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Posting Date: May 13, 2020                                           Posting End Date: June 15, 2020

Position: Laboratory Coordinator                                     Location: Biomedical Sciences

Status: Full Time, Exempt

Special Qualifications

In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University seeking “Excellence in Every Way,” the ideal Laboratory Coordinator will possess the willingness to use their expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure laboratory, equipment, and other accessories are in good working order
  • Order consumables and other supplies needed by students and instructors
  • Set up student laboratories; supervise and assist in cleaning the laboratory and its ancillary rooms
  • Retrieve and clean items at the close of the laboratory day and time period of the course
  • Move specimens in and out of containers and cold storage rooms
  • Prepare vascular casts, plastinated. and other types of specimens as desired by the instructors
  • Assist instructors in Embalming animals; protect and label specimens
  • Assist in preparing video programs for teaching purposes
  • Ensure the disposal by incineration of dissected and other cadavers that are no longer usable
  • Identify and report malfunctions and/or breakdowns of equipment to the physical plant and other pertinent units; follow up their repair
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the anatomy instructors and department head


  • Bachelor of Science or associate degree in Biological/Premedical Sciences or related discipline
  • GED/High School Diploma and at least five years of laboratory experience including handling of samples, animals, cadavers, and ordering and stocking of supplies.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively
  • Must have good computer skills (Microsoft Office and other software programs)
  • Must have good motor coordination and manual dexterity
  • Must have demonstrated collegiality
  • Must work well with others

Commensurate with education, training, and experience

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APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources.  Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Office of Human Resources
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
1200 West Montgomery Road
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address:   Fax: 334.724.4319
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment. Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.