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  • Science Laboratory Coordinator at American University, Nigeria

  • Posted on: 10 July, 2014 Deadline: 30 July, 2014
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    The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was established in 2003 by Nigeria's former Vice President His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar along with other local and international statesmen and academic leaders. The institution was conceived as Africa's first Development University. Its mission is to pioneer service learning and build leaders who will be prepared to tackle societal concerns. Located in Yola, Adamawa State, the University is a world-class career-oriented institution missioned to be an agent of change in the development of the region. AUN has a strong commitment to providing the skills and the leadership essential to solving the continent's critical social and economic problems. The university offers an American-style education modelled after the curriculum of American universities with corresponding approaches to teaching and students assessment. The first entering class of 124 students and 20 professors was enrolled in September 2005. The University started on temporary buildings at the AUN Academy located directly opposite the AUN campus. In seven years, AUN is fast becoming a model for other universities in Nigeria and West Africa.

    The American University of Nigeria, Yola, is seeking a Science Laboratory Coordinator. This position is a local one open to indigenous and/or legal residents of Nigeria:

    Science Laboratory Coordinator


    Location: Adamawa
    Department: School of Arts and Sciences

    Position Summary
    The Science lab coordinator is saddled with the responsibility of managing and administering the science laboratory services by; organizing and coordinating the workload of Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Geology Technologists In addition, he shall also work in collaboration with physics, chemistry, biology and geology technologists in performing duties essential to the achievement of the science laboratories and science departmental goals.

    Position Requirements

    •     A degree in Chemistry or other related sciences.
    •     At least 3 years' experience and skills in science laboratory work.
    •     Professional certification in laboratory work is a plus.
    •     Ability to work with and coordinate activities with other staff effectively.
    •     Ability to prepare and organize laboratory and demonstration materials.
    •     Ability to work in a team environment.
    •     Computer skills.
    •     Good communication and human relations skills.
    •     Good general subject knowledge.
    •     Ability to work a flexible schedule.
    •     Ability to accommodate change.
    •     First Aid/CPR and WHMIS certification.

    Other requirements, abilities for the position:

    •     Experience working in a university setting with faculty, students, and staff.
    •     Excellent written and oral English skills.
    •     Experience using relevant computer software applications preferred.

    Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the University.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their resumes, cover letters and references to: before the closing date of this publication. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    AUN is an equal opportunity employer and strives to provide a culturally diverse workforce; we do not discriminate in employment on the basis of race creed, colour, nationality, origin, age, sex, religion and marital status.

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