This position specifically supports the mission of the University by coordinating the General Microbiology and Introductory Microbiology labs. The Microbiology Laboratory Coordinator is responsible for the oversight and management of the Microbiology teaching labs. The ideal candidate will have the demonstrated ability to manage the logistics of multiple labs, including ordering supplies, prepping resources, and set-up for lab sessions. Experience with microbiological techniques (media preparation, culture maintenance, etc.) strongly encouraged. Effective communication with students, teaching assistants, vendors, and faculty is core to this position. This position will be responsible for supporting the lab lecture portion of this course (online or in-person) and can step in for a TA and run a lab section when needed.
Experience with learning management systems (CANVAS) and training in laboratory and biological safety encouraged.
A Bachelor's degree and less than 1 year of relevant work experience is required. A Master's degree and 3 years of relevant work experience is preferred.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
What You Will Do
Assist faculty members teaching multiple labs including introductory and general microbiology. Supervise graduate students in lab instruction. Teach lab sections as needed. Organize, prepare, and maintain grade and attendance records. Prepare assessments to be administered in lab.
Maintain and supervise the use of lab equipment. Order lab equipment, supplies, cultures, and maintain cultures as needed. Develop and make trial runs of new experiments. Revise/update lab handouts. Assemble materials needed each week for lab.
Organize, prepare, and conduct weekly preparatory meetings for graduate teaching assistants. Hire, supervise and approve timecards for undergraduate work study lab assistants. Assist faculty in preparation of annual budgets for equipment and supplies. Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment used in the various labs.
Maintain laboratory safety. Prepare policy and procedure sheets describing various aspects of conducting safe and efficient laboratory exercises. Oversee use and safety disposal of hazardous materials according to Baylor University guidelines. Design and implement policy statement for understanding and use of safety equipment by Teaching Assistants, Learning Assistants, and students.
Analyze observations and prepare reports
Maintain and supervise use of lab equipment; manage inventory and supplies
Implement policy statements for laboratory Safety
Ensure Safety procedures are followed
Participate in the development of laboratory exercises
Attend seminars and training to enhance laboratory operations and job performance
Perform all other duties as assigned to support Baylor's mission
Ability to comply with University policies
Maintain regular and punctual attendance
What You Can Expect
As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.
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About Us: Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The University is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris, and academic strategic plan, Illuminate.