The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.
Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.
About the Position
The Laboratory Coordinator will assist with and conduct supervised research in the Hermann Lab in the Lewis and Clark College biology department; expected to maintain lab for day-to-day research, interact regularly with undergraduates, and participate in lab research activities.
This position is represented by the Lewis & Clark College Support Staff Association Local 4912 of the American Federation of LCCSSA Collective Bargaining Agreement.
For consideration, please attach a resume AND a cover letter.
What You'll Do
Conduct supervised research for lab related projects
Be a primary contact for lab research and logistical questions
Maintain lab chemical and supply inventories
Maintain lab machinery
Lab research experience
Familiarity with molecular, cellular biology, or genetic techniques.
Strong interpersonal skills, willingness to work in a team environment
Good organization skills
Familiarity with Mac and PC platforms, Microsoft Office
Ability to honor and work with all identities and individuals, particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or at Lewis & Clark College.
Nice to Haves
Lab research experience with Caenorhabditis elegans, genetics, molecular biology, or biochemistry
The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring positions
Climb (stairs), stand, sit, walk, grasp/grip, pinch/squeeze, reach, repetitive hand movements, seeing, talking, hearing
37.5 hours per week
$20.76 per hour
The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only if students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds are present in significant numbers within our learning community. In creating and sustaining such a community, we engage, to the extent possible, in practices that will ensure a high degree of diversity on our campus, simultaneously meeting the highest standards of academic excellence of which we are capable.
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Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.
Eligibility to Work
In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.
About Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark is a private institution with a public conscience, a residential campus with global reach. Students and faculty throughout all three of Lewis & Clark’s schools—the College of Arts and Sciences, the Graduate School of Education and Counseling, and the Law School—pursue new ways of knowing by combining classic liberal learning with pioneering collaboration. Located in Portland, Oregon, the student experience is enhanced by the inspiring beauty of the college's natural setting on 137 wooded acres in Portland’s southwest hills.