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Laboratory Assistant I (Laboratory Assistant I) - CoSE Collegewide

San Francisco State University
San Francisco

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job no: 504684
Work type: Staff
Location: San Francisco
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Administrative, Temporary, Time Varies

Working Title

Laboratory Assistant I

Positions Available

Multiple openings available.

SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing [email protected]

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus. Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


College of Science & Engineering

Appointment Type

This is a temporary, hourly appointment.

Time Base

This is a temporary, hourly appointment.

Work Schedule

Work schedule will vary based on the needs of the department.

Anticipated Hiring Range

$21.00 per hour.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

The Lab Assistant will assist staff in preparing daily laboratory equipment for use in the College of Science & Engineering (CoSE). Duties include cleaning and disinfection and troubleshooting of performance issues. The Lab Assistant will work closely with college staff to ensure all equipment fully functions, and will report to the CoSE Associate Dean.

Position Information

Daily care of the equipment in the studio and/or laboratory, including:

1) Properly pulling the instrument from the deployment pipe.

2) Disinfecting the instrument with proper materials and preparing it for servicing.

3) Knowing to operate safely the equipment and how to perform basic service.

4) Proper use of various check standards.

5) Logging daily service of the equipment.


1) In the event of a communication collapse the applicant must be able to contact the supervisor.

2) Ability to identify problems with equipment and to recommend solutions.

Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Ability to disinfect and care for laboratory and studio equipment; ability to quickly learn and apply elementary methods and procedures to prepare equipment for use; ability to follow oral and written directions; ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position; ability to work cooperatively with others; ability to attain precise tolerances and tolerances in conducting simple tasks with the equipment; ability to distinguish colors most frequently found in laboratory work.

Preferred Qualifications

The Lab Assistant must be aware of the case and use of the different types of equipment in the studio and/or lab. The Lab Assistant must be familiar with how to safely disinfect and service the equipment and must also be aware of how to turn the equipment both “on” and “off” for troubleshooting. The Lab Assistant must possess, or be in progress of possessing, a Bachelors degree in a relevant field. Applicants must be able to lift 25 lbs.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

CSUEU Position

Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

Additional Information


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Advertised: September 03, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: September 02, 2022 (11:55 PM) Pacific Daylight Time

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