Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
This is a full time non-exempt position. Work shifts are primarily day hours and include weekends and holidays. Days of week will vary depending on operational needs. Persons in this position are considered “critical employees” and are expected to report to work during emergency closings unless specifically informed by their supervisor that they are not to report.
The Lab Coordinator performs surgical circulator duties for processing of donated human eye tissue at Lions Gift of Sight (LGS). The Lab Coordinator is the primary person to care for all of the lab equipment, including biological safety cabinets, refrigerators, incubators, temperature monitoring systems, keratomes, autoclaves, and various types of microscopes. This position is also responsible for all the supplies and surgical instruments used for procurement and processing of donor eyes and corneas. The lab coordinator must follow procedures and regulatory guidelines for all tasks.
60% Perform surgical circulator duties: Prepare environment, supplies, and equipment prior to surgical procedure Sterilize equipment and supplies, and verify sterility Operate equipment used in procedure Circulate for operator during procedure Perform documentation during procedure Clean environment, instruments, and equipment after procedure
20% Lab facility, supplies, and equipment: Complete daily, weekly, quarterly, biannual and annual cleaning and maintenance tasks as required Order, receive, check in supplies, and rotate stock; Obtain certificates of sterilization and quarantine supplies until received Clean, maintain, and arrange for repair or maintenance of equipment Calibrate and validate equipment Research and order new equipment Perform environmental monitoring
10% Tray and kit manufacture: Receive used procurement instruments: sort out disposables, decontaminate and inspect the reusable instruments Arrange for repair of damaged instruments or order replacements Research and order new instruments and supplies as requested for new procedures Assemble and sterilize trays; Validate sterilization of new trays Assemble kits for transplant and research procedures Fulfill requests and resupply kits to outstate staff Maintain documentation for tracking trays, kits and supplies
10% Other Perform other projects as assigned
At all times General Responsibilities • Practice safe work habits at all times (e.g. Universal Precautions, OSHA guidelines) • Routinely review and adhere to all LGS and University of Minnesota policies and procedures • Practice effective, respectful, professional, and proactive communication with other LGS staff and with staff from other organizations • Attend and participate in staff, technical, and other meetings as required • Arrive and work during scheduled hours • Check and respond to work related correspondence during working hours
Salary Range: $33,072.00 to $57,824.00 USD/year
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
For more information regarding benefits:see link below
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required qualifications: High school graduation plus 2 years college coursework plus 2 years experience working in a healthcare or laboratory setting. Ability to lift 30 pounds.
Preferred qualifications: Experience working in a highly regulated medical field Experience in a surgical setting to include use of aseptic technique Experience working with laboratory equipment and associated computer software
Internal Number: 331660
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.