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Science Lab Technician, Biological Sciences -FT

Prince George's Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Geology & Earth Sciences, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Other Business & Administrative Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Title

Science Lab Technician, Biological Sciences -FT

Position Type






Union/Non Union


Full Time or Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

Hiring Salary Range

$40,619 - $44,681/Annually

Fixed Term/Tenure Track (Faculty Only)

Regular or Temporary


Job Description Summary

Responsible for all phases of laboratory preparations including preparing and organizing equipment, materials and supplies for the Biological Sciences laboratories. Prepares laboratory materials, supplies, and equipment in advance of need and supports the science laboratory courses as directed. Maintains living specimens, tracks inventory, follows all safety protocols and completes other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Two years of full-time or part-time equivalent related experience or (15) credit hours of college level course work in science with an emphasis in biological science courses.


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. Resume/CV and cover letter are required with the application. Please ensure that your documents address the criteria listed below for this position.
  • Prepares, organizes and sets up laboratory materials, supplies and equipment in accordance with the laboratory schedule and syllabi.
  • Maintains living specimens, including microorganisms and other as required.
  • Prepares reagents, stains, chemicals, standards, sterile media, etc., in accordance with the protocols in the laboratory preparation manuals.
  • Assists with the training and development of work assignments for Federal Work Study students, research students, and student volunteers.
  • Operates laboratory equipment: microscopes, analytical balances, sterilizers, computers, etc. according to the protocols in the operation manuals.
  • Organizes and restocks the science laboratories prior to each class session.
  • Assists with updating and maintaining status reports and the inventory of laboratory equipment and supplies.
  • Disposes of all chemical and bio-hazardous waste properly and follows all laboratory safety protocols.
  • Communicates regularly with the supervisor, staff, and instructors to ensure laboratory experiments are proceeding according to the syllabus.
  • Participates as a member of the staff, including attending meetings and maintaining a high level of oral and written communication and teamwork with the Senior Coordinator, staff and faculty.
  • Maintains proficiency in current information technology, making optimal use of available software.
  • Troubleshoots primary/secondary repair and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Demonstrates proper laboratory safety protocols.
  • Strives to increase student and faculty satisfaction with the biological science laboratory experience.
  • Observes the College’s policies and procedures.
  • Performs related work as required
Job Requirements

  1. Must be able to work the following schedule: Monday-Friday, 7 AM-3 PM.
  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

Prince George’s Community College values the safety of its students, faculty, and staff. As part of that commitment, the College has announced effective October 21, 2021, all students, faculty, and staff must be vaccinated against COVID -19 or tested for the virus weekly. As a prospective or new employee, you will be required to comply with this mandate and all the necessary safety protocols, including wearing a mask. Please direct your questions related to the vaccination, testing, mask mandates, and requirements for exemptions to .

Application Status ; you will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application, upon which time no further communication occurs unless selected for an interview or the position is filled. If recommended for hire, communication is immediately sent to your references listed on your application. Also, you will receive an email notification from HireRight requesting you to submit authorization to complete a background investigation.
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. * Min Qual: Do you have two years of full-time or part-time equivalent related experience or (15) credit hours of college level course work in science with an emphasis in biological 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
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Other

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