Admin Services Coordinator (21005339)

52241, Coralville
Dec 01, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

The Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing Unit (CBB) at the University of Iowa is seeking an Administrative Services Coordinator to update and maintain database and records, place and receive orders, and provide point of contact and customer service for vendors. The CBB welcomes the richness of talent from a diverse workforce and recognizes that diversity brings stimulation, challenge, and energy that contribute to a productive and effective workplace. Reporting to the director, the Administrative Services Coordinator will provide general office support for the CBB in addition to the duties listed above.

Work Location:  2501 Crosspark Road, Suite C100, Coralville, IA 52241

For additional information and a detailed job description, please visit the departmental website at:

About the Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing
Biotechnology is a movement many believe will mark one of the first and most dramatic innovations of the 21st Century. For more than twenty years, the Center for Biocatalysis and Bioprocessing (CBB) has been combining first-class scientific faculty with cutting-edge facilities to reshape and define new technologies for chemical, pharmaceutical, nutritional and agrochemical industries. In 1995, we opened our new laboratory at The University of Iowa Research Park (previously called Oakdale Research Park) North of the University of Iowa, where our multidisciplinary faculty has continued to dedicate themselves to education, research, and technology transfer related to biocatalysis and bioprocessing. We are proud that in the past two decades our scientists have routinely made significant contributions to the advancement of science while working with industrial, governmental, and academic clients. We also have continued to work to bring life science-based companies to Iowa.

Today, the CBB consists of a growing number of more than 50 faculty members and more than 300 researchers, including graduate and undergraduate students, postdoctoral scientists, technicians, and visiting faculty and industrial scientists. Our faculty members come from ten different departments, and we are home to more than 20 predoctoral fellows. Our principal areas of study include biocatalyst fundamental properties, bioremediation, bioprocessing, new biocatalyst discovery, novel biocatalyst applications, biosensing technology, and reactive agent development.


Education or Equivalency Required

A Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Required Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of and ability to use office support tools available on the desktop (e.g., word processing, e-mail, presentation software, databases and spreadsheets).
  • Office administrative experience (typically six months to one year) and the demonstrated ability to carry out ongoing office administration tasks effectively and efficiently.
  • Demonstrate careful attention to detail and accuracy, strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks quickly and effectively, proactively establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.

Highly Desirable Qualifications

  • Experience with inventory management of expansive laboratory supplies.
  • Documented organizational skills of complex processes.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Significant experience, 1-3 years working with Microsoft Excel, and web-based databases.
  • Knowledge of university policies and procedures.
  • Experience with procurement and management of goods and supplies.