Temporary - Physics Laboratory Prep Coordinator - CTD Summer Program 2019 - 35146

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Location: Evanston, ILLINOIS
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Physics Laboratory Prep Coordinator
CTD Summer Program 2019

The CTD Summer Program provides a unique, rigorous, and fun academic summer camp for students in grades 4-12 on Northwestern’s beautiful Evanston campus. The Laboratory Prep Coordinator works on the Academic side of student support, and works with their collaborative team to create an unparalled experience for students and families from around the country and across the globe.  

Job Summary:

The Laboratory Prep Coordinators (LPCs) work closely with CTD science instructors, Academic Directors (ADs), as well as Northwestern University and outside lab liaisons to provide laboratory setups for CTD courses and to carry out laboratory and administrative tasks as assigned. Lab Prep Coordinator work hours are generally 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; however, additional time may be required and hours may be adjusted depending on scheduled lab and prep times. Full-time work June 19 - August 9, 2019. Salary: $17.00 per hour.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Learn and implement CTD and Northwestern Policies and Procedures.
  • Uphold and promote the CTD Honor Code.
  • Follow all CTD rules and regulations concerning staff conduct, appropriate dress, program procedures, and other responsibilities as set forth in the staff handbook and by administrative staff.
  • Assume program-related responsibilities as requested by CTD administrative staff.
  • Be knowledgeable of administrative policies and NU/outside laboratory procedures that must be implemented in the laboratory.
  • Meet with NU/outside lab staff prior to the start of the session and become familiar with Northwestern University/outside lab organization, maintenance and procedures.
  • Review all CTD science course syllabi for assigned science strand prior to the start of the sessions. Create, update and confirm laboratory use schedules with each CTD science strand instructor prior to the start of the sessions.
  • Review syllabi and determine supplies and materials needed. Communicate needed supplies and materials to Supply Manager so supplies and materials can be ordered.
  • Ensure, confirm, and document the receipt of supply orders based on lab schedules and assignments.
  • Prepare, set up, break down and clean laboratories for science courses based on lab schedules and assignments.
  • During labs, assist instructor and teaching assistant staff when possible, paying particular attention to laboratory safety.
  • Communicate regularly during the sessions with instructors and university lab liaisons for laboratory instructions, set-up, and materials.
  • Keep up and clean lab areas and equipment, including proper disposal and cleaning of supplies and lab areas.
  • Inventory, pack, and store all lab supplies at the conclusion of summer session.
  • Act as liaison among Northwestern University/outside laboratory staff, instructors, and CTD staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Current or past enrollment in a college undergraduate or graduate degree program involving laboratory science required.
  • Current or past lab preparation and management experience required.
  • Must have working knowledge of lab processes and procedures, and expertise in assigned lab area, with experience in setting up and breaking down labs for others.
  • Applicants should have inventory maintenance and ordering experience.
  • Applicants should display strong organizational and problem-solving skills and should be self-starters, motivated, flexible and adaptable, have a professional demeanor, demonstrate a mature and positive attitude, and serve as role models for students and other staff members.
  • Applicants should also exhibit a strong work ethic and commitment to teamwork.
  • Applicants must be able to lift and carry 40+ pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current high school lab science teacher experience highly preferred.


Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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