Follows detailed instructions for setting up and taking down equipment in student labs. Maintains and updates electronic copies of these instructions.
Prepares solutions, culture media and performs biochemical analysis using standard biochemical techniques.
Maintains inventories of equipment and supplies. Works with other teaching lab support personnel to keep common prep spaces organized and neat.
Assists lab director in development of new exercises for student labs in cell biology, genetics, and developmental biology.
Maintains cell culture lines and living organisms (for example, Drosophila, C. elegans, Hydra), depending on the course needs.
Trains and supervises lab teaching assistants and undergraduate lab support.
Recommends improvements on existing demonstrations. Assists with creating manuals, syllabi, and other instructional materials. Maintains and documents the use of demonstration equipment or materials.
Instructs students, staff, and faculty in the operation of laboratory or classroom equipment. Promotes safety in handling equipment and/or materials.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree in a biological science or chemistry.
Two years prior work experience in a biological science lab.
Working knowledge in cell culture.
Technical Skills and Knowledge:
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Proficiency in Mac and PC environments.
Work well with faculty, staff, and students.
Handle multiple concurrent tasks in a competent and professional manner while also meeting deadlines.
Work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team, individually or while taking directions from others.
Handle stressful situations.
Critical thinking skills.
Problem solving skills.
Attention to detail.
Lift up to 30 lbs.
Push carts with up to 50 lbs. of material.
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 (required)
Professional References Contact Information (3) (required)
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