Lab Coordinator
Indiana University Bloomington
United States

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Anatomy/Physiology Lecturer and Biology Lab Coordinator

Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track

Department IUPUC Science

Position Summary

IUPUC is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We seek candidates who will not only enhance our representational diversity but whose research, teaching, and community engagement efforts contribute to diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty.

IUPUC has delivered high-quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs aligned with and responsive to regional educational needs since 1970. Our students, faculty, and staff are committed to making a difference in the future of our region. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden students’ academic experience and to enrich our campus community.

We have an exciting opportunity for a new faculty member to join our science faculty and expand our physical science offerings. A non-tenure track appointment is available on August 1, 2021, at the rank of Lecturer in the Division of Science at IUPUC. The position is a ten-month teaching assignment with responsibility for teaching four sections each semester and engaging in service activities at the campus. Applicants should enjoy interacting with students, faculty, and staff who are committed to making a difference in the future of our region. We seek greater diversity in our faculty and staff to broaden students’ academic experience and to enrich our campus community. Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of and possess an interest in working in an academic community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, disability status, and protected veteran status.


This position is primarily responsible for teaching anatomy and physiology courses and the supervision of science laboratory facilities. The incumbent manages budgets and purchases science lab equipment and supplies; supports teaching and research in the biology laboratories. Has responsibility for compliance with lab safety requirements. Below are key duties and responsibilities of the position:

 Teach approximately 6 contact hours of anatomy and physiology courses a semester.
 Train and supervise students and workers on laboratory and safety procedures.
 Procurement, and budget management. Efficient purchasing and procurement of equipment and supplies is paramount. Provide input in and manage the annual science lab budget to ensure the efficient provision and maintenance of teaching and research equipment and supplies.
 Lab preparation. Preparation of equipment and supplies necessary for science lab exercises and research.
 Planning. Plan and manage equipment maintenance and repair. Plan maintenance projects affecting laboratories in collaboration with academic units and administrative offices in the IU system and outside vendors on a regular basis.
 Organization and Maintenance, Policies and Procedures Monitoring, and Safety Assurance. Maintain a clean, organized, and safe laboratory space. Maintain accurate and up-to-date inventories and records. Maintain the laboratory materials and equipment and collaborate with science faculty to set policy on the use of supplies, chemicals, and equipment. Monitor adherence to current policies and procedures and communication with safety departments in the IU system on a regular basis. Ensure proper handling of hazardous materials.

Basic Qualifications


Master’s degree in Biology or similar discipline from an accredited institution. Related experience, such as significant experience teaching science laboratory courses, will also be considered. Experience in higher education preferred.

Required knowledge, skills, and abilities include:
 Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as excellent organizational skills.
 Ability to handle confidential information and work independently to perform multiple tasks.
 A valid Indiana driver’s license is required in order to drive to locations off-campus for procurement and similar duties.
 Must be computer literate.
 Must be proficient with basic biological laboratory techniques such as sterile technique and pipetting.
 Must have a commitment to the campus mission and vision, and a sense of community.
• Must be able to deal with time pressures, multiple concurrent tasks, student/faculty/ staff contact, interruptions, and distractions.

Equipment utilized: Must be able to operate or learn how to operate common laboratory equipment including but not limited to:
 Computers
 Autoclaves
 Centrifuges
 Siemens dH2O water system
 Student physiology equipment
 Molecular biology equipment, such as pipetmen, thermocycler, gel doc system
 Microscopes, balances, plant growth chambers, spectrophotometers
 Electrophoresis equipment, power supplies, vacuum pumps
 Biological safety cabinets, incubators, laminar flow hoods
 Balances, pH meters

Department Contact for Questions

Qualified applicants interested in the position must apply online at Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit a curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, and a letter of interest. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until a candidate is selected. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. James Mendez via email at

Expected Start Date 08/01/2021


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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List Of References
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