Tech II/III, Lab - Biological Sciences

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jun 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Biological Sciences

Division Name

College of Sciences & Math

Position Title

Tech II/III, Lab - Biological Sciences

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The Department of Biological Sciences is seeking a Lab Tech II or III to assist and provide technical support and services in the microbiology teaching labs.

Essential Functions

The individual in the position will be responsible for assisting in the routine day-to-day operations of a preparation/support laboratory for the microbiology teaching laboratories. These activities will include, but not be limited to: preparation of common reagents/media following general laboratory procedures, inventory control and ordering of supplies, maintenance and handling of viable cultures, preparing complex media with limited direction, interfacing with outside vendors and service providers and the general up-keep of instrumentation and equipment to ensure safe operation. In addition, the incumbent will be asked to assist with laboratory instruction and supervision, design of experiments, writing procedures and other such functions designed to improve laboratory operations and provide an effective level of support to the teaching mission of the laboratory.

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent

Field of Study

Years of Experience


Area of Experience

Assisting in the day-to-day operations of a microbiology or related area laboratory.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

For a Level III Lab Tech, four years of relevant experience are required.

Education Level

No substitutions are allowed.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

This job requires a person that can provide a high degree of accuracy, reliability, organization, and attention to detail and whose work provides the labs with products that meet the highest standards. Candidates should also be familiar with laboratory safety procedures and protocols. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills are required.

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited institution in microbiology or closely related science field is desired. Experience in research, lab media preparation for various types of microorganisms, bacterial culture maintenance, use of pH meter, autoclave, and other laboratory equipment is also desired.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$25,000 - $46,700

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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