Part-Time Assistant II, Biology Lab

Employer
Lone Star College
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jun 10, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Part Time


Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning


The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance .

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-Montgomery

Lone Star College offers high-quality, affordable academic transfer and career training education to 99,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of nearly $3 billion.

LSC, which consists of seven colleges, ten centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online, is continuously named Great Colleges to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College–Montgomery, the premiere student-centered educational institution in Montgomery County, serves The Woodlands and Conroe communities. LSC–Montgomery provides a relaxing and conducive learning atmosphere while offering leisure learning opportunities, individual classes, and unique programs such as radiologic technology, physical therapy, and biotechnology.

Campus address is 3200 College Park Drive, Conroe, TX 77384.

Job Description



PURPOSE AND SCOPE:

The Assistant II, Biology Lab (Teaching Assistant) provides support to faculty and helps facilitate student learning in the Biology Department for the following classes: Majors Biology I & II, Non-Majors Bio I & II, Microbiology, and Anatomy & Physiology I & II. Position provides assistance to both faculty and students during labs, encourages student engagement and critical thinking, proactively supports the department, and maintains laboratories to ensure a clean and safe work/laboratory environment.



ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  1. Provides Support to faculty with the delivery of labs (such as helping students learn to use lab equipment, clarifying directions for procedures, setting-up or taking-down lab practicals, etc.).
  2. Assists students with basic questions/issues, staying within this position’s level of responsibility (position is assisting in labs, not instructing, grading or disciplining)
  3. Consults with faculty and other science staff in order to stay up-to-date with class information and faculty needs, and to be fully prepared for each lab
  4. Ensures clean laboratories and lab equipment
  5. Ensures proper disposal of bio hazard materials, including but not limited to dissected specimens, biological fluids, and bacterial wastes
  6. Check LSC email and consult with supervisor regularly
  7. Assists faculty with lab practical exams and activities
  8. Responsible for other reasonable, related duties as assigned




KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with faculty, staff, fellow lab assistants and students
  • Proficient in standard Biology lab protocols
  • Specialized skills in Anatomy and Physiology




PHYSICAL ABILITIES:

The work requires some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; or recurring lifting of moderately heavy items, such as laboratory models. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities, such as above average agility and dexterity.



WORK SCHEDULE AND CONDITIONS:

The work involves regular exposure to outdoor elements, and/or regular exposure to hazardous items such as chemicals, toxic or caustic materials, contamination, and electrical hazards. This exposure requires special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, carts, or machines; exposure to contagious diseases or irritant chemicals. Employees may be required to use protective clothing or gear, such as masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields.



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • High school diploma or GED and at least 1 year of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Completion of Biology 2401


Salary

Hourly Pay Rate is $12.02 .

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment, excellent work/life balance, tuition waiver, participation in a tax deferred retirement plan and more.

Special Instructions

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You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY ONLINE ONLY

We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

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