Biology Teaching Lab Support Technician https://www.metx.ucsc.edu/)
JOB #: 1707443
Full Time; Career Minimum Starting Salary: $22.67/hourly
UCSC strives to embrace diversity in all its forms; it strives to be an inclusive community that fosters an open, enlightened & productive environment.
Under supervision, and as part of an instructional support team, the incumbent will provide logistic and technical support to laboratory teaching in the Biological Sciences by preparing and organizing materials and equipment, analyzing and testing experimental protocols, and maintaining order and cleanliness in the labs. Lab and field classes offered by the Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department, the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology Department, and the Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology Department will be supported.
PLEASE NOTE: Two hires are being made for this recruitment. One hire will be fixed at 100% full time. The other hire will be fixed at 50% time.
Selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal history background check.
Must possess a valid license to drive in the State of California.
Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Ability to move pieces of laboratory equipment with or without accommodation.
Knowledge of the general principles of chemistry and physics as attained through coursework leading to a bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related discipline, and a more specialized knowledge of the principles of modern laboratory and field biology.
Demonstrated proficiency in laboratory skills including accurate weighing and mixing of chemicals and media, pH adjustment, sterilization, dispensing, sterile transfer, making dilutions, and calculating molarities.
Experience maintaining, troubleshooting, and performing routine repairs of laboratory equipment such as balances, pH meters, centrifuges, microscopes, pipettors, spectrophotometers, and electrophoresis apparatus, and a theoretical and practical knowledge of modern laboratory instrumentation.
Experience and analytical skills sufficient to plan, organize, and prioritize tasks to meet strict deadlines.
Experience writing test protocols and performing basic experimental lab procedures to complete diagnostic analyses of reagents and media.
Position is open until filled; Initial Review Date: 09/22/2017
To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit they must be submitted electronically via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site (http://jobs.ucsc.edu ) on or before the initial review date (IRD). A computer is available at the UCSC Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center (SVC), 100 Enterprise Way, Suite 100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodation call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service 800-735-2922. The University of California, Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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