The Lab Coordinator supports the Department of Natural Sciences and reports to the Department Chair. The Coordinator organizes and manages all elements of the Core Science and General Physics lab classes for undergraduate students at Fordham College Lincoln Center (FCLC) and the School of Professional and Continuing Studies (PCS).
Responsible for the smooth operation of approximately 18 Core Science labs and 6 Gen Physics labs per semester. Each of the Core Science classes (Physical Science: Today’s World, Physical Science: Past/Present, Human Function & Dysfunction, People and the Living Environment, and Health & Disease) are accompanied by four labs (three experimental and one fields or museum trip).
Examples of experimental labs for the physical science core classes include Dispersion, Color Observation, and Emission of Light; Thermodynamics: Calorimetry; Electrochemistry; Organic Microchemistry; examples of experimental labs for the life science core classes include Food Analysis; DNA Fingerprinting; and Human Vision.
Create, update, and distribute supplemental materials including videos and handouts for each lab as necessary.
Advanced preparation of lab consumables including gels, unknowns, glassware, etc. for the 60+ experimental labs offered in multiple classes of 20-24 students per semester.
Maintain consistent inventory of lab supplies, organize, and occasionally place supply orders as needed.
Identify and prepare supplies required as labs are added or updated.
Prepare a daily schedule for Core Science and General Physics lab classes in the limited number of available teaching labs.
List, maintain and properly dispose of chemical inventory.
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree in science desirable
Minimum two (2) years of research experience preferable
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Banner preferred
Independent, proactive approach to responsibilities and planning
Ability to take initiative
Excellent organizational skills; attention to detail and accuracy
Excellent judgment, diplomacy, and discretion are necessary in handling confidential and/or sensitive materials
Knowledge of and commitment to the Jesuit mission in higher education
Fordham Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United kingdom.