College Laboratory Technician - Science

New York, NY
Mar 23, 2017
Institution Type
Community College


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




Guttman Community College is seeking a College Laboratory Technician in Science. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to preparing chemicals and reagents for Biology and Chemistry laboratories; working with preserved specimens; and preparing microbiological cultures and media for the biology and science classes. The candidate will also be responsible for the chemical and supply inventory, assisting in purchase of supplies and materials for the classes, basic maintenance of equipment and laboratories, and reinforcing laboratory skills taught by faculty. The CLT will be required to participate in College-wide committees as well as support college initiatives.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to maintaining laboratories and supporting science faculty research through the following tasks:

  • Preparing chemicals, solutions, and media for lab.
  • Confirming the availability of all needed supplies and equipment.
  • Managing proper disposal of lab waste.
  • Implementing standard lab/stockroom safety protocol.
  • Assisting in ordering and organizing inventory.
  • Calibrating scientific equipment used in the laboratories.
  • Consulting with appropriate service contractors.
  • Working with repair personnel.
  • Assisting faculty with science demonstrations.
  • Working with the Campus Safety Officer and the Director of Facilities to maintain a safe operating environment.
  • Training and working closely with support staff, including laboratory assistants and student workers.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned.

Located in midtown Manhattan, the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College is CUNY's first new community college in over 40 years. As a small start-up, Guttman Community College requires flexibility and a broad range of skills and competencies from candidates in every position. Guttman was established with the goal of significantly improving student learning, retention, and graduation by rethinking community college education and practice. The College is committed to using a range of innovative approaches in order to achieve these goals and to improve student persistence and completion. The centerpiece of Guttman's educational model is an integrated first-year core curriculum that builds the academic, linguistic and affective skills necessary for success in college and career. Additional features of the model include using New York City as a context for learning in and out of the classroom, the integration of academic and student support services, and the use of ePortfolios. Guttman currently offers five majors: business administration, information technology, human services, liberal arts and sciences, and urban studies, and will offer additional programs in the future. At full capacity, Guttman will enroll 3,000 to 5,000 students.


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.


Experience in the preparation of chemicals and reagents for Biology and Chemistry laboratories preferred.


Commensurate with qualifications 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.


Before applying, candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the Stella and Charles Guttman Community College website ( to learn more about the new institution.

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April 20, 2017


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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.

Location: Guttman Community College

Job Title: College Laboratory Technician - Science

Job ID: 16411

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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