Laboratory Coordinator Job Description

Laboratory Coordinator Job Description

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Laboratory coordinator provides training and ensures compliance with the proper usage of laboratory equipment and safe laboratory practices including safe handling and disposal of biohazardous materials, and standard policies and protocols for reporting unusual events.

Laboratory Coordinator Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Monitors lab expenses relative to budget
Monitor lab equipment performance and usage
Coordinate facility maintenance for large projects
Manage the chemical inventory compliance requirements for the labs
Maintain and ensure sample chain of custody using a LIMS system and perform all aspects of sample management including receipt, aliquotting, storage, and shipping
Lead procurement efforts of laboratory consumables, equipment, and other supplies as needed
Maintain updated and accurate records of all laboratory orders
Notify staff of order status and receipt of goods
Follow up on backordered items and find alternate item replacements/vendors as needed based on price and availability
Work with laboratory assistant to update and maintain master inventory list

Laboratory Coordinator Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Laboratory Coordinator

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: NICET, ACI, DOT, ASCP, MT, HAZWOPPER, EH&S, AMT, NCA, AED

Education for Laboratory Coordinator

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the laboratory coordinator job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Education, Sciences, Science, Science and Technology, Chemistry, Medical Technology, Graduate, Biology, Associates, Teaching

Skills for Laboratory Coordinator

Desired skills for laboratory coordinator include:

Principles and practices of laboratory operation
Automated systems
Applicable regulations
Good Laboratory Practice Training
Tools and instruments
Current dental materials
Factors where application of advanced

Desired experience for laboratory coordinator includes:

Scan, file, and maintain vendor packing slips
Upload purchase orders and other vendor documents to shared server
Contact material and service vendors to request price quotations, negotiate discounts, obtain W-9’s and credit applications
Set up new vendors in internal company systems
Submit documentation to Legal team for approval
Submit new vendor credit applications to Accounts Payable team for approval

Laboratory Coordinator Examples


Laboratory Coordinator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of laboratory coordinator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for laboratory coordinator
  • Upload protocols in electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) system
  • Upload documents to corporate intranet as needed
  • Assist with onboarding of new staff members
  • Oversee and manage the timely closure of queries and work with the internal applicable teams or functional areas where applicable (examples may include, the Global Delivery Network, Contact Center or being the point of contact for client personnel to assist with service queries, including related to investigator reports)
  • Using monitoring tools, pro-actively identify trends and provide feedback to internal departments and/or client on performance of both the Investigator and the Q2 Solutions services to ensure timely service delivery
  • Order or equivalent
  • Maintains good records on closed jobs for purposes of billing, volume reconciliation, claims handling
  • Manage a student assistant in the changeover process (clear communication, follow-up, safe practices, effective use of student time, ), interacting with two dozen student employees during the week that support the labs
  • Sets up or coordinates students or staff who set up laboratory experiments or surgeries, including equipment and supplies
  • Monitors equipment for proper functioning
Qualifications for laboratory coordinator
  • Sufficiently medically fit to work in the BSL-3 laboratory and to perform assigned duties
  • Ability and willingness to participate in an immunization program to perform BSL-3 laboratory work
  • Experience in a high volume clinical laboratory within the last three (3) years required
  • Knowledge of management theories and principles
  • University Degree in Food Technology or Chemistry
  • Must be able to lift at minimum 25 pounds

Laboratory Coordinator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a laboratory coordinator. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for laboratory coordinator
  • Assists the lab management team with filing and Archiving all data for the laboratory, including data retrieval as required
  • Receives results for reference specimens and performs first data entry
  • Coordinate information and communications for designated projects at the site level and with the third party lab including identification and escalation of discrepancies
  • Liaise with other departments and support services
  • Maintain continuity of office operation
  • Ensure daily update of Lab Kits Inventory System
  • Provide to all Clinical Teams/Coordinators with the required Lab Kit supplies according to weekly scheduled subject visits
  • Order Lab Kit supplies according to study specific projected/expected visits
  • Receive, log, and organize daily arrival of new Lab Kit supplies and ensure proper destruction and documentation of expiring Lab Kit supplies
  • Maintain an inventory of Laboratory Kit supplies
Qualifications for laboratory coordinator
  • Must be able to routinely lift 70 pound objects
  • Ability to use and create spreadsheets in Excel
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills to be able to effectively communicate to internal lab management and external consultants
  • Ability to work in conformance with standard operating procedure and conditions with a systematic approach to tasks committed to seeing things through to completion
  • Action oriented demonstrating the ability to handle large work load demands and to trouble shoot issues timely when required
  • Customer Focused –providing timely, confident, reliable and friendly service to all our internal and external customers

