The Molecular and Cell Biology (MCB) Department at the University of Connecticut, Storrs is seeking to fill a full-time 12-month Laboratory Technician 2 (UCP 4) position beginning March 6, 2020. The successful candidate will provide technical support for high enrollment MCB laboratory courses on the Storrs campus. This position is part of the department's Teaching Laboratory Services unit which supports the undergraduate laboratory courses. During the initial training period work hours will vary. Following the training period the expected work hours during the academic semesters will be Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm, and Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, which includes one hour for lunch. During Summer and Winter Breaks work hours will follow a standard Monday through Friday daytime schedule. The incumbent is expected to work flexible work hours depending on departmental course offerings which could include later evening hours.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepare and test routine laboratory experiments for all of the MCB undergraduate laboratory courses with an emphasis on the Biochemistry laboratory courses.
Identify and resolve routine problems with experimental methods and techniques, with periodic recourse to supervisor.
Assist with the modification of biochemistry and genetics laboratory experiments as needed.
Assist with establishing preparation manuals for the undergraduate laboratory courses including standard operating procedures, experimental check list, and safety documentation.
Participate in meetings to plan or evaluate lab experiments; make modifications to incorporate suggestions for improvement.
Assist with the proofreading of laboratory manuals for the Biochemistry laboratory courses, and keep current on new procedures.
Prepare solutions, stains, enzymes, reagents, and other lab supplies or apparatus needed to implement the weekly laboratory exercises;
Maintain an accurate inventory of chemicals, supplies, and equipment.
Setup and maintain equipment for laboratory classrooms including the inspection and cleaning of equipment after student usage.
Assist with the maintaining bacterial cultures and stocks.
Assist with maintaining fruit flies for the genetics laboratory course.
As needed assist with other duties such as cleaning of laboratory classrooms, cleaning glassware, decontaminating waste, and the preparation of reagents and supplies for all MCB laboratory courses.
Assist with the enforcement of laboratory safety procedures.
Work assigned schedule which could vary by semester.
Perform related tasks as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry or a related field and one to three years of experience, or equivalent education and experience.
Familiarity with concepts, practices, safety protocols, and standard laboratory procedures in Biochemistry.
Demonstrated ability to clearly explain laboratory procedures.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time-management, and communication skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word and Excel).
Master's degree in Biochemistry or a related field.
Laboratory experience in a high volume academic, or clinical, setting.
Experience writing and communicating laboratory protocols.
This is a 12 month, full-time position.
Please apply online at https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs, Staff Positions, Search #494171 to upload aresume, cover letter,and contact information forthree (3) professional references.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 15, 2020.
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Internal Number: 494171-2276_1579019537
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