Senior Laboratory Technician, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, PSS3
Posted: June 20, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Seeking a well-trained and skilled laboratory technician to prepare and assist laboratory portion of the Chemistry and Biochemistry courses offered in the department. The successful candidate will be able to perform the following duties and possess the qualifications listed below.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Coordinate laboratory procedures and schedules for service courses with emphasis and primary responsibilities in general chemistry
Coordinate with departmental chemical hygiene officer to determine lab and chemical safety requirements for laboratory experiments, including hazardous compound storage, usage, and disposal.
Oversee laboratory exercise scheduling for optimal usage and efficiency
Develop course scheduling plans in conjunction with the department chair/head for optimal laboratory resource utilization
Maintain department protocols for laboratory exercises and reagents
Prepare reagents, standards, and solutions as needed to run lab experiments
Set up equipment required for laboratory experiments in chemistry courses
Maintain inventories of reagents, supplies, and essential files
Assist faculty in developing new laboratory experiments and help improve existing ones
Learn about the current operation of any new equipment that is acquired for running the laboratory experiments.
Supervise or train any student workers/learning/teaching assistants assigned to the laboratory courses.
Provide cross-departmental laboratory support when necessary.
A minimum of bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry or related field is required. MS in chemistry, biochemistry, or related field is preferred.
Two (2) years of professional experience.
Ability to prepare and organize laboratory and demonstration materials
Strong ability to set priorities on an initiative
Ability to work in a team environment
Strong computer skill set
Good knowledge of general subject matter
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Ability to work a highly flexible schedule including nights or weekends
Ability to solve problems creatively in an evolving environment
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.