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

Job Title: Senior College Laboratory Technician - Biological Sciences

Job ID: 20525

Location: Lehman College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Performs supervisory and/or complex technical functions in laboratories in support of coursework.

-Manages College Laboratory Technicians, College Assistants, and other laboratory staff

-Maintains, fabricates, modifies, and repairs equipment

-Determines equipment requirements, prepares purchase specifications and coordinates acquisitions

-Manages set up, maintenance, and organization of student laboratories

-Maintains safety and hygiene standards

-Performs related duties as assigned.


Senior College Laboratory Technician




Under direction of the Chair of the Department of Biological Sciences at Lehman College, the Senior 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.

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

• Supervise and train College Laboratory Technicians, College Assistants, and other laboratory staff as assigned.

• Attend instructional seminars and workshops regarding assigned laboratory duties.

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

• Order materials for assigned labs and programs; assist in the acquisition and maintenance of the chemical and equipment inventory.

• Work independently, as well as in a team.

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

• Document laboratory activities.

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

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


High School Diploma with a minimum of eight years' related experience. Additional education may be used to meet the experience requirement: an Associate's degree may be substituted for two years' experience and a Bachelor's degree may be substituted for four years' experience. This position also requires the ability to direct, train, and supervise others.


• Master's in biology or related science degree is desirable

• Training and licenses required to conduct jobs as 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 written and spoken communication skills

• Strong 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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Biology Department has openings for both Chief CLT and Senior CLT. Candidates who are interested in applying to both positions will have to apply to each position individually at the same time.


Open until filled with review of resumes to begin immediately. (Revised)


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