Science Lab Technician, Chemistry & Physical Sciences

Prince George's Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Geology & Earth Sciences, Other Science & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Political Science & International Relations
Employment Type
Part Time
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Position Information

Position Title

Science Lab Technician, Chemistry & Physical Sciences

Position Type



Chemistry & Physical Sciences



Union/Non Union


Full Time or Part Time

Part Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

$20.83 - $22.91/Hourly

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

We are looking to fill two (2) vacancies – one for the day shift and one for the night shift).

Responsible for all phases of laboratory preparations including preparing and organizing equipment, materials and supplies for the Physical Sciences laboratories. Prepares laboratory materials, supplies, and equipment in advance of need and restocks and supports the science laboratory courses as directed. Tracks inventory and reports low stock well in advance of need. Adheres to all laboratory safety regulations and protocols. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Three to four years of experience in Physical Science or (15) credit hours of college level course work in science with an emphasis in chemistry and physical science courses.
  3. Associate of Science degree in Physical Sciences preferred.
  4. Previous training in Good Laboratory Practices ( GLP ) is desired.


CRITERIA : The following criteria, which are not the sole criteria used in the final hiring decision, will be used to review the applications of those persons who meet the stated minimum qualifications and to select those qualified applicants who will be interviewed. Other information and observations made during the interview process may be considered in the selection process.
  1. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  2. Ability to work with minimal supervision.
  3. Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with students, faculty, staff, and administrators.
  4. Demonstrates proper laboratory safety knowledge and techniques and ensures that good laboratory practices are being followed.
  5. Knowledge of chemical and physical hazards and their control.
  6. Ability to operate a computer, using various software packages.
  7. Ability to safely operate scientific equipment instrumentation; including troubleshooting, calibration and/or repair of scientific equipment when able.
  8. Knowledge of solution mechanics.
  9. Knowledge of proper handling of chemicals.

Job Requirements

  1. Must be able to work the following schedule: Monday-Thursday 7:30 AM-12 NOON or 5:00-9:30 PM (1 position for each time slot).
  2. Work schedule is subject to change based on department needs.
  3. Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written standard English.
  4. As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

Is Background Check Required?


Is the incumbent responsible for working with minor children or directly engaging with minor children on campus?

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Background Check Statement

Prince George’s Community College is committed to providing a safe campus community. PGCC conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, education verification, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Provide responses that demonstrate each criterion has been met.
Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Which of the following best describes your level of completed education? (Education details must be included in your application.)
    • Master's Degree or above from an accredited college/university
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • Associate's Degree from an accredited college/university
    • One to two years of college credit (30 credit hours is equivalent to one year)
    • Less than 30 credits from an accredited college/university
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • None of the above
  2. * Do you have three to four years of experience in Physical Science or (15) credit hours of college level course work in science with an emphasis in chemistry and physical science courses?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Briefly describe your experience referenced in the previous question. Do not enter 'See Resume'

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • HERC
    • HigherEd Jobs
    • Hispanic Outlook
    • Indeed
    • Personal Referral
    • PGCC Website
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook)
    • The Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • The Washington Post
    • Other: Please indicate below
    • Educause
  5. How did you hear about this employment opportunity? If you selected 'Other' please indicate source:

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Certifications - See Minimum Qualifications for type
  3. Other

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