College Laboratory Technician – Chemistry Department

CUNY College of Staten Island
Staten Island, New York
Commensurate with education and experience
Mar 13, 2018
Apr 12, 2018
Field of specialization
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

College Laboratory Technician – Chemistry Department 
Job ID:     18384
Location: College of Staten Island
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

In support of the campus mission, strategic goals and plans, College of Staten Island seeks to fill one College Lab Tech (CLT) vacancy in the Chemistry Department.  The College of Staten Island (CSI) is a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), located on a 204-acre campus in a residential suburban borough of New York City.  The Chemistry Department offers American Chemical Society-certified undergraduate majors in Chemistry and Biochemistry.  At the graduate level, the department participates in the CUNY Graduate Center Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, and Physics Ph.D. programs. The Department combines outstanding physical facilities with a close-knit community of scholars.  Our 17 faculty members include professors who are nationally and internationally recognized in their fields. Departmental facilities include research and instructional laboratories and a variety of equipment and instruments for student and research use.  Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness are encouraged to apply.

Reporting to the Senior College Laboratory Technician and the Chair, the general duties of the College Laboratory Technician include but are not limited to: 
- Prepares and dispenses solutions, reagents, and glassware to undergraduate/graduate chemistry lab students 
- 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  
- Orders chemicals through the purchasing system and assists Senior CLT with processing of invoices 
- Maintains required documentation related to laboratory activities
- Maintains appropriate safety and hygiene standards, in compliance with governmental safety regulations regarding storage and handling of chemicals and hazardous waste properly. 
- Performs basic maintenance of equipment/instruments and manages equipment and materials inventories, both physical and electronic. 
- Safely moves minor lab equipment

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.

- A M.Sc. in chemistry or biochemistry is preferred; however qualified applicants in other related disciplines are encouraged to apply  
- Experience in safe handling of chemicals, experience in preparation of chemical reagents 
- Working knowledge of computer software, including spreadsheets, purchasing, and chemical inventory 
- Knowledge of safe handling of compressed gas cylinders and liquid nitrogen and helium as well as possession of a C14 Certificate of Fitness from the New York City Fire Department 
- Experience working with students or customers 
- Experience in the maintenance of equipment and instruments

To apply, please visit and enter the Job ID# in the “What” section field.  Candidates must attach a resume, cover letter, and three professional references (name, title, organization, and contact information) as one file.

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