Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Staff - Part-Time Lab Assistant
Posting Number: 20110883-2 Job Category: Staff
Job Description Summary: The Laboratory Assistant will report directly to their department supervisor. Their duties and responsibilities revolve around ensuring the successful conduction of all laboratory classes. This is done by (but is not limited to) the preparation of materials, cleaning of laboratory spaces, ordering and inventorying of chemicals, disposal of waste, and maintenance and repair of instruments. Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist instructors in the preparation of materials for classroom laboratories.
Take inventory of supplies and dissectible specimens.
Return labs to clean/ready state following classes.
Maintain MSDS forms for all chemicals and other hazardous materials.
Maintain and monitor storage and disposal of hazardous chemicals and waste.
Assemble supplies and equipment needed for assigned lab sections.
Communicate consistent and timely information with tact and diplomacy.
Exchange ideas and maintain communication with students, staff, and faculty.
Work flexible hours.
Be able to complete duties by planning and organizing work in a timely fashion and meet deadlines while working in a fast-paced, demanding environment that requires a high degree of multi-tasking with minimal supervision.
Perform specialized clerical and technical duties related to assigned area.
The duties listed in this job description are not all-inclusive, but a list of the major responsibilities. Additional duties not noted in the job description may be assigned by a supervisor.
Required Qualifications: Minimum of Associates degree in subject from an accredited college or university; Any combination or equivalent of degree requirement, and or three (3) years of related experience
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge Of: Laboratory policies, procedures and equipment. Familiarity of OSHA regulations and procedures. Basic computer skills. Oral and written communication skills. College organization, operations, policies and objectives. Applicable sections of state and federal laws and codes. Technical aspects in field of specialty.
Special Instructions to Applicants: You must be enrolled at the College on a full-time or part-time basis (minimum of 6 credit hours during fall and spring semesters and 3 credit hours during the summer semester); contact hours will not be used to meet the 6 credit hour minimum. High-school students who are dual enrolled are eligible for student employment. You must also meet the credit hour requirement. OR You must be enrolled or continuing your education with a four-year College partner, on the campus of SMC, and be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours and at least 1 SMC credit hour during the fall and spring semesters and 3 credit hours and at least 1 SMC credit hour during the summer semester. All student employees must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to be eligible for student employment.
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