Animal Laboratory Coordinator / Laboratory Assistant

Date Posted: 
Jul 31, 2014
Job Category: 
Part Time

Heidelberg University, located in Tiffin, Ohio, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of part-time Animal Laboratory Coordinator / Laboratory Assistant for the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. Heidelberg University offers a strong liberal arts curriculum and professional education programs with the mission of personal, intellectual, and professional development, leading to a life of purpose with distinction.

Heidelberg University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Affirmative Action Employer with a significant commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

The Animal Laboratory Assistant works 15 - 18 hrs per week with a flexible schedule based upon lab and class schedules, Monday - Friday. During summer break and University holidays working hours may vary. The position, reporting to the Biology 363, 364, and 365 faculty will care for animals in the Longaker Animal Lab (LAL) and assist faculty as needed with laboratory curriculum and preparation. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in a laboratory setting, including:

  • Demonstrated experience with all aspects of laboratory animal care.
  • Knowledge of laboratory animal breeding cycles and ability to anticipate and maintain appropriate laboratory animal quantities pursuant to academic curriculum and needs.
  • Competency and ability to prepare laboratory solutions and materials according to academic curriculum needs.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Maintain and report on statistical data for the laboratory.
  • Ability to perform duties with a positive work ethic.
  • Ability to work both independently as well as cooperatively in a team setting.
  • Exceptional self-motivation, integrity, and creativity.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and balance competing priorities.
  • Ability to interact professionally and effectively with staff and all offices across campus to deliver high quality customer service.
  • A commitment to support the University’s mission and values.

In addition, the ideal candidate will model Heidelberg University’s core values of integrity, honesty, humility, transparency, respectfulness, diversity, caring, loyalty, and accountability in all work. The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor's degree in biology or related field complemented by relevant experience. A Master’s degree with laboratory teaching experience is preferred. An equivalent combination of experience and education will be considered.

For consideration, complete the online application. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

Heidelberg University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply for all postings.