The Getty

Lab Coordinator

2 weeks ago(11/30/2017 1:26 PM)
Requisition Number
Position Status
Regular Full-Time
Administrative and Support Staff
Getty Center
GCI - 0615-Science

Job Summary

The Getty Conservation Institute’s Science department carries out scientific research into a broad range of conservation issues, with the overall aim of advancing conservation practice around the world (  


Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, the Laboratory Coordinator will be based in the Getty Conservation Institute office coordinating key activities and resources of the scientific department and laboratories.

Major Job Responsibilities

• Oversees the yearly maintenance agreements on all of the scientific instrumentation. Will work directly with vendors to obtain quotes, schedule preventative maintenance visits, and arrange for additional troubleshooting and service engineer visits as needed.
• Coordinates the backup and archiving of all scientific data from advanced instrumentation. Oversees policy for gathering and storing data across the department.
• Manages the GCI reference collection (currently 11,000 materials). Maintains the online collection database, oversees identification of potential new additions, researches and catalogs new material, establishes protocols for access to the collection and/or data.
• Works with Getty Risk Management to ensure chemical hygiene policies are followed.
• Performs annual audit of chemical inventory and safety datasheet database.
• Performs assigned tasks and coordinates organizational projects with other Getty programs and departments (Risk Management, Facilities, Museum Conservation, etc.).
• Responsible for the collection and metadata labeling of GCI Science digital information including images and scientific data.
• Assists the Laboratory Manager in the preparation of the annual GCI lab budget.
• Demonstrates a working knowledge of a variety of laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
• Applies comprehensive knowledge of Institutional and departmental policies and procedures to complete a wide range of complex administrative tasks, including travel documents and expense reports for others in the department


A Bachelor’s degree and 3-4 years of experience in scientific laboratory management and coordination.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Candidates must be proficient in Excel, Word and database software with strong written, verbal communication and listening skills. Must be detailed-oriented, able to effectively handle multiple demands, a good problem-solver and a creative thinker. Demonstrated success in follow through and completing projects. Knowledge of chemical and scientific nomenclature essential. 


All applicants should upload a cover letter and resume as a single file (either as a PDF or MS Word document) when prompted to upload a resume online.