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University of DelawareLocation: Newark, DE 19702 Document ID: AC422-0GJO Posted on: 2019-01-1701/17/2019 Job Type: Regular
Laboratory Coordinator - Medical & Molecular Sciences
DEADLINE: OPEN UNTIL FILLED
CONTEXT OF THE JOB:
The Laboratory Coordinator's primary responsibility is for the coordination of undergraduate laboratories including; supervision, instruction and evaluation of students, the preparation and development of laboratory manuals, exercises and demonstrations; the care and maintenance of equipment; the ordering of supplies; and the general functioning of the laboratories. The primary area of teaching will be clinical chemistry with other additional assigned medical laboratory topics. In order to maintain high quality educational experiences in medical laboratory sciences, the Coordinator will establish and maintain contacts with professionals at affiliates and other academic institutions.
The Coordinator will participate in appropriate continuing education and maintain an active role in local and regional professional activities related to Medical Laboratory Sciences. The Coordinator is responsible for participating in recruitment and retention activities associated with the Medical and Molecular Sciences Department.
The Coordinator functions under the direction of a faculty member and reports to the Chairperson of the Medical and Molecular Sciences Department.
- Prepares the assigned laboratory courses including reagent and specimen preparations, supply needs, and instrument set up. Obtains clinical specimens from area hospital and private laboratories when needed.
- Confers with the faculty and/or staff responsible for the lecture and/or laboratory portions of the courses on a regular basis.
- Revises and updates course manuals in conjunction with faculty, in regards to format, content and policies, on a continuing basis: identifies aspects of courses that limit the educational value they provide students; designs and develops new laboratory exercises, demonstrations and material to improve such aspects; and evaluates efficacy of implemented changes.
- Teaches assigned laboratory sessions within the University workday from 0800 to 2200 hours, prepares laboratory practical and written tests, and corrects students' laboratory reports, assignments and tests.
- Evaluates and maintains standard operating procedures in the laboratory, including safety regulations.
- Assists faculty and staff in the evaluation process of assigned course(s) and students. Participates in the total evaluation of the Program including campus and clinical education. Active participation in the Department of Medical and Molecular Sciences NAACLS accreditation process and University Academic Program Review.
- Recommends the purchase of supplies and laboratory apparatus; orders and inventories laboratory supplies; performs maintenance on laboratory equipment; records equipment maintenance and troubleshooting in a log book; and inventories equipment.
- Establishes and maintains contacts with professionals at clinical affiliates and other academic institutions who have interests in medical laboratory science education. Periodically visits affiliate laboratories to keep abreast of modern techniques. Presents innovations in laboratory education at regional meetings. Participates in joint meetings between University personnel and affiliates.
- Recruits and directs activities of undergraduate work-study personnel. Additionally, charged with maintaining the cleanliness of laboratory prep room; including glassware, bench tops, biohazard waste, autoclave and general facilities.
- Participates in appropriate continuing education and professional activities. Establishes and maintains professional contacts with medical laboratory scientists, other laboratory personnel and educators. Participates in meetings of scientific societies, maintains an active role in Delaware laboratory associations and is strongly encouraged to hold membership in at least one other Medical Laboratory Science professional organization.
- Participates in recruitment and retention activities conducted on-campus and off-campus including the visitation of high Schools.
- Serves on MLS committees and performs other services for the Medical and Molecular Sciences Department as requested.
- Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
- Requires a Bachelor degree and MLS (ASCP) certification or the equivalent. Minimal experience of two years in a clinical laboratory is required. Clinical Chemistry experience is preferred. Additional experience in hematology, immunohematology, microbiology, urinalysis, or phlebotomy will be beneficial. Experience in teaching laboratory topics is preferred.
- Ability to work independently, thus the ability to set priorities is essential. Creativity is required to develop innovative approaches to laboratory teaching. Problem solving skills are used routinely.
- Effective interpersonal and oral and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
- Ability to provide quality teaching, to interact with faculty and staff, to interact with students, and to interact with clinical affiliate personnel and other University personnel.
- Computer experience with Microsoft Office preferred.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html
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