: Academic AffairsLocations:
: Schenectady, NYPosted:
: Jan 5, 2023Closes:
: Open Until FilledType:
: Full-timePosition ID:
About SUNY Schenectady County Community College:
SUNY Schenectady County Community College (SUNY Schenectady) is one of the State University of New York's finest two-year colleges located in upstate New York's vibrant and growing Capital Region, with easy access to Boston, NYC, the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, Montreal and scenic Hudson Valley, all of which are just a few hours away. SUNY Schenectady is a premier college that provides quality, comprehensive education for transfer, career, training and workforce development to a diverse population in a student centered environment. The College offers more than 50 transfer and career programs in science, aviation, culinary, music, and liberal arts, and serves more than 5,000 students. SUNY Schenectady County Community College offers an excellent benefit package including health care with dental and vision coverage, a choice of retirement systems, a deferred compensation benefit, an on-site child care program and Montessori School, professional development opportunities, and health club membership. We take pride in being an urban campus with a small town feel.
SUNY Schenectady is dedicated to cultivating an environment that celebrates diversity, prioritizes inclusion, and insists on equitable access. Diversity, equity, and inclusion is central to our vision and mission; we know that to foster a sense of belonging and preserve connectedness, we must create and maintain working and learning spaces that welcome, respect, and appreciate difference. SUNY Schenectady provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status or any other protected category under federal, state and local law. Applications from minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged.
SUNY Schenectady's Division of Math, Science, Technology and Health is seeking a full-time Technical Assistant/Laboratory Technician to join their team. Reporting directly to the Dean, the Technician is responsible for the set-up and break down of laboratories for all Biology classes as well as the preparation of solutions, culture and media. The Technician supports the faculty and the instruction of students enrolled in any Biology course, oversees and trains part-time laboratory technicians and is also responsible for the general cleanliness and scheduling of the laboratories.
The Laboratory Technician will perform the following duties:
- Cataloging waste
- Maintaining inventory of chemicals, materials, and glassware
- Work with faculty to assure that lab exercises are prepared for lab sessions according to the published schedule
- Maintain availability to support staff as needed on evenings and Saturdays
- Order material, generate PO and oversee payment for all the above listed Biology and Biotechnology labs, including all research related material for Biology II, Biotechnology, and prepare for lab associated with any newly created course at any given semester
- Work with students during exam review week in terms of being available to allow lab space and time; make exam review material available; and for Bio II students, spend time organizing their research materials and methods extending over a semester
- Prepare and train all part time technicians to assist the full-time technician as deemed necessary. The full-time technician is responsible for overseeing all part time Biology lab technicians in the following capacity:
- Train, teach, and assign them to prepare course specific labs. This involves setting up labs for every lab, taking down labs on a regular day to day basis, and also setting up review items for each course before each lab exam (2 reviews per course per semester)
- Teach them how to prepare laboratory reagents and be familiar with equipment and general techniques, which includes maintaining and trouble shooting
- Train them to set up course specific lab practicals (2 per course per semester), assembling, dismantling, storing, and re-assembling exams as needed every shift for each section of each course
- Develop their work schedule to support the teaching schedule within the staff's assigned work time
- Monitor for accuracy all worksheets for time put in, actual work performed, and signing off on their time sheets on a biweekly basis
- Ensure that all equipment is in working order and to notify the Dean whenever equipment repair or maintenance is required
- Ensure that laboratories are well-maintained and running smoothly
- Ensure that all safety regulations and hazardous material handling regulations are followed
- Perform inventory checks on a regular basis and keep lab well stocked for smooth operation
- Maintain safety and hazardous material information in the laboratories as required by local, state, and federal regulations
- Collaborate with Division Dean to oversee the laboratory budget
- Bachelor's degree in Biology and 2-3 years of experience in preparation of laboratory activities, including but not limited to preparation of reagents and techniques or an Associate's degree in Biology and 5-7 years of experience in preparation of laboratory activities, including but not limited to preparation of reagents
- Basic Computer skills
- Organized and detail oriented
- Must be available to work some evenings and Saturdays
- VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.
- Offers of employment will be conditional based on the successful completion of a background check and verification of official college transcripts.
Salary: $41,250/year, non-negotiable
Applications Due By: Applications accepted until position is filled.
Applicants must submit the following documents to be considered for this position:
- Cover letter
- Completed SUNY Schenectady employment application
SUNY Schenectady County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender or gender identify, disability, or age in admissions, employment, programs and activities. As an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a commitment to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference, SCCC encourages candidates who can contribute to this goal to apply.
CAMPUS SAFETY REPORT
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, or Clery Act, mandates that all Title IV institutions, without exception, prepare, publish and distribute an Annual Security Report. This report consists of two basic parts: disclosure of the College's crime statistics for the past three years; and the availability regarding the College's current campus security policies. SUNY Schenectady County Community College's Annual Security Report is available here.
SUNY Schenectady is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United Stated and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.