Senior Instructional Assistant - Chemistry

Job description

Montgomery College is Maryland's premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success. We give employees the environment, tools, and opportunities they need to make a difference.

Job Title
Senior Instructional Assistant - Chemistry

Job Description Summary
Job Title: Senior Instructional Assistant (Chemistry)
Position #:\t S03356
Bargaining Status: \t Bargaining
FLSA:\t Non-exempt
Location: \t Rockville

Online applications must be received by May 11, 2018.

Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, Chemistry Department, has need for a part-time, 20 hours per week, Senior Instructional Assistant, #S03356. Work schedule is primarily evenings (5:00 pm-10:00 pm), however, hours may vary depending on departmental needs. Saturday hours will be required during Fall and Spring semester.

Montgomery College is a public, fully accredited, open admission institution. Led by President DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D., MC is dedicated to student success and widely recognized for the quality and scope of its academic programs. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? The faculty and staff of MC are integral to our continued excellence. We are looking for dedicated professionals for opportunities throughout the College.

Job Summary:

Senior Instructional Assistant will maintain assigned instructional laboratory and support and coordinate the daily operations and activities for both the general chemistry and organic chemistry laboratory courses.

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assemble/set-up and break-down laboratory experiments, demonstrations in order to support instructional objectives.
  • Prepare and distribute chemicals, supplies and equipment for Instructional laboratories and classroom demonstrations.
  • Ensure smooth operation of the instructional laboratories.
  • Maintain laboratory areas, equipment storage, tools, supply/stock rooms, etc.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of Instructional laboratories and prep areas for lab coursework.
  • Perform minor maintenance or troubleshooting on specialized science laboratory equipment.
  • Dispose of hazardous chemical wastes in accordance with applicable hazardous waste regulations and procedures.
  • Inspect and test safety equipment and supplies.
  • Assist instructors and students during labs as necessary, issue materials during labs.
  • Oversee student assistants during their work hours.
  • Ensure student compliance for safety rules and regulations.

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field or any combination of education and training providing understanding of the field.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a laboratory appropriate to the position assignment, setting up and maintaining appropriate materials and equipment, preferably in an academic instructional laboratory.
  • Knowledge of the methods, procedures, principles, practices, and techniques of assigned subject area laboratory work, tools, equipment and materials, and hazard/safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of laboratory procedures, instructional technology, equipment and educational materials employed in assigned instructional laboratory and administrative practices and procedures, including obtaining materials and record keeping.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use office applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, etc., and internet and Windows-based applications.
  • Skill and ability to operate and perform necessary maintenance on laboratory equipment. Skill in problem solving and mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing. Ability to organize work and to understand and follow written and verbal instructions. Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with analytical spectroscopy and chromatography instrumentation (i.e. NMR, FTIR, GC-MS, AA, HPLC)
  • Recent experience in an academic laboratory environment.

Application Process:

Online applications must be received by May 11, 2018.

Apply online at

Be sure to complete a set of pre-screening questions and e-sign your application.

Failure to complete the pre-screening questions or to e-sign your application will automatically result in your elimination from consideration for this position.

Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.

For disability- related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353

or send an email to: hr[email protected]

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

Equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

Closing Date
Friday, May 11, 2018

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace

For disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353

or send an email to: [email protected]

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

About UsI am proud of the work of Montgomery College. It is a remarkable organization, focused on student excellence, equity, and inclusion. We are intentionally building a college that takes responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students.

I am committed to hiring faculty, staff, and employees who embrace this vision-and who reflect the diversity of our college community. Our students come to us from more than 160 countries, joining a student body that reflects a changing America, rich in cultural and geographic difference. We are proud of our diversity and our excellence in academic affairs, student affairs, operations, and community advancement.

I am looking for bold, innovative, and courageous faculty and staff to join the outstanding employees of Montgomery College. Are you uncompromising in your focus on student success? Are you rigorous in your attention to equitable outcomes for all students? Do you embrace data, technology, and innovation? Can you stretch to meet the needs of today's and tomorrow's students?

We are truly a unique college. For 70 years, Montgomery College has been on the leading edge, and we intend to stay there. We believe deeply in the mission of community colleges, and we are committed to empowering our students to change their lives and to enrich the life of the community. We hold ourselves accountable for the results.

If any of this resonates with you, I welcome your consideration of the employment announcement below. Make your move-and I look forward to working with you at Montgomery College.

Be well,

DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.

President, Montgomery College

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Posted: 4/10/2018
Application Due: 5/13/2018
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