Professional Assistant l Biology - Anatomy & Physiology

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Professional Assistant I (PAI) Biology - Anatomy and Physiology

Announcement is hereby made for a 12-month term, tenure-track position beginning in the 2019 fall semester on the Ammerman Campus in Selden. Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs.

This is a Unit III position covered under the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College collective bargaining agreement with the College.

Job Description:

The Anatomy and Physiology Professional Assistant (PAI) manages and coordinates the Anatomy and Physiology Prep Room at the Ammerman Campus and at the Sayville Center and all associated laboratory classrooms and facilities. The successful candidate must be able to prep the full spectrum of Biology courses offered in the Anatomy and Physiology area, and should be familiar with both traditional and computer-based laboratory instruction. The Professional Assistant should demonstrate outstanding organization skills and a thorough knowledge of the topics covered in Anatomy and Physiology laboratory sections.  Recent experience in a science educational laboratory environment is desirable.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence in laboratory teaching, professional development and service. The successful candidate will also demonstrate openness to pedagogical innovation, including, but not limited to, the integration of new technologies and new laboratory learning opportunities into the curriculum.

Specific responsibilities will include:

Supervise and coordinate the laboratory setup for Anatomy and Physiology I at the Ammerman Campus and at the Sayville Center.  This includes the preparation of the laboratory schedules for all sections, the coordination of day and evening classes and laboratory Professional Assistants.

Collaborate with Biology instructors to design and plan the lab topic schedule and integrate all laboratory curricular changes for the academic year. Coordinate with classroom faculty to promote “good lab practices” and a safe learning environment. Be familiar with the laws and regulations regarding educational biology laboratories.

Prepare the Anatomy and Physiology I yearly budget. Order, purchase and keep inventory of all supplies, chemicals, glassware, specimens, models, equipment, and service contracts for Anatomy and Physiology I at the Ammerman Campus and the Sayville Center.

Prepare and manage all complex solutions, stains, and reagents following recommended safety protocols for preparation, storage, usage and safe disposal. 

Manage all specimens for these courses including their purchase, maintenance, storage and safe disposal.

Manage all microscope slides in the Anatomy and Physiology I labs and prep-rooms by maintaining a semester inventory and prep-room slide database and ensuring quality control. Report to the departmental microscope slide curator.

Maintain equipment in proper working condition. 



A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a closely related field. College-level educational laboratory experience or research lab experience in Biology or a closely related field.


M.S. degree in Biological Sciences with intensive laboratory experience.

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Job No: 19-11
Posted: 3/19/2019
Application Due: 4/18/2019
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