Grinnell College Biology Laboratory Support Assistant/Bookkeeper (Part-time) in Grinnell, Iowa

Position Summary Information

Job Summary

As the Biology laboratory support assistant, this person will provide support for the teaching and research labs in the Biology department involving (1) preparation of media and reagents for teaching laboratories, (2) management of the departmental stockroom, (3) miscellaneous departmental tasks, and (4) assisting the Radiation Safety Officer. It is expected that this person will hire and supervise undergraduate students to help with these tasks as needed. As the Biology Bookkeeper, this person will additionally be responsible for (5) management of Biology department-associated budgets, purchasing, and invoicing of departmental records.

This position is an 11 month position, 30 hours per week.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong work ethic.

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to manage multiple ongoing tasks and shift between work duties seamlessly.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work with students in a supervisory capacity.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS).

  • Experience working with budgets, purchasing, invoicing or other record-keeping tasks.

  • Experience in a scientific laboratory setting.

Diversity Statement

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class. For further information about Grinnell College, see our website at

Professional References


Selected candidate must pass a background check prior to first day of employment.

Date New Hire Needed: 07/02/2018

Job Title: Biology Laboratory Support Assistant/Bookkeeper (Part-time)

Department: Biology

Link to Job Description: Biology Lab Support Assistant

FLSA Category: Non-Exempt

Staff/Faculty: Staff

Employment Status: Part-Time

Employment Category: Regular

Open Until Filled: Yes

Posting Number: S00502