Laboratory Technician (Program Assistant-AS), Biology, Environmental Science, and Geology
Location: Glassboro, New Jersey
Internal Number: 498880
Laboratory Technician (Program Assistant-AS): Biology, Environmental Science, and Geology
Summary: We seek a well-trained and skilled laboratory technician to prepare the laboratory portion of Biology, Environmental Science, and Geology courses. The successful applicant will assist faculty with maintenance of teaching instrumentation, software, and equipment while providing support for the educational mission of these departments. This is a 12-month, full-time position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist with laboratory preparation in a wide range of biology, environmental, and Earth science laboratory courses
Supervise, train, and effectively manage student workers (both undergraduate and graduate students) in a team environment
Maintain a safe working environment for staff and students; monitor safety equipment in laboratories
Maintain, calibrate, clean, and inventory field gear
Prioritize and carry out multiple, simultaneous assignments to support different courses
Support faculty members in the development of new laboratory exercises
Clean and organize the classrooms and preparatory lab spaces, including appropriate disposal of laboratory waste
Perform inventories and facilitate/track ordering of supplies and equipment
Prepare chemical reagents and standards for laboratory experiments and teaching instrumentation
Maintain department protocols for laboratory exercises and reagents
Maintain teaching collections of rocks and fossils
Serve as building chemical hygiene officer and work with faculty to determine lab and chemical safety requirements for laboratory experiments and research protocols
Support instrumentation used for teaching, including regular maintenance
Maintain proprietary software used for teaching
Monitor compressed gas and ultrapure water system
Interface with technical staff from other departments working in the same building/spaces
Communicate effectively and cooperatively with faculty and staff regarding course needs
A Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences, chemistry, environmental science, geology, or related field
Ability to prepare and organize laboratory and demonstration materials
Strong computer skills to support duties associated with laboratory safety, ordering supplies, etc.
Excellent communication skills
Preferred Skills and Experience
A Master’s degree in biological sciences, chemistry, environmental science, geology, or related field
Previous full-time work experience in a laboratory setting, including experience with laboratory safety compliance
Proficiency in aseptic technique and media preparation
Previous experience conducting field investigations
Familiarity with the geology and environments of New Jersey
Rowan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diverse people and abilities. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US, and the university will not sponsor an applicant for a work visa for this position.
Only completed online applications submitted on or before the posted deadline will be considered.
SAME APPLICANTS: If you are applying under the NJ “SAME” program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter), must be submitted with your application by the closing date indicated above. For more information on the SAME Program visit their Website at: https://nj.gov/csc/same/overview/index.shtml , email: SAME@csc.nj.gov , or call CSC at (833)691-0404.
A top 100 national public research institution, Rowan University offers bachelor’s through doctoral and professional programs in person and online to 23,000 students through its main campus in Glassboro, N.J., its medical school campuses in Camden and Stratford, and five others. Home to Henry M. Rowan College of Engineering; Ric Edelman College of Communication & Creative Arts; William G. Rohrer College of Business; Virtua Health College of Medicine & Health Sciences; Cooper Medical School of Rowan University and the School of Osteopathic Medicine, it also comprises the colleges of Education, Humanities & Social Sciences, Performing Arts, and Science & Mathematics; Virtua Health School of Nursing & Health Professions; the schools of Earth & Environment; Innovation & Entrepreneurship; Translational Biomedical Engineering & Sciences; Veterinary Medicine; the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences; and a multidisciplinary honors college. Rowan focuses on practical research at the intersection of engineering, medicine, science and business while ensuring excellence in undergraduate education. The University has earned national recognition for innovation; commitment to high-quality, af...fordable education; and developing public-private partnerships. A Carnegie-classified (R2/high research activity) institution, Rowan has been recognized as the fourth fastest-growing public research university for three consecutive years as reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education.