Laboratory Technician 3

Job description

Search #: 494880
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Laboratory and Research Operations


The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences seeks applicants for a full-time position as a Laboratory Technician 3 for the Department of Chemistry. Under the direction of the Chemistry Laboratory Manager, this position will provide research and teaching support to the Department in the form of managing the Research Laboratory Services operation and inventory related to laboratory set up and oversee all physical shipping and receiving functions for the Chemistry Building. The incumbent is expected to work independently under supervision within the defined guidelines established by the Department and the supervisor.


  • Procures materials to be used in research and teaching laboratories and laboratory exercises and provides any needed reagents, solutions, lab supplies, or instruments.
  • Manage Vertere chemical inventory and stockroom database systems.
  • Edits and updates laboratory standard operating procedures in assigned area of responsibility and keeps current on new chemical hygiene guidelines; maintains necessary records, proper laboratory conditions, and safety procedures.
  • Ensure all chemicals in the stockroom are physically secured, stored according to OSHA Laboratory Standard, and inventoried. Maintain an SDS library for the chemicals in all Main Stockroom rooms.
  • Prepare returned chemical containers for disposal according to EH&S requirements.
  • Identifies and resolves difficult problems associated with methods and techniques of supply chains to ensure or improve the effectiveness of the research and teaching operation.
  • Provide monthly sales details/summary reports to Financial Assistant for monthly bills/cost transfers and TLS Supervisor for course expense breakdown.
  • Ensure opening hours are sufficient to serve the community
  • Maintains an adequate inventory of laboratory supplies and instruments. Determines costs and generates order requests for supplies and chemicals; bar-code and stock shelves; issue products to customers; determine pricing to end customer.
  • Investigates new technologies. Identifies trends, evaluates needs, and recommends acquisition of hardware, software, and applications
  • Assists members of the Department with technical problems related to laboratory materials and instrument procurement.
  • Manage departmental lab coat program and oversee instrument calibration programs.
  • Advertise, interview, train and supervise student Workstudy/Student Labor assistants working in the stockroom(s)
  • Oversee all Physical Shipping and Receiving Functions for the Chemistry Building.
  • Performs related work as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or a related field
  • Four to five year of related experience
  • Experience in chemical inventory management
  • Knowledge of chemical hygiene and safety protocols
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated customer service skills


  • Experience working in a higher education setting
  • Supervisory experience
  • Excellent computer skills including experience with word processing and spread sheet (MS Suite), purchasing and financial management (Kuali), and chemical database (Vertere) programs
  • Ability to engage, connect, and work with diverse student, administrative, and faculty populations and provide a commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in an educational setting.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with foreign students and scholars whose first language is not English.


This is a full-time position. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn, and a highly desirable work environment. Salary will be commensurate with successful candidates’ background and experience.


Please apply online at, Staff Positions, Search #494880 to upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three (3) professional references. Screening will begin immediately and the search will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:55 p.m. Eastern time on December 2, 2020.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

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.

Advertised: Nov 18 2020 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Dec 02 2020 Eastern Standard Time




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Posted: 11/19/2020
Application Due: 12/2/2020
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