee assistance program. The University provides tuition remission to its employees, spouses, and dependents. In addition, the University values a healthy work/life balance and has generous provisions for paid time off.


Minimum qualifications: B.S. in chemistry or biochemistry with two years of experience in a laboratory setting or a similar experience.

An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.

Preferred qualifications: Teaching experience preferred.

Knowledge of: Physical principles, laws and applications; principles and methods for curriculum and training design in a laboratory setting; the use of chemical instrumentation; the use of specified computer applications involving word processing, data entry and/or standard report generation; the use of specified computer applications involving the design and management of databases or spreadsheet files and the development of special report formats; business arithmetic; experience working with computers, electronics, and machine shop tools; correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation; techniques for understanding and effectively communicating with individuals of various cultures; principles and techniques of making effective oral presentations; principles and techniques of preparing effective written informational or educational materials; adult educational techniques; basic supervisory principles and practices.

Skill in: Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff and faculty; ability and desire to learn and apply new skills; contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities; broad manual shop skills; ; preparing effective written informational and educational materials; using tact, discretion and prudence in dealing with those contacted in the course of the work; dealing successfully with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone, often where relations may be confrontational or strained; making effective oral presentations to large and small groups.

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.  The successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission statement.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than “Jobs at St. Thomas”, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Special Instructions to Candidates:

Applicants will be asked to upload a resume to their profile and copy/paste a cover letter into the application.

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