Part-Time Coordinator, Science Lab

Lonestar College System
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Commitment to Mission:

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential. Cultural Beliefs:
  • Students Matter
  • Inspire Excellence
  • Act Intentionally
  • Better Together
  • No Fear!
  • Trust!
The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions. Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance. Campus Marketing Statement: Lone Star College-University Park Lone Star College, located in the north metropolitan Houston area, is one of the largest and fastest growing community colleges in the country featuring six comprehensive colleges and 10 centers with over 95,000 credit and non-credit students each semester, an annual budget exceeding $500,000,000, and 7,300 employees spread over a 2100 square mile area. LSC adds $3.1 billion to the local and regional economy by providing educational opportunities across the north Houston region. Founded in 2010, LSC-University Park is located on a 71-acre campus that includes the comprehensive Lone Star College campus along with Lone Star Corporate College, the LSC-Energy & Manufacturing Center, multiple university partners, a charter high school, several commercial tenants and much more creating the college of the future. LSC-UP’s vision is to be nationally recognized as the model for the innovative college of the 21st century. LSC-UP’s “Invitation to Innovate” (i2i) has resulted in local, national and international awards and recognitions, including one patent. Campus address is 20515 SH 249 (SH 249 and Louetta Road) Houston, Texas 77070-2607. Position Summary: Responsible for coordination of general functions in the science laboratory environment. Functions include coordination of services, delivery of materials, events, and/or resources, tracking laboratory materials, equipment, and rooms, and assisting with running the lab. Job Functions:
  • Communicates with the faculty and other laboratory staff about lab schedules and lab materials. Maintains a constant dialogue between instructors and labs throughout the semester
  • Continuously analyzes and improves upon lab-related procedures and practices
  • Properly handles, controls, and keeps diligent records of chemical and bio-hazardous wastes
  • Actively remains current with new technologies and safety regulations and promotes a culture of safety in the laboratory
  • Prepares and inventories complex reagents, chemicals, solutions, stains, media and dyes according to protocol
  • Properly monitors, handles, sterilizes and disposes of microbiological organisms and other bio-hazardous & chemical waste or materials
  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment & supplies including but not limited to microscopes, autoclave, Thermal Cycler, UV transilluminators, shakers, vortexes, incubators, micropipettors and DNA Evaporator/Concentrator
  • Ensures safety and quality assurance practices are followed including maintenance of SDS (Safety Data Sheets) workstations and proper use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Provides routine lab support including cleaning and restocking of labs, preparation of microbiological mediums, refilling reagent bottles, washing glassware and recording supplies inventory
  • Tracks and coordinates budget expenditures
  • Maintains professional working relationships with a variety of LSC employees at all levels, as well as with outside vendors
  • Responsible for other reasonable related duties as assigned
  • Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
    • Good working knowledge of sterile/aseptic techniques for microbiology
    • Ability to work with a diverse group of faculty and staff
    • Capable of performing required duties with a minimum of supervision after training
    • Good safety record and safety consciousness
    • Good organizational, leadership, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Knowledge and/or experience with infection control policies and procedures and safety regulations (EPA, OSHA)
    • Astute and broad knowledge of the sciences and related safety protocols for the successful handling of day-to-day operations
    • Ability to work independently with minimum instruction and cooperatively as a member of a team
    • Physically capable of some heavy lifting and moving, some climbing, and moving rapidly through lab rooms
    Salary: $12.50/hour Work Schedule & Conditions:
    • PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment.
    • Internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
    • Work is performed primarily in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards
    Qualifications Required:
    • High school diploma and at least 2 years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Completion of core Biology and Chemistry college coursework with demonstrated high academic and lab skill competency; or at least 1 year of related work experiences
    • Associate’s degree
    Benefits Marketing Statement: By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment, excellent work/life balance, tuition waiver, participation in the TIAA-CREF retirement plan and more. How to Apply: ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY! We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered. Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC). If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview. Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States. More information on the E-Verify program is available at Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check. Primary Location : US-Texas-Houston Work Locations : 20515 SH 249 (SH 249 and Louetta Rd) 20515 SH 249 Houston 77070 Job : Academic Affairs Organization : LSC University Park - 08 Schedule : Part-time Shift : Day Job Employee Status : Regular Notes to Applicant:This was previously Part-Time Coordinator, Science Lab (#20163) UP Required Documents:Resume/Curriculum Vitae Job Posting : Sep 14, 2017, 5:12:37 PM
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