Responsible for all phases of laboratory preparations including preparing and organizing equipment, materials and supplies for the Biological Sciences laboratories. Prepares laboratory materials, supplies, and equipment in advance of need and supports the science laboratory courses as directed. Maintains living specimens, tracks inventory, follows all safety protocols and completes other duties as assigned.
Three to four years of related experience, or a combination of relevant higher education and experience to include (15) credit hours of college level course work in science, with an emphasis in biological and microbiological science courses.
A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
Ability to demonstrate proper laboratory safety techniques and ensuring that good laboratory practices are being followed.
Ability to communicate orally and verbally
Knowledge of biological, chemical, and physical hazards and their control
Ability to operate computer using various software packages
Ability to safely operate scientific equipment instrumentation
Knowledge of solution mechanics
Ability to work with minimal supervision
Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators
Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
Proven interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and customer service skills;
Primary/secondary diagnostic, troubleshooting, calibration/repair of scientific equipment
Knowledge of proper handling of living and preserved specimen
Ability to operate microscopes, fixed/variable pipettors/micropipettors
Must have the use of sensory skills in order to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public through the use of the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle, or feel objects and controls. Physical capability to effectively use and operate various items of office related equipment, such as, but not limited to a, personal computer, calculator, copier, and fax machine. No significant climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions.
Able to lift, bend, and stoop.
Must be able to work the following schedule: Monday-Thursday 2:00 PM-6:30 PM Work schedule is subject to change based on department needs.
Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.
A background investigation will be conducted prior to the offer of employment. A signed authorization for the release of personal information will be required if selected for an interview.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Effective August 8, 2022, Prince George's Community College's current vaccine mandate will expire for students, faculty, and staff. Select exceptions may apply. Face coverings will be voluntary campus-wide, including in classrooms and instructional spaces. Although the College will no longer require new employees and students to be vaccinated as a condition of employment or instruction based on current public health conditions, COVID-19 vaccines and boosters are strongly recommended.
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