Laboratory Associate

Washington, D.C.
Apr 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Job Description Summary:

The physical infrastructure of modern civilization is conceived and realized by civil and environmental engineers, and the George Washington University’s department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) contributes to these advances and improvements in our infrastructure through a wide range of research activities. Please visit for more information.

Under general guidance of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Laboratory Associate coordinates and organizes the activities in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) laboratories, particularly those in the high bay structural laboratory within the Science and Engineering Hall.

The key responsibilities include:

Oversees experimental procedures including setup, application of loads, instrumentation, data acquisition, analyses, and cleanup.

Identifies needs, researches and procures laboratory equipment as needed.

Maintains and supervises general working order of lab equipment including repairs, and calibration.

Establishes and implements proper specimen and chemical handling, disposal and storage.

Manages supply inventory and procurement, management of access, labeling and recordkeeping.

Maintains safety training organization and documentation at the high bay structures and concrete mixing laboratories.

Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology or closely related field and 2+ years of relevant experience.

Knowledge of basic electrical circuitry and wiring.

Equipment knowledge should include: overhead cranes, pallet jacks, forklifts, pumps, electric and gas motors, hydraulic rams and actuators.


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) Family Research and Labs Sub-Family Laboratory Support Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 9AM-6PM Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: Required Background Check Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: R000293 Job Open Date: 04/28/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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