Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute
Tempe, Arizona (US)
$46,807-$58,509 per year; DOE
Closing date
Feb 9, 2023

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Physical Sciences, Materials Science
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Organization Type

Laboratory Coordinator Sr

Arizona State University

The Biodesign Institute

Campus: Tempe



Job Description

The Biodesign Institute is seeking an experienced, motivated, and proactive individual to join the Biodesign Institute Lab Management team. Under general supervision, you will oversee and coordinate the day-to-day program and laboratory operational activities and functions for the Center for Sustainable Macromolecular Materials and Manufacturing within the Biodesign Institute. You will ensure that program and laboratory goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with university policies and procedures, center priorities, funding limitations and other specifications. You will work directly with the SM3 Center and within a team of lab management professionals dedicated to advancing the institute under Center and Institute leadership.


Salary Range

$46,807 - $58,509 per year, DOE


Close Date



Essential Duties

  • The list of essential duties below is a limited list of duties that represent participation in specific laboratory and non-laboratory tasks for the SM3 Center:
  • There are additional laboratory duties that this position will support outlined in our “Managing Laboratory Operations” document that reference tasks associated with safety, lab records, lab supplies, lab equipment, informatics and communication.
  • The Laboratory Coordinator Senior will work directly with the Center Director and other center staff on all tasks and communicate appropriately to the Center Director as well as Biodesign Administration.
  • Manage and monitor all laboratory safety requirements including lab safety manuals, trainings, chemical waste, biohazards and required PPE.
  • Train staff on how to manage chemical and hazardoeus waste streams, and coordinate request fior chemical and hazardous waste removal.
  • Manage and supervise inventory/ordering system operations by establishing and maintaining par levels and re-stocking points of standard laboratory and office supplies.
  • Maintain a list of all active personnel in the center, particularly those who would be expected in the lab, including personal contact information (for use in emergencies).
  • Track space usage in the Center – which PIs have which benches, desks, etc. assigned to them – who is assigned to each bench and desk.
  • Manage onboarding of new lab personnel including student volunteers.
  • Be the liaison between the SM3 Center and Biodesign Administration to relay pertinent information and to discuss and resolve problems and issues (e.g., door access, building operations policy, communications on building maintenance, etc.).
  • Serve as point of contact for the Center with co-location in the Center.
  • Coordination and engagement of the Technical Advisory Board.
  • Coordination of Center membership and Technical Advisory Board meetings (every 18 months).
  • Coordination of workshops and industrial visits for the Center.
  • Technical contributions to proposals (letters of support, proposal construction).
  • Technical contribution to writing of reports, center reviews and manuscript preparation.
  • Identifies, develops, and maintains working relationships with the university and community agencies for support as appropriate to work assignment.
  • Maintain Center web site and social media presence for the Center.


Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND one year related laboratory experience; OR, Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years laboratory or related experience; OR, Seven years of laboratory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence in having a science/laboratory/industry background.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of standard lab and office practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of university policies and procedures.
  • Evidence in being safety minded and oriented.
  • Evidence of effective interpersonal skills; evidence of effective communication skills,
  • Experience with tact and diplomacy in maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Experience in work that requires organizational skills and flexibility.
  • Evidence of efffective time management skills.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office suite; Excel, Outlook, Word, Power Point).


Flexible work options

  • Alternative work schedules can include four, 10-hour workdays in a workweek; a nine-day, 80-hour schedule over two workweeks for exempt employees only; and staggered start and stop times.
  • Hybrid work is an arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location. Dean or vice president-level approval is required.
  • Remote work is an arrangement where the employee spends less than 60% of their regular workweek at a regularly assigned ASU work location. Executive vice president-level approval is required.


Department Statement

For the eighth year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university's culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all eight years the category has existed.

ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way. To learn more about how Knowledge Enterprise is a place for your career to grow, visit

At Biodesign Administration, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. We value your unique background and perspective, and you may be just the right candidate for this position or other roles on our team.

Working at ASU has additional perks and OUTSTANDING benefits, which include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; ASU/UA/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to ASU recreation and cultural activities; and more. To estimate the value of your total compensation, please visit


ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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