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Chemistry Laboratory Instructional Support Technician

Drew University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 31, 2022
Drew University is seeking a Chemistry Laboratory Instructional Support Technician in the Chemistry Department.

This is a full-time, 10-month non-exempt position that will provide technical support for the teaching laboratories to ensure smooth operations. Start date: Sept 12, 2022.

The Laboratory Instructional Support Technician's primary responsibility is to provide support to the Chemistry Operations Manager and faculty for laboratory courses as well as student and faculty research. This includes planning for, preparation, set-up, and clean-up of chemistry labs. Some semesters, there is an expectation of one evening per week to support an evening laboratory session.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Preparation of chemical solutions and reagents, set up of equipment and materials for lab courses, and clean up after labs;

  • Maintenance of lab equipment and instrumentation in consultation with faculty and Chemistry Operations Manager, including handling cryogens and compressed gases;

  • Maintain stockroom and chemical inventory and records of Standard Operating Procedures for routine and specialized tasks;

  • Work with Chem Operations Manager to provide ordering and restocking needs as needed;

  • Management of waste generated by instructional labs for pick up by an outside vender;

  • Review and modify set up for experiments, making suggestions when appropriate;

  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment in the stockroom and laboratories;

  • Mentor student workers, supervising, monitoring and providing feedback on their work;

Required Qualifications:

List the minimum academic requirements for this position: Bachelors degree in chemistry or related field is preferred
  • List the minimum years of practical, relevant experience required for this position:
    • Successful completion of courses and associated laboratory sessions in: general chemistry (1 year), organic chemistry (1 year), and one semester of analytical chemistry

Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Experience and comfort level working in chemistry labs. Experience with large-scale solution and reagent preparation including solution standardization. Knowledge of and experience with hazardous waste management, including OSHA and related safety regulations and procedures with respect to chemistry laboratories and stockrooms. Experience with routine equipment such as analytical balances, GC, HPLC, FT-IR,UV-vis, and NMR Spectrometers is preferred. Proficiency in computer applications such as Microsoft Office and Excel.

  • Position requires good judgment, initiative, resourcefulness, effective planning and organizational skills, and the ability to communicate effectively, work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and students to build and maintain positive and productive relationships.

  • Requires 40 hour HAZWOPER training for hazardous spill evaluation and cleanup and Chemical Hygiene training for up to date chemical storage regimes. (Provided as necessary)

  • Physical Demands: This position requires the ability to frequently walk and use hands to handle laboratory equipment, to frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally, to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, with or without reasonable accommodations. Odors are also common in the laboratory setting.

About Drew University:

Drew University, a Phi Beta Kappa liberal arts university, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Drew Theological School and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. Drew is located on a beautiful, wooded campus in Madison, New Jersey, a thriving small town close to New York City.

It has a total enrollment of more than 2,000 students and has 148 full-time faculty members, 99% of whom hold the terminal degree in their field. The Theological and Caspersen schools offer MA and PhD degrees, and the College confers BA and BS degrees in over 50 disciplines, and offers 16 preprofessional and 16 dual-degree programs.

Drew’s one-of-a-kind, leading edge path to an undergraduate degree, Launch, ensures that every student graduates with a purpose, sought-after transferable skills, a network of mentors, and an experience-based résumé—guaranteed. Particularly noteworthy opportunities for undergraduates include the Charles A. Dana Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti (RISE), home of 2015 Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine and Drew Fellow William Campbell, the Drew Summer Science Institute (DSSI), the Center for Civic Engagement, as well as New York City semesters focusing on Communications & Media, Contemporary Art, Museums & Cultural Management, New York Theatre, Social Entrepreneurship, Wall Street, and the United Nations, and several international semester programs.

Drew also houses the Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict, the Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study and the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, an independent professional theater, as well as the United Methodist Archives and History Center and one of the country’s leading concentrations of materials on Willa Cather.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Following federal and state requirements; a candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States if selected for hire.

These positions are subject to a background check.

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