About the job: The Lab Services Coordinator works with the PreClincal Director to manage the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry’s preclinical laboratory and laboratory spaces, assist preclinical course directors and course faculty, and assist dental students in learning during preclinical coursework. This is an active job that requires the ability keep up with multiple responsibilities. The Lab Services Coordinator may supervise other employees and/or student workers.
This position’s main responsibilities include:
Main Lab, Support Lab, and Technician’s Lab - 80%
Ordering and management of materials and equipment used in preclinical courses in the 3M Sim Lab to assure adequate quality and quantity
Dispensing and collection of materials, instruments, and equipment for each course lab session
Maintenance of equipment in conjunction with dental engineering
Scheduling of routine maintenance and unforeseen repairs
Troubleshooting common equipment malfunctions
Monitor function and maintenance of audio-visual aids
Routine cleaning beyond the responsibilities of Facilities Management and students
Work with clinic personnel so preclinical students have necessary materials, instruments, and equipment when working in the 8 South clinic.
Learn and assist in newer technologies, such as electric dental hand pieces and digital dental technologies
Assist students with the operation of their equipment, such as their Sim unit, handpieces, model trimmer, bench lathe, vacuum mixer, etc.
Creation and/or supervising the creation of casts and other dental related laboratory teaching materials
Faculty Support and other duties as assigned- 20%
Work with course directors to facilitate preclinical laboratory courses; such as identify, procure, and package materials, instruments, and equipment used in preclinical courses
Assist regular and adjunct faculty during preclinical activities
Work with the PreClinical Administrative Assistant to facilitate courses
Hourly Range: $17.24 to $28.43 USD/hour
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
High School Diploma/GED plus two years college coursework in an appropriate scientific field and two years of related work experience.
Ability to meet deadlines with high attention to detail.
Excellent verbal communication.
Organizational and problem-solving skills.
Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
Exceptional customer service skills and professional demeanor.
Ability to maintain established work standards and procedures, as well as adapt easily to procedural changes.
Ability to work independently, solve problems, and answer questions from students, staff and faculty.
Ability to prioritize and make daily decisions regarding lab responsibilities.
Ability to perform occasional, but daily, light to moderate lifting up to 50 pounds, as well as walking and standing for long periods of time.
Experience as a dental assistant
Experience in the field of dentistry
Internal Number: 336446
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
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