Job Description

Grand Canyon University is seeking a Vivarium Coordinator.


  • Provides technical guidance and assistance concerning work methods, the use of equipment and techniques and the analysis of results for the faculty and students for the assigned lab courses; answers questions and assists with lab experiment to demonstrate proper use of equipment and/or simulation steps.
  • Reviews, tests, evaluates equipment and methodology. Works with lab manager or supervisor if modifications are necessary.
  • Performs the timely preparation of materials, chemicals, and equipment for use in student laboratory demonstrations, experiments, exercises and exams.
  • Performs specialized and technical duties to assure efficient lab operations
  • Complies with safety regulations and procedures in lab set up.
  • Complies with proper storage, handling and disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Provides feedback on changes/updates to curriculum experiments to lab manager or supervisor.
  • Receives shipments and reconciles order against required purchase order; stocks materials according to established protocols.
  • Assists with assembly and installation of new equipment or instruments; assists with testing to ensure operational readiness.
  • Serves as support to  faculty with classroom materials, e.g., set up of videos, etc.; collaborates with subject matter faculty for their assigned courses to ensure labs meet needed learning requirements.
  • Follows up on waivers
  • Documents safety, accident and other incidents according to established reporting protocols.
  • Prepares various records and reports related to laboratory operations and activities as required.
  • Performs other duties as needed/assigned to support successful lab operations.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in assigned lab discipline and minimum 2 years’ experience in lab operations

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the development and delivery of laboratory programs, including reagents, supplies and other materials that would be necessary to sustain a diverse college laboratory program.
  • Experience in operating, maintaining and repairing analytical instruments in a lab and stockroom setting.
  • Experience in implementing policies and procedures to comply with environment, health and safety regulations.


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