Laboratory Coordinator for the Discovery Center, School of Nursing and Health Studies - Georgetown
Laboratory Coordinator for the Discovery Center, School of Nursing and Health Studies - Georgetown University Medical Center
Georgetown's Discovery Center, a state-of-the-art teaching and research laboratory, is an innovative facility for learning and scientific inquiry. Opened in 2006 in the School of Nursing & Health Studies (SNHS) through the generosity of the school's Parents Council, the facility houses faculty research, dynamic student learning, and faculty-student collaboration around scientific investigation.
The Laboratory Coordinator, working with both the faculty and staff teaching the courses and the students learning the laboratory experiments, has duties that include but are not limited to:
- Prepares lab manuals, sets up laboratory experiments, instructs students, prepares and grades laboratory exams, orders and maintains all necessary supplies and equipment for lab work by students, and sets-up and cleans up teaching laboratory rooms.
- Assists Department of Human Science faculty and their students in research for a percentage of time that is not occupied by the teaching laboratory preparation and instruction.
- Performs tissue culture and molecular based assays.
- Contributes to preparation and writing of manuscripts for publication based upon the research in which he/she participates.
- Hosts weekly meetings during the course of the laboratory components of the courses; and reviews the protocols to be used with the students the following week, including demonstrations of any faculty work with the students.
- Exercises first line of approval regarding resolution of experiments and manual content; and makes decisions on what needs to be done on behalf of management.,
- Maintains thorough knowledge of necessary supplies and materials for hands-on laboratory for undergraduate students.
- Bachelor's degree
- 3 to 5 years performing various biology and microbiology procedures
- Knowledge of research laboratory skills - for example, preparation of stock solutions, research using molecular biology techniques including DNA & RNA isolation and purification of protein,
- Excellent math skills
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to prioritize, exercise independent judgment, and take appropriate action without consultation with supervisor
- Preference for ability to work with bacterial cultures and mammalian tissue culture skills
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