VITAL Research Lab Technician

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Job Title: VITAL Research Lab Technician
Location: Savannah State Recruiting Loc
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 222661
About Us

Savannah State University established in 1890, is the oldest public historically black college or university in Georgia and the oldest institution of higher learning in the city of Savannah. The university’s students select majors from four colleges — Business Administration, Education, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, and Sciences and Technology. The campus is by far the most picturesque in the state of Georgia. The moss-laden sweeping oak trees, expansive marsh and historic architecture create a resplendent yet tranquil atmosphere. Beneath the beauty and splendor is a vibrant residential campus bursting at the seams with the vim and vigor of quality collegiate life: relevant academic majors, engaging lectures, cutting-edge research, quality student-faculty engagement and a nurturing environment.

Job Summary POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Science Laboratory Technician, a grant-funded position, will be involved in the establishment of a STEM Imaging Exploration Center. This center will provide Visual, Immersive and Tangible Applications in Learning (VITAL) for STEM disciplines. The primary duties of the technician will include maintaining VITAL teaching and learning equipment, including 3-D printers, VR technology and accessories, as well as, other relevant interdisciplinary biology, chemistry and forensic science instruments. Maintaining an inventory of equipment, ordering and maintaining supplies. This technician will be directly involved with activity director and co-directors and assist them in the planning and execution of the Serving, Educating and Engaging the Community (SEE) program to provide informative community workshops led by STEM students and faculty. The technician will coordinate Faculty Development workshops to prepare our STEM faculty for teaching and learning using VITAL technology and strategies under the supervision of the director and co-directors. Assist STEM faculty involved in VITAL program activities with planning and execution of teaching and learning curriculum enhancements.

This technician will help activity director and co-directors in the VITAL laboratory projects involving students and faculty.

Additionally, the technician is expected to develop and maintain the VITAL website with up to date information. The technician is expected to assist in the development of activity reports. It is expected that this technician keeps the regular record of proper functioning of VITAL technology equipment and notify director and co-directors for any specific maintenance needs on regular basis. For training in some VITAL technologies this person may have to travel.

The technician is expected to support this activity, so that the goals and objectives of the program are accomplished in a timely and exemplary manner.


QUALIFICATIONS: Required credentials for this position will be: BS in a STEM discipline, or Masters with STEM laboratory experience preferred. A highly motivated, energetic and enthusiastic individual to work with an interdisciplinary faculty team. The candidate must have good writing and communication skills with the ability to be a team player and interact with faculty, and students. Computer Skills: Must have advanced computer software skill using Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Adobe, and PowerPoint. Must have website development and maintenance skills. This technician should be open and motivated to learn new technologies. Background and/or credit check may be required.


Education and/or experience: The applicant must have a B.S or MS in a STEM discipline with 3 years of demonstrated interdisciplinary STEM research and/or teaching and learning experience. Preference will be given to applicants with experience using 3-D printers, SEM and TEM Microscopy, as well as, experience using virtual reality (VR) technology: hardware and software.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.


DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit complete package, including application; transcript(s), current resume and three current references with names, addresses, and phone numbers can be mailed to:

VITAL Science Laboratory Technician

Savannah State University;

Chemistry & Forensic Science,

Box 40154, Savannah, GA 31404.

To insure that a strong program of nondiscrimination in employment practices and procedures will continue in the University System, the Board of Regents has adopted the following policy: The Board of Regents has declared that no person within the University System of Georgia, shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age or disability, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. In addition, SSU supports the veterans’ preference provisions of the Georgia Constitution.

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Savannah State University, as determined by Savannah State University, its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test. Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Savannah Stare University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Savannah State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Savannah State University, Office of Human Resources at [email protected] Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Office of Human Resources at [email protected]




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Job No:
Posted: 1/14/2021
Application Due: 3/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time