Laboratory Technician 2 or 3 (UCP 4 or 5)

Location
Storrs, CT
Posted
May 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Laboratory Technician 2 or 3 (UCP 4 or 5)
Job ID: 2017570
Location: Storrs Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Posting

The Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering (CBE) Department in the School of Engineering at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a Laboratory Technician 2 or 3 (UCP 4 or 5), with an expected start date of July 1, 2017.

The successful candidate will ensure the department's educational laboratories are safe, maintained, stocked, and educationally appropriate. This opportunity requires hands-on aptitude for the maintenance and repair of lab equipment.

Laboratory experiments for student learning include explorations of fluid flow, heat & mass transfer, thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, separations, bioprocessing, and other chemical engineering concepts. Experience is required with conducting such experiments, either as a student or through workplace training. Knowledge of the theory as learned through classroom instruction is a plus.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES

The successful candidate will:
  • Ensure the departmental laboratory environment is safe, secure, orderly, and in compliance with the chemical hygiene plan.
  • Work with faculty to maintain experiments that are pedagogically appropriate.
  • Have an understanding of all experimental theory & procedures.
  • Modify existing experiments and install new experiments as needed.
  • Assist in updating lab documentation and procedures.
  • Follow proper practices for preparing solutions and disposing of chemical waste.
  • Help students and instructors with challenging technical problems related to laboratory procedures and equipment.
  • Maintain an appropriate inventory of supplies and consumables.
  • Help train teaching assistants.
  • Participate in outreach activities during academic year and summer, including setting up and running experiments as needed.
  • Maintain computer lab and upgrade software.
  • Make sure software licenses are up to date.
  • Perform other duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • B.S. in chemical engineering, or closely related field, and one year of experience working in a chemical engineering or closely related laboratory environment either as part of a degree program or through outside employment; or
  • An associate's degree in engineering science or technology and two years of experience supporting equipment typical of a chemical engineering instructional lab; or
  • Four years of experience working as a laboratory technician supporting equipment typical of a chemical engineering instructional lab.
  • A desire to work in an academic setting.
  • Good oral and written communication skills, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Aptitude for the hands-on maintenance and repair of lab equipment as shown though hobbies, education, or work experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • B.S. or M.S. in chemical engineering or closely related field.
  • Additional experience beyond the minimum working in a chemical engineering or closely related laboratory environment.
  • Experience working in an academic setting

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a 12-month professional position with an expected start date of July 1, 2017. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications.

TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted via UConn Jobs (http://jobs.uconn.edu/). Please upload your cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please reference search #2017570 in your application submission.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2017570)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 PM eastern on June 21, 2017.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found athttp://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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