CUNY Senior College Laboratory Technician - Chemistry Department in Brooklyn, New York

GENERAL DUTIES

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

  • Maintains, fabricates, modifies, and repairs equipment

  • Determines equipment requirements, prepares purchase specifications and coordinates acquisitions

  • Trains and supervises College Laboratory Technicians, College Assistants, and other laboratory staff

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

  • Maintains safety and hygiene standards

  • Documents laboratory activities

  • Performs related duties as assigned.

CONTRACT TITLE

Senior College Laboratory Technician

FLSA

Non-exempt

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York (CUNY) is a comprehensive college of over 17,000 students in downtown Brooklyn, 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. 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, to prepare them for a rapidly changing world. For the last 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.

The Chemistry Department offers an associate degree in chemical technology and a BS in Applied Chemistry. The Senior College Laboratory Technician (CLT) will be responsible for various duties which include, but are not limited to:

  • The upkeep and troubleshooting of chemical instrumentation and lab equipment, including a 300MHz NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance), a GCMS (gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer), a LCMS (liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer), GCs (Gas Chromatography, HPLCs (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography), N2 (nitrogen) and compressed air generators and IR (Infrared Spectrometers), UV-Visible fluorescence, circular dichroism (CD) spectrophotometers, XRD (X-ray diffractometer), AFM (atomic force microscopy), and AA (Atomic Absorption);

  • Preparation of reagents, set up of equipment and other instructional materials for support of laboratory classes;

  • Maintenance of laboratory environment in a safe, clean and orderly condition;

  • Assistance in procurement, recordkeeping, and distribution of laboratory supplies and equipment;

  • Maintenance and repair of equipment in both classroom and research laboratory, as well as other technological support

  • Assistance to faculty course coordinators in the design and revision of laboratory exercises;

  • Troubleshooting a wide-range of laboratory computer-related issues including but not limited to computer/printer/software/configuration problems;

  • Liaison between the office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and the department;

  • Supervision of CLTs and adjunct CLTs.

Some evening and/or weekend hours may be required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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 may also require the ability to supervise others.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemistry or closely related science

  • Minimum two years' experience in instrument maintenance and repair.

COMPENSATION

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

BENEFITS

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.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, go to www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

YOU MUST UPLOAD A COVER LETTER AND RESUME AS ONE DOCUMENT.

CLOSING DATE

Resumes will be reviewed until position filled.

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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job Title: Senior College Laboratory Technician - Chemistry Department

Job ID: 19656

Location: NYC College of Technology

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular