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Part-Time Staff: Science Laboratory Assistant (Pool)

Metropolitan Community College
Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jul 1, 2023

Job Details

Position Information

Position Information

Career Opportunity Number

Position Title
Part-Time Staff: Science Laboratory Assistant (Pool)

MCC - Any Location

Class Category
Temporary Part-Time Staff

Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled

Position Summary

This is a POOL position. Application materials for this limited duration assignment is based on semester-by-semester needs due to increasing demand within this subject area.

Job Summary:

Prepare laboratory chemicals and experiments for all science labs.

Essential Functions:
Include but not limited to the following:

Biology and Chemistry
  • Knowledge of science laboratory procedures, concepts, and equipment used in laboratories.
  • Maintain an adequate inventory of chemicals and materials for instructional purposes, researching and ordering supplies as needed.
  • Maintain current knowledge of federal, state, and local waste regulations, right-to-know, and other safety regulations and procedures through training.
  • Maintain hazardous waste inventory for all sciences and perform waste determinations to identify hazard category of all chemical wastes assuring proper disposal according to federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Support instructors in the development and evaluation of instructional materials and approaches, and assist in revising instructional techniques.
  • Ability to recognize both living and prepared specimens of bacteria, protozoa, fungi, plants and animals, or ability to identify chemical classes and reagents in order to provide correct materials for laboratory instruction.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Organizing equipment storage.
  • Filing and copying of laboratory material(s).
  • Preparing the equipment needed for the laboratory.
  • Restoring and checking the function of the lab equipment after labs have been completed.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Minimal Qualifications

Biology and Chemistry
  • Associate’s degree in science, engineering or a related field.

  • One (1) year full time directly related work experience (preferred in a lab setting).

  • High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.).
  • No background in physics is necessary.
To learn more about the above programs please click on the below links: EOE /M/F/Vet/Disabled

$15.00 per hour

Type of Part-time Job
Part Time Staff

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have as conferred through an official transcript?
    • Have not completed High School/GED
    • High School/GED
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Master's degree
    • Doctorate degree
  2. * Do you have an Associate's Degree in Biology, Chemistry, Physics or a closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * How much related experience of assigned program or laboratory support do you have, as supported by the employment history listed on your application?
    • None
    • Less than one year
    • Between 1 and 3 years
    • Between 3 and 5 years
    • Five or more years
  4. * How did you learn about this position?
    • Academic Keys
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Craigslist
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Dos Mundos
    • Employee referral
    • Facebook
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Kansas City Call
    • Kansas City Globe
    • Kansas City Hispanic News
    • LinkedIn
    • MCC Website
    • Monster
    • Other Source
    • Twitter
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript 01
  2. Transcript 02
  3. Certification
  4. License
  5. Letter of Recommendation 01
  6. Letter of Recommendation 02
  7. Letter of Recommendation 03
  8. Other Document 01
  9. Other Document 02
  10. Other Document 03


 Metropolitan Community College Kansas City

Metropolitan Community College, founded in 1915 as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute, is the oldest public institution of higher learning in Kansas City, MO. We are proud of our history as the first community college established in Missouri and one of the first colleges in the country to award an associate degree.

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