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General Function

Performs a variety of custodial and clerical tasks related to supporting the daily operations of a laboratory

Job Details

Functional Title

Laboratory Coordinator

Job Code


Classification Series





Academic Affairs


Non exempt

Last Updated

September 3013

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities—Essential Functions

  • Serves as lead worker, organizes laboratory work areas, equipment and supplies; cleans work area and equipment.
  • Assists in the enforcement of rules and regulations.
  • Oversees staff and student workers; assigns duties, monitors work and trains employees.
  • Monitors equipment inventories and fills out requisitions to order supplies and equipment. Receives and stores all laboratory equipment and supplies.
  • Maintains and operates laboratory equipment. Schedules equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Transports materials that may include food, utensils, or animals to and from laboratory.
  • May feed, water, clean cages, and monitor health of laboratory animals.
  • May assist in student lab set-up and clean up.

Reporting Relationships

Direction Received: Reports to Animal Facilities Supervisor or Department Chair

Direction Given: Functional guidance to student and/or classified employees on an ongoing basis

Minimum Requirements

Requires six months of related course work beyond high school and one year of laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Worker Characteristics

  • Knowledge of laboratory procedures
  • Ability to maintain records
  • Requires driver's license

Working Conditions

Physical effort usually requires considerable walking and standing with some lifting of material weighing 25 to 50 pounds. Some exposure to unpleasant elements which are particularly disagreeable. Some element of personal risk due to handling of chemicals, hot water, and/or animals.

Please note: The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular positions. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. For jobs occupied by more than one employee, the identification of non-essential functions shall be determined from the individual’s position description.

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