Why Work at BNL? Brookhaven National Laboratory (www.bnl.gov) delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation's future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.
Researchers in the Biology Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory seek to unravel and fully describe the complexities of biological systems--from how plants make oils and other products to the role of proteins in disease. Our work helps to develop and makes use of the tools and techniques of biochemistry, molecular genetics, and structural biology. We also leverage the unique capabilities of Brookhaven's National Synchrotron Light Source-II and Center for Functional Nanomaterials, major research facilities open to scientists from around the world. Our research makes important contributions to fulfilling the missions of the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Basic Energy Sciences and Office of Biological and Environmental Research. In addition, together with the Collider-Accelerator Department, the Biology Department manages the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL) at Brookhaven, which is used by radiobiologists and physicists to study the effects of space radiation on both living and non-living systems with the aim of protecting future astronauts.
The Biology Department has an opening for a Sr . Laboratory Technician. In this capacity the Sr. Laboratory Technician, under general supervision, will be responsible for a wide variety of assignments including supporting the operation of animal and biological experimental facilities including the sterilization of laboratory equipment such as flasks, beakers, rooms, caging, and accessories needed to support scientific experiments. It also includes the preparation of standard solutions and the disposition of waste materials after experiments are completed. General facility room maintenance duties and preparation of rooms for scientific use will also be assigned. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform animal support activities, such as sanitizing rooms, collecting and recording of data
Monitor animal room environmental conditions
Prepare solutions such as culture media and pour agar plates
Determine appropriate regulated waste disposal process and follow applicable procedure
Ready surgery rooms and materials for procedures
Assist technical staff with animal observations
Wash and sterilize laboratory glassware, caging, and equipment using various mechanical washers and autoclaves
Maintain workspace, storage areas, and assigned rooms in a clean, safe, and efficient manner
Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and manufacturer requirements for all equipment
Monitor laboratory glassware supply inventories including items used for cleaning and sterilizing glassware such as dishwasher soaps, autoclave tape, and pipette tips
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent
3 years prior full-time relevant work experience. Certification from an accredited institution will be accepted in lieu of one year of experience
Knowledge of basic computer programs (Word, Excel)
Organizational and time management skills
Ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with team members, management, and investigative staff
Experience with cleaning and disinfection, such as animal or medical facilities
Knowledge of sterilization techniques
Environmental, Health & Safety Requirements:
Lift up to 50 pounds
Bend, push, pull equipment, and stand for prolonged periods throughout the workday
Able to work overtime as needed
Possess a valid NYS driver's license
At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:
Paid Parental Leave
Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab. We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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About Brookhaven National Laboratory
Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. Located on the center of Long Island, New York, Brookhaven Lab brings world-class facilities and expertise to the most exciting and important questions in basic and applied science—from the birth of our universe to the sustainable energy technology of tomorrow. We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.