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University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 6, 2023

Hiring Department

Department of Plant Science & Technology

Job Description

The University of Missouri is seeking a skilled and detail-oriented Lab Technician to join our team. As a Lab Technician, you will be responsible for conducting various laboratory tests, performing experiments, and maintaining lab equipment. The ideal candidate has a strong background in scientific principles, excellent analytical skills, and a commitment to maintaining a safe and organized laboratory environment.

  • Perform laboratory tests and experiments according to standard procedures and protocols.
  • Prepare samples, solutions, and reagents for testing.
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Ensure the accuracy, reliability, and timeliness of test results.
  • Record and analyze experimental data, and prepare reports summarizing findings.
  • Maintain a clean and organized laboratory space, including proper disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Collaborate with other team members to troubleshoot and resolve technical issues.
  • Adhere to safety protocols and guidelines to minimize risks and maintain a safe work environment.
  • Stay updated on the latest laboratory techniques, procedures, and technologies.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

$12.36 - $19.01 per hour.

GGS Grade: 004
University Title: Research/Lab Technician
Internal applicants can determine their university title by accessing the Talent Profile tile in myHR.


Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications

A high school diploma or an equivalent combination of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline (e.g., Biology, Chemistry, or related field).
  • Previous experience working in a laboratory setting is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of scientific principles and laboratory procedures.
  • Familiarity with laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Proficient in data analysis and report writing.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Knowledge of safety protocols and procedures.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.
Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, paid time off, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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