LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

Location
Edinburg
Posted
Jan 16, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

Posting Number: SRGV3722
Number of Vacancies: 1
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Department: College of Sciences / Biology
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Scope of Job:
To perform routine laboratory research and administrative duties.
Responsible for performing laboratory procedures, recording procedure results, purchasing, laboratory organization, and training of student researchers.

Description of Duties:
• Prepares laboratory analyses and reports test results.

• Collects and processes specimens for analyses including proper handling of paperwork.

• Evaluates sample results.

• Prepares, processes and collects samples.

• Sterilizes lab equipment and lab environment.

• Disinfects complete samples and lab environment.

• Keeps inventory and orders lab supplies.

• Prepares chemical solutions and growth media.

• Maintains lab equipment.

• Maintains records for the lab.

• Aids in preparation of manuscripts for publication and poster presentations for scientific conferences.

• May perform other duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:
Close supervision from assigned supervisor.

Supervision Given:
Aids in supervising student researchers.

Required Education:
High school diploma or equivalent.

Preferred Education:
College level class work in Biology or Chemistry.

Licenses/Certifications:
May be required to have Valid Texas driver’s license. May be required to have All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) safety certificate or obtain within 6 months of start date.

Required Experience:
• One (1) year of experience with laboratory and/or scientific procedures or

• Eighteen (18) hours of college level Biology and/or chemistry courses.

Preferred Experience:
N/A

Equipment:
Proficiency in the use of PCs and other standard office equipment. Experience with standard laboratory equipment.

Working Conditions:
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties. Normal laboratory conditions. Occasionally requires working with hazardous chemicals, equipment and materials or in hazardous environments.

Other:
May require some evening and/or weekend hours. Occasional travel is required. Must be able to work cooperatively with a team of other researchers.

Physical Capabilities: N/A
Employment Category: Full-Time
Minimum Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posted Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date: 01/15/2019
Grant Funded Position: Yes
If Yes, Provide Grant Expiration Date: 06/30/2019

EEO Statement:
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
*Gender
*Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (956) 665-2451 and/or [email protected]

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed location institution and working location is subject to change based on need.

All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Substitutions to the above requirements must have prior approval from the Chief Human Resources Officer.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/20230





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