Laboratory Coordinator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a laboratory coordinator. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for laboratory coordinator
  • Perform blood draws, specimen collection, take vital signs, and perform EKG testing and able to record accordingly
  • Maintain biohazard waste containers and disposal of biohazard waste in lab and exam room
  • Maintain OSHA safety guidelines in laboratory department
  • Maintain effective systems for project documentation
  • Mentor and assist in training more junior staff, including project coordinators
  • Supervises designated sections and ensures that goals and standards are in compliance with hospital standards and those of the applicable accrediting organizations
  • Reviews all sectional policies and procedures annually and revises as needed
  • Review all research protocols and be familiar with all projects in the lab at any given time
  • Be familiar with Institutional Review Board regulatory requirements in general and for specific protocols administered in the lab
  • Implement, and ensure the proper implementation of, study protocols
Qualifications for laboratory coordinator
  • Demonstrated ability to keep accurate, legible records and recognize the need to handle these records and all other information in line with GCP/GLP/GDP
  • Good communication skills that allow for confident interaction with all levels in the organization
  • Incumbent will use MS Office, Meditech, and other computer applications
  • Two years of EEG work experience in acute care setting required, 3-5 years strongly preferred
  • Requires protocol specific knowledge
  • Good interpersonal, organizational, planning, and customer services skills

Laboratory Coordinator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of laboratory coordinator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for laboratory coordinator
  • Maintain documents and documentation of participant’s involvement in research
  • Acquire and maintain CITI human subjects training
  • Ensure that all equipment and supplies are available for use when needed
  • Purchase and monitor lab supplies
  • Assist staff, students, and other researchers on the correct use of equipment
  • Schedule lab and equipment time for staff and student researchers
  • Schedule, prepare, and attend all lab meetings
  • Prepare and maintain data analysis reports
  • To manage the service contracts for larger equipment (ICP, Dishwashers, Microscopes )
  • Plan and supervise the set up and delivery of teaching demonstrations/labs including assembling equipment
Qualifications for laboratory coordinator
  • Ability to plan + prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Minimum High School diploma or GED Transcript
  • Phlebotomy and/or Medical Assistant certificate required
  • Minimum one year of clinical or laboratory experience required
  • Sitting for short periods of time, the ability to file, move records, laboratory supplies, and equipment also requires bending and stooping
  • BA/BS in Sciences (Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Microbiology or similar discipline)

Laboratory Coordinator Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a laboratory coordinator. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for laboratory coordinator
  • Coordinate and train TAs and graduate students on use of the equipment/instrumentation for teaching and research purposes
  • Act as main contact person for any questions concerning lab experiment, teaching demonstrations and any required safety and teaching training for equipment usage
  • Coordinate and implement a schedule for use of equipment/instruments in the teaching program each semester that is aware of and flexible with ongoing research needs
  • Plan and monitor an annual budget for equipment/instrumentation needs for all teaching related activities
  • Assist in laboratory and teaching demonstration development as needed to improve course delivery and learning objectives/outcomes by recommending and operationalizing new technologies, methods or demonstrations for teaching, training and skills development
  • Write and revise use protocol and workflow documents for laboratory, lecture demonstration, and field use of equipment/instrumentation as needed to assist faculty, TAs, and graduate students
  • Manage detailed inventories, sign in/out protocols, purchasing or repair requisitions, supplies, shipping and storage needed for the equipment/instrumentation
  • Perform mechanical and electronic repairs and calibrations on equipment/instrumentation or facilitate repairs/calibrations with appropriate parties
  • Recommend new technologies, software, for teaching and research programs
  • Assist field- and laboratory-based research programs as possible
Qualifications for laboratory coordinator
  • Follows written procedures while performing assignments
  • Minimum three (3) years of previous experience in the service area
  • Manages projects across functional areas with accountability for bringing project to fruition on time and on budget
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Visio, etc) and electronic document management systems
  • Knowledge/proficiency with SharePoint and Access preferred
  • Serving as the facility’s safety officer

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