Associate Instructional Lab Coordinator

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Job Summary

The Associate Instructional Lab Coordinator’s primary responsibility will be the implementation of instructional laboratory courses. As part of this role, the coordinator will order, store, and maintain laboratory materials, equipment, and specimens throughout the year. This includes both mammalian and bacterial cell cultures. They will maintain all laboratory spaces and equipment in a clean, safe, and functional condition; assist faculty in curriculum development; test out and refine laboratory protocols; and prepare student course documents. The Associate Instructional Lab Coordinator will primarily be responsible for sophomore/junior-level instructional lab courses, but also assist with senior design projects. This position will supervise and train both graduate and undergraduate level laboratory teaching assistants in course and safety protocols, oversee course grading, and will maintain course documentation for ABET accreditation.


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering
  • One (1) year of teaching or research experience within engineering or science
  • Equivalent combinations of related education and experience may be considered (For example, an Associate's degree and three (3) years of experience)
  • Strong public speaking skills with ability to teach and work with faculty, staff, and students with various cultural and ethnic backgrounds
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Basic laboratory skills and training with knowledge of various types of bioanalytical instrumentation, diagnostic biological and medical equipment
  • Assessment and evaluation skills, including the ability to create assessment tools to collect, compile and evaluate assessment data
  • Ability to balance interruptions, multiple and varied tasks and confidential information with discretion
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic understanding of cell biology, cell and fluid mechanics, anatomy and physiology, electrical activity and mass transport of physiological and biological systems
  • Basic CAD and 3D Printing skills
  • Understanding of circuit design and basic electronics


  • Master’s degree in biomedical engineering
  • Instructional experience within academia
  • Experience preparing educational materials such as lesson plans, texts, and demonstration aids

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position   
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.