Laboratory Technician, Limited Term

Chapman University
Orange, CA

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Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Title:

Laboratory Technician, Limited Term

Position Type:

Limited-Term (Renewable)

Job Number:


Full or Part Time:

Full Time

Employee Status :

Limited Term (Renewable)

Posting Date:


Job Description Summary:

Incumbent will provide support to the Principal Investigator, and will be responsible for supporting our laboratory staff with the primary goal of optimizing experiments and succeeding in producing reliable studies. The Technician should have some in vivo mouse and histology experience and will participate in an Alzheimer’s disease related research project. Successful candidate will assist with in vivo rodent experiments in mouse models, perform cell culture studies, perform imaging, image quantification, and analyze and present data. Candidate will need to be methodical when carrying out duties and generate reports to submit to the relevant laboratory managers/PI.


Under PI (Principal Investigator)’s supervision:

  • Assist research staff in the laboratory.
  • Be able to work individually and with a scientific team.
  • Able to perform laboratory experiments in line with standard protocols.
  • Record all experimental observation, collect data and test results accurately and in a specified format.
  • Set up and perform experiments, make experimental observations, and discuss and interpret findings results verbally and in writing.
  • Perform histology, confocal microscopy, mouse behavior analysis, data analysis and presentation.
  • Assist with mouse studies
  • Order, maintain and organize laboratory supplies.
  • Procure, receive, label, and/or maintain chemicals or laboratory supplies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Proven experience working as a lab technician
  • Bachelor’s Degree in biology, chemistry, or a related field
  • Proficient in research methods, testing and data collection, analysis, evaluation, report writing, independent discretion and judgment
  • Comfortable handling potentially dangerous substances (flammable liquids, biohazards, etc.)
  • Ability to work autonomously and in a timely manner to meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience in histology, confocal microscopy, mouse behavior analysis
  • Experience in mouse handling, mouse injections, blood collection
  • Mouse brain sectioning, ELISA, immunostaining

Special Instructions to Applicants:

May require some evening and weekend hours

Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.

The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening, and upon you accepting and returning a signed original Agreement to Arbitrate.


Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of Western universities, by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and ground-breaking teaching. The University is classified by Carnegie as an R-2 research institution; Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information is available at 

The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at

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