CUNY College Laboratory Technician - Biology in Queens, New York

GENERAL DUTIES

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

CONTRACT TITLE

College Laboratory Technician

FLSA

Non-exempt

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

LaGuardia Community College, located in Long Island City, Queens, educates more than 50,000 New Yorkers annually through degree, certificate, and continuing education programs. Our guiding principle Dare to Do More reflects our belief in the transformative power of education—not just for individuals, but for our community and our country—creating pathways for achievement and safeguarding the middle class. LaGuardia is a national voice on behalf of community colleges, where half of all US college students study. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), the College reflects the legacy of our namesake, Fiorello H. LaGuardia, the former NYC mayor beloved for his championing the underserved. Since our doors opened in 1971, our programs regularly become national models for pushing boundaries to give people of all backgrounds access to a high quality, affordable college education. We invite you to join us in imagining what our students, our community, and our country can become. Visit www.LaGuardia.edu to learn more.

The Department of Natural Science is seeking a College Laboratory Technician (Biology). Reporting to the Department Chair, the College Laboratory Technician will, in addition to the General Duties, prepare chemicals and reagents for biology laboratories, working with preserved specimens, preparation of microbiological cultures and media for the classes offered by the Department of Natural Sciences. The candidate will also be responsible for purchasing of supplies and materials for the classes, basic maintenance of equipment and laboratories, and reinforcing laboratory skills taught by faculty.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience in the preparation of chemicals and reagents for Chemistry and Physics labs preferred.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft office Suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access and other computer software.

COMPENSATION

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.

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

Visit 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.

Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.

CLOSING DATE

3/9/2019

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Support Staff

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: College Laboratory Technician - Biology

Job ID: 20208

Location: LaGuardia Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular