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CUNY College Laboratory Technician - Computer Systems Technology in Brooklyn, New York

College Laboratory Technician - Computer Systems Technology

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NYC College of Technology

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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




New York City College of Technology (City Tech) of the City University of New York (CUNY) is a comprehensive college offering associate and baccalaureate degree in technology and health related degree programs, other career-oriented degrees and liberal arts transfer degrees in its Schools of Arts and Sciences, Technology and Design, and Professional Studies. Located in the Metrotech area of downtown Brooklyn, we are the largest public college of technology in New York State and exceptional in that we go beyond traditional class offerings to create a high-tech, hands-on educational experience for our students, preparing them for a rapidly changing world. For over five years City Tech has been among the leaders in the diversity of the students it serves among all Comprehensive Colleges/Bachelor’s (North) in the annual survey by U.S. News and World Report. Students and faculty are from more than 120 countries and speak more than 85 languages, with many students the first in their families to attend college.

City Tech invites applications for a College Laboratory Technician within the Computer Systems Technology Department to begin during the 2023-2024 academic year. The Department of Computer Systems Technology offers three degrees: (a) an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Computer Information Systems, (b) a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) in Computer Systems and (c) a Bachelor in Science (BS) in Data Science.

The AAS program prepares students for entry-level careers in computer programming, database programming, web programming, and systems/network administration and support; the BTech program allows students to further specialize in software development, networking and security, database management, or internet computing. The modular nature of the BTech curriculum allows students to gain a broad overview of IT applications and to specialize in areas of particular interest; the BS in Data Science program is a synthesis of applied mathematics, high-performance computing, data management and analysis. Data Science is a rapidly developing field with multiple career opportunities in commercial companies, public sector, NGOs, research groups. CST is proud to be the first CUNY department to offer a BS degree in Data Science.

Reporting to the Chair of the Computer Systems Technology Department, the duties of the College Laboratory Technician will include:

  • Networking, server support, and troubleshooting to assist classroom, laboratory, and departmental activities.

  • Programming and database support, and system database management.

  • Determining departmental equipment requirements, preparing purchase specifications and coordinating acquisitions.

  • Preparation and reconciliation of purchase requisitions in the CUNYfirst procurement system.

  • Where appropriate, training and supervising adjunct college laboratory technicians and other laboratory staff.

  • Related duties as assigned.


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.


The candidate shall have knowledge and skills related to the discipline and the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science or a related field. The candidate should have a history of professional practice.

  • Previous experience as a laboratory technician in a college or professional setting.

  • Experience with conversion and migration of computers and servers; network design; web design; virtualization; and cloud computing.

  • Familiarity with VDI as well as additional operating systems, including but not limited to, Linux, Windows Server, Windows, etc.

  • Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Strength in collaborating within a team of faculty and staff, up to and including the executive leadership level.


$54,222 - $65,896. Salary 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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Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information).


Open until filled, with review of resumes to begin on or after June 12, 2023.


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