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Requisition ID:  9063

Associate Instructional Lab Coordinator

Job Summary

Updated March 24, 2020: All interview and hiring processes will be postponed until later specified.  At this time, we are still accepting applications.


The Associate Instructional Lab Coordinator's primary role is the implementation of instructional laboratory courses for the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering (BME).  The coordinator will order, store, and maintain laboratory materials, equipment, and specimens, including live cultures; maintain all laboratory spaces and equipment in a clean, safe, and functional condition; assist faculty in curriculum development, laboratory protocol testing, and written manual preparation; implement and coordinate the Senior Design Projects course and Sophomore/Junior-level instructional lab courses; and  supervise and train laboratory teaching assistants.  Additionally, the coordinator will serve as the main resource for training all students and staff in laboratory safety.



  • Bachelor's degree in engineering

  • Six (6) months of teaching or research experience within engineering or science

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • 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 and 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
  • Computer and internet skills
  • Ability to lift and carry 10 to 25 pounds frequently and up to 40 pounds occasionally



  • Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering
  • Master's degree
  • Industry or research training within engineering
  • Teaching experience within academia
  • Experience preparing educational materials such as lesson plans, texts, and demonstration aids
  • Basic understanding of cell biology, cell and fluid mechanics, anatomy and physiology, electrical activity and mass transport of physiological and biological systems


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.

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