Lab/Field Technician

Location
San Antonio, TX
Posted
Apr 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Posting Details

Posting Number: 0600898

Job Title: Lab/Field Technician

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Position Type: Staff

Duration of Position: Part Time

Work Location: San Antonio, TX

Department: Department of Science & Mathematics

Pay Rate: $13.50/hr.

Job Summary/Basic Function: Technician will conduct field and laboratory-based research concerning mosquito distribution in San Antonio, Texas under the supervision of Dr. Wide de Valdez. Technicians will be responsible for setting and maintaining mosquito traps, identifying mosquitoes in the field and in the lab, communicating with homeowners where traps are set, facilitating work of undergraduate reseachers data entry and analysis, and preparing and sending any samples for testing.

This is a grant funded, part-time, temporary position not to exceed 4 months.

Work Hours: Hours of work will vary; not to exceed 19 hours per week.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
  • Selected candidates must pass a pre-employment background investigation and degree verification (if required) to be hired for this position.
  • The above duties may not be performed in every position with this title and the above functions may not include all related duties that might be performed. This position requires physical activities supportive of the above job duties. Reasonable accommodations will be made as necessary.
  • If you are a male age 18 through 25, you must be properly registered with the Selective Service System to be eligible for hire.
  • Texas A&M-San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.


Posting Date: 04-27-2017

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Quicklink for Posting: employment.tamusahr.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51714



Job Duties


5 Records

Percent of total time: Responsibility / Duty: Is this function essential? 55
Set, maintain and collect (mosquito identification) from mosquito traps set across the city of San Antonio, Texas.
Yes 20
Mosquito Identification - field and lab based
Yes 10
Sample Preparation - mosquitoes for arboviral testing
Yes 10
Facilitate the work of undergraduate researcher
Yes 5
Performs other duties as assigned
Yes


Qualifications

Education

Necessary Qualifications: Senior-level standing as a biology major at an accredited university.

Preferred Qualifications: BS or BA in Biology from an accredited university.

Experience

Necessary Qualifications: Completed a course that involves disease vectors.

Preferred Qualifications: One semester of undergraduate research experience.

Other Requirements or Other Factors

Other Qualifications for Posting: Necessary
Use of a dissecting microscope; ability to identify organisms using dichotomous key; ability to pay attention to minute details; and use of excel and basic data analysis. Ability to work cooperatively with others and provide excellent customer service to students, employees, and the community. Ability to multi task.



Texas A&M University-San Antonio (TAMU-SA) is a new comprehensive university in the established Texas A&M University System serving students from a culturally diverse and largely non-traditional population. The university was created to address the educational needs in South San Antonio and surrounding areas. The current enrollment is approximately 5,500.

Texas A&M-San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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