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Laboratory Technician II

Cape Cod Community College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Dec 1, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Cape Cod Community College:

Cape Cod Community College is a place of personal discovery, enrichment, and professional development for those just beginning the quest and for those at many points along the path of higher education throughout life. It is a caring, comprehensive institution that belongs to the people it serves and responds to their individual and community needs. Students attending Cape Cod Community College are striving for personal excellence, and are finding it, day after day. Graduates of the College can be found in all levels of private business, the professions, and public service, and they excel at what they do.

For students seeking to lay a foundation for further study, there is no better place to begin than at Cape Cod Community College. In today's highly competitive market place, the well prepared transfer student is the most aggressively recruited person in higher education. For many Cape Cod Community College graduates, that Associate Degree opens the door to institutions that were just not an option after high school. And, when you consider the savings in the overall cost of a four-year degree at either a public or a private university, starting at Cape Cod Community College becomes an incredible bargain that blends quality with unmatched value.

The students' education is the first priority at Cape Cod Community College. As a learning-centered community, we value the contributions of a diverse population, welcome open inquