Assist in preparing and developing laboratory exercises for undergraduate biology courses associated with the general education curriculum. Throughout each quarter, follow various lab protocols, order supplies for planned laboratory exercises, prepare materials for labs and set-up equipment weekly/daily for use in laboratories exercises, and provide assistance to the team of Teaching Laboratory Support staff as needed, in courses other than those specifically assigned.
This position is for one year (7/1/19 â“ 6/30/20) with the possibility of an extension for a second year.
30% Prepare materials for student labs
20% Organize, set up, and maintain laboratory spaces for daily/weekly laboratory exercises
15% Maintain inventories of equipment and supplies
10% Assist Lab Director in the development of new exercises for student labs
10% Maintain living biological materials
10% Other course support as assigned
5% Train and supervise lab teaching assistants and undergraduate lab support
Ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students
Ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks in a competent and professional manner while also meeting deadlines
Demonstrate high organization skills and discipline to document procedures and events that make daily work more efficient.
Ability to work independently
Ability to work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team, individually or while taking directions from others
Ability to adapt appropriately to unexpected problems or changes in laboratory procedures
Exhibits strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
One to two years prior work experience in a biological science lab required.
Experience in molecular and cellular biological techniques, microscopy, and handling live cultures required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Working knowledge of computer software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, internet applications).
Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Minimal evening and weekend work
Ability to lift up to 30 lbs
Ability to push carts with up to 40 lbs. of material
Ability to sit at a computer for 2-4 hours
Periodic walking to other campus locations
Climbing up to 5 flights of stairs
Cover letter, which is to include your interest in this position.
List of references
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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