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Lab Technician Biology

Johnson County Community College
Overland Park

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Job Details

Johnson County Community College
Position, Department: Lab Technician Biology, Academic Affairs

Type of Position: Part-time Regular, Non-Exempt

Work Schedule, Hours per week: 25 hours per week

Pay Grade/Pay Range: 51.51, $16.50-20.63/hr *Actual pay depends on qualifications

Opportunity for hybrid schedule: No

Benefits Category: Part-time Benefits

Position Summary

The lab tech will have the following duties:
  • Lab preparation for cell and molecular biology, genetics, and biotechnology labs or other courses as scheduled. Occasional preparation for special projects such as Honors or Independent Study
  • Procurement of supplies and equipment; maintaining inventory/stocks
  • Maintenance of lab / prep room; storage of supplies, safe disposal of hazardous and nonhazardous waste
  • Training and supervision of lab aide / student worker

    Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Biology or related discipline
  • Knowledge of hazardous and biohazardous materials and appropriate handling and disposition
  • Computer literacy and familiarity with spreadsheet software
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve non-routine and complex academic problems, observe and interpret situations, learn and apply new information or skills
  • Ability to clean and maintain common laboratory equipment such as microscopes and repeating syringes
  • While performing the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to sit, walk and stand; talk or listen, both in person and by telephone, use hands repetitively to prepare microbiological and molecular materials and operate office and laboratory equipment
  • Must be able to reach with hands and arms and lift up to 40 pounds
  • Perform highly detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks; work under intensive deadliness with frequent interruptions; and interact with constituents and others encountered in the course of work
  • Relevant experience with aseptic technique and typical laboratory equipment

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Biology or related discipline
  • Familiarity with common undergraduate laboratory exercises

    To be considered for this position we will require an application, resume, transcripts and cover letter.

    Position Details - Job duties include but are not limited to:

    Lab preparation for cell and molecular biology, genetics, and biotechnology labs or other courses as scheduled. Occasional preparation for special projects such as Honors or Independent Study. Performance is acceptable when:

    a. materials for lab exercises are available as scheduled.

    b. work is scheduled effectively for preparation of laboratory materials.

    c. regular communication is maintained with faculty regarding lab procedures, supplies and equipment, especially any changes in materials / location.

    d. safety guidelines / requirements are followed.

    Procurement of supplies and equipment; maintaining inventory/stocks Performance is acceptable when:

    a. orders are submitted for equipment and supplies with sources, prices, and delivery dates.

    b. spreadsheet / inventory of materials is maintained.

    c. materials are handled and stored safely.

    Maintenance of lab / prep room; storage of supplies, safe disposal of hazardous and nonhazardous waste Performance is acceptable when:

    a. materials are dated, organized, and stored safely.

    b. lab supplies are refilled / stocked as needed c. hazardous and nonhazardous waste is collected and is appropriately stored or disposed of.

    Training and supervision of lab aide / student worker Performance is acceptable when:

    a. lab aide / student worker is trained in lab skills including safety.

    b. lab aide / student worker are supervised and monitored to ensure quality and successful completion of work.

    *Duties and responsibilities, as required by business necessity, may be added, deleted or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing. Scheduling, shift assignments and work location may be changed at any time, as required by business necessity.

    Diversity Statement: Here at Johnson County Community College, we seek to inspire positive change for our students, faculty, and staff through promoting growth and development of all individuals. We aim to create a sense of belonging, accepting all values, life experiences, and perspectives on our campus. We are seeking individuals who will bring their true, authentic selves to JCCC so we can broaden perspectives with innovative ideas, interests, and passions, while fostering and promoting our diversity commitments to our community. We believe that engaging all of our unique employees is the key to students' success. You belong here.

    About JCCC: Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture - not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

    Equal Employment Opportunity: Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

    Disclosure: If you need any assistance throughout the search process, please reach out to the HR Generalist for this position. In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

    If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email [email protected].

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  • Organization

    Working at Johnson County Community College

    With more than 34,000 students enrolled in credit and continuing education classes each semester, Johnson County Community College is the state's third largest institution of higher education and the largest of its 19 community colleges.

    JCCC offers a full range of undergraduate credit courses that form the first two years of most college curricula. The college has more than 100 transfer agreements with area colleges and universities that ensure admittance to specific programs such as business, engineering and education. JCCC students are able to begin their first two years of a four-year degree program here and complete that degree on schedule.

    In addition, more than 50 one- and two-year career and certificate programs prepare students to enter the job market in high-employment fields. The college maintains extensive student support services such as computer labs, math labs, a writing center and a learning center.

    JCCC’s continuing education program is the largest, most comprehensive in the Kansas City area. Through the Center for Business and Technology, participants can take courses in management and computer application or seminars and workshops that lead to professional certification and licensure. Personal enrichment classes, on topics ranging from gardening to money management, are also offered, while nationally and internationally performing and visual artists appear in the performance spaces and Gallery of Art in JCCC’s Carlsen Center.

    The campus, centrally located in the county on 234 acres, opened in 1972. There are 18 major buildings on campus. Currently under construction are the Regnier Center and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

    JCCC’s full-time faculty and staff numbers about 875. Another 1,800 people work as adjunct faculty or part-time staff. Most faculty members have master’s degrees, and many have or are earning doctorates.

    JCCC returns about $2.70 to the community for every tax dollar it collects. The college's total tangible economic impact on the community is more than $182 million annually.

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