Laboratory Technician I (UCP 3)

Employer
UConn
Location
Storrs, CT
Salary
TBD
Posted
Jul 17, 2019
Closes
Aug 16, 2019
Field of specialization
Education
Work Function
Laboratory
Job Type
Full time

The Department of Chemistry is seeking a Laboratory Technician 1 to assist in servicing chemistry courses on the Storrs campus.  This position is part of the department’s Teaching Laboratory Services unit, which supports the Chemistry Department’s undergraduate laboratory operations. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Typical duties include:

  1. Prepare and test routine laboratory experiments for undergraduate courses.  Assist in modification of experiments as needed.
  2. Work with a full range of chemicals to prepare reagents and solutions for experiments.
  3. Set up and maintain equipment for laboratory experiments. Dismantle, clean, and inspect equipment after use.
  4. Create and provide procedural notes for teaching assistants, and assist TAs with routine technical problems related to laboratory exercises.
  5. Assist with identifying and resolving routine experimental problems.
  6. Assist in maintenance and minor repair of lab equipment to ensure safe use and proper operation.
  7. Monitor inventory levels and assure security of supplies and equipment.
  8. Assist in creating and maintaining appropriate records including standard operating procedures, experimental checklists and safety documentation.
  9. Work assigned schedule, which varies by semester to support morning, afternoon and evening classes, with the possible future addition of weekend classes.
  10. Assist with enforcement of departmental safety rules.
  11. Perform related tasks as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a related field and 0-1 year of experience, or equivalent education and experience, demonstrated familiarity with concepts, practices and standard laboratory procedures in chemistry, demonstrated knowledge of commonly accepted safety practices in chemistry, demonstrated ability to explain laboratory procedures, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, excellent attention to detail, ability to work weekends and evenings as needed.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

B.S. degree in Chemistry, familiarity with FTIR and NMR analysis, prior work experience in a laboratory setting, experience writing and communicating laboratory procedures and results in a professional setting, and experience using database programs.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 12-month position, with an anticipated start date of August 15th.  The University offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates should apply online via UConn Jobs (https://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/), Staff Positions, Search #2019644.   For full consideration, submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional references.  Screening of applications will begin immediately.  Please include the search #2019644 with all correspondences.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019644)

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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