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CUNY College Laboratory Technician - Biological Sciences in Bronx, New York

Job Title: College Laboratory Technician - Biological Sciences

Job ID: 20590

Location: Lehman College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Performs highly-skilled laboratory functions and other technical duties in support of coursework.

  • Sets up, maintains, and organizes student laboratories

  • Assists students with setting up experiments and other learning exercises, and with the use of equipment and materials

  • Maintains appropriate safety and hygiene standards

  • Maintains required documentation related to laboratory activities

  • Manages equipment and materials inventories.

Job Title Name: College Laboratory Technician


College Laboratory Technician




Under direction of the department Chair of Biological Sciences at Lehman College, the College Laboratory Technician (CLT) will perform the following:

• Prepare all necessary biological samples (preserved or living), reagents, solutions, apparatus, demonstrations, and other materials for use in assigned labs and Departmental facilities.

• Operate, maintain, repair, and clean equipment and accessories used in assigned labs and Departmental facilities.

• Maintain a clean, orderly, and functional laboratory for use in assigned labs and Departmental facilities.

• Oversee labs in the absence of the technician in charge as assigned by the supervisor.

• Instruct technicians, research students and faculty on the proper use of equipment.

• Attend instructional seminars and workshops regarding assigned laboratory duties.

• Maintain an up-to-date inventory of all lab equipment, instruments, and accessories.

• Assist in the acquisition and maintenance of the chemical and equipment inventory.

• Order materials for assigned labs and programs.

• Perform other duties related to and necessary for the safe and efficient functioning of the department as assigned.

The CLT may work nights and weekends on a periodic basis as needed by the department.


High School Diploma with a minimum of four years' related experience. Additional education may be used to meet the experience requirement: an Associate degree may be substituted for two years experience, and a Bachelor's degree may be substituted for four years experience.


Preferred Qualifications:

• Training and licenses to conduct jobs assigned by the department.

• Certificate of Fitness (C14) for maintaining a chemical laboratory from the FDNY.

• Experience in supporting teaching labs in multiple areas of biology, and the ability to learn and support new areas.

• Demonstrated knowledge of equipment used in molecular biology and biochemistry, demonstrated ability to learn the use of specialized equipment, and demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team.

• Excellent communication skills.

• Ability to work independently as well as in a team.

• Good time management and organizational skills.


Commensurate with education and experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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Open until filled with review of resumes to begin June 10, 2019. (Revised)


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