Biology Lab Technician/Lead Technical Assistant (WCC)

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DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: The School of Mathematics, Science, and Engineering

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Biology Lab Technician will ensure that all materials are available for instruction in a variety of laboratories (over 100 sections in the fall and spring semesters and additional sections in the summer).  S/he will prepare reagents, solutions, substrates, equipment, and specially-bred fruit flies; prepare culture material for 13-15 Microbiology laboratories per semester; order equipment and supplies and  maintain inventory; operate and maintain equipment; clean lab equipment and glassware; and schedule equipment maintenance and repair.  The Technician will supervise the proper handling of hazardous waste materials and maintain the storeroom. The Technician will also supervise lab technicians and work-study students.  Equipment use includes an autoclave, hot plate/stirrer, water baths, e-balances, microscopes, centrifuge, incubators, refrigerators, glassware, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor’s degree with major course work and appropriate & current certification or licensure in the area of specialty and one year of experience required. Strong interpersonal and computer skills also required.

POSITION EFFECTIVE:  The position will remain open until filled.

SALARY & BENEFITS:  The starting salary is $51,285, plus excellent benefits.

TO APPLY: Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire. Please send a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) references to: [email protected]. Please indicate “Biology Lab Technician” in the subject line of the email or mail to:

Westchester Community College
HR Department, Administration Building – Suite B42
75 Grasslands Road
Valhalla, New York 10595
Fax: (914) 606-7838

Please indicate "CODE:IHE"

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 




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Posted: 2/16/2018
Application Due: 4/17/2018
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Salary: Starting salary is $51,285 plus excellent benefits.