Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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UW Biology houses a wide array of research and teaching endeavors. As part of the team supporting this diverse, vibrant, and growing department, we are searching for a Lab Technician 2 to assist with course preparation, research lab support, autoclave usage and maintenance, management of student workers and facilitation of research lab supply needs. This is a 100% FTE, 12-month position.
This position will operate in both Hitchcock Hall and the new Life Sciences Building (LSB) a state of the art research and teaching lab facility, and will report to the Manager of Instructional Services and the LSB Lab Manager.
POSITION DUTIES: Instructional Support
Operate the Instructional Media Room in Hitchcock Hall and provide media for a wide range of Biology courses. The large majority of media requests will be solutions with well-established recipes.
Communicate with faculty and course coordinators to ensure that media requests are filled. Requests may include plate pouring, maintenance of some cultures (algae, etc.), setting up equipment, etc.
Supervise and train undergraduate student helpers to prepare media.
Oversee EH&S safety procedures in the media room.
Keep the media prep facilities in working order.
Communicate regularly with ‘customers’ to foresee and plan for future scheduling issues.
Order supplies for the media facility and maintain thorough records.
Facilitate proper waste disposal.
Perform minor repairs or place service calls for larger repairs needed.
LSB Media and Research Support
Operate the LSB media room to support research efforts in labs throughout the new facility.
Provide autoclave services and maintenance.
Provide glassware services to labs.
Assist with safety compliance and management of chemical rooms in LSB.
Work with and manage undergraduate workers in a team effort to support lab media and glassware needs.
Other duties as assigned.
One year of college with course work emphasizing laboratory science OR one year's experience as Laboratory Technician 1, or equivalent. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Demonstrated understanding of math and chemistry needed to be successful in the position.
Basic lab and lab safety skills and knowledge.
Ability to prioritize to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to effectively plan and organize work responsibilities.
The ability to lift 50lbs; the ability to lift 20lbs of hot liquid.
The interview process will include an assessment of math and chemistry knowledge and a hands-on assessment of lab procedures and lab safety knowledge.
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