The Science Laboratory Technician works with and assists faculty and instructors in the implementation and preparation of instructional laboratories in biochemistry and chemistry. Performs skilled technical work regarding the preparation and maintenance of instructional laboratory set-ups, materials, supplies, and equipment. Primary responsibilities will include preparation of the Chemistry and Biochemistry sequence teaching laboratories. Additionally, the position will support molecular biology instructional laboratory courses as needed.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in chemistry, biochemistry, or related discipline.
- Working knowledge of operation, maintenance, and proper storage of laboratory equipment, apparatus, and materials.
- Knowledge of the basic principles and practices of science laboratory operations.
- Demonstrated skills in laboratory techniques of the physical and/or biological sciences.
- Ability to keep and maintain basic laboratory records regarding use, maintenance, and storage of laboratory equipment, apparatus, materials, and supplies.
- Demonstrated ability to perform calculations as they pertain to properly and effectively preparing, allocating, and maintaining instructional laboratory supplies and materials.
- Knowledge of and ability to use safe laboratory practices.
- Ability to use word processing, spreadsheet, and electronic mail software.
- Technical ability to learn and use enterprise software required for this position.
- Ability to use the internet as an informational resource.
- Ability to prioritize tasks and needs associated with a large volume of laboratory classes and occasional short notice from faculty.
- Ability to evaluate resource needs and appropriately request/order additional resources as needed.
- Ability to innovatively meet required needs with available resources.
- Ability to interpret and apply departmental laboratory policies, regulations, and procedures.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
- Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with other staff, department faculty, and college administrators.
- Familiarity in operation, maintenance, and proper storage of visible, UV, IR spectrometers, HPLC, GC, LC, and NMR spectrometers desired.
- Experience in prepping laboratory supplies, materials, and reagents in either an academic instructional or research setting.
- Familiarity with various spectroscopic and chromatographic equipment and techniques.
- Ability to work one late shift during the week beginning in the late morning / early afternoon and ending at night. (Standard working hours are 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. This position may require working from 11:00am to 8:00pm one day per week.)
Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.
The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.
Internal Number: 19973
About Chapman University
Chapman University is one of California's oldest and most respected private universities, offering distinguished undergraduate and graduate degrees in the context of a liberal arts and sciences university. For more than 150 years, Chapman University has served as a symbol of educational access and excellence in the state of California. Founded as Hesperian College in 1861 in Woodland, California by members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), we admitted men and women and people of color from our earliest days. Endowed by the Valencia orange magnate Charles Clarke Chapman, the institution changed its name to Chapman College in 1934, and by 1954 had moved to the former campus of Orange Union High School in Orange, California. The college again extended higher educational access when it began offering classes to military personnel at El Toro Marine Base.In 1965, Chapman took undergraduate education to the high seas when it began running World Campus Afloat, the program that would eventually become Semester at Sea, a tradition that continues at Chapman through our world-wide study abroad programs.Since our founding, Chapman has grown into a highly regarded university that at...tracts high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students from all over the United States, and more than 60 nations around the world.Our mission statement: To provide personalized education of distinction that leads to inquiring, ethical and productive lives as global citizens.
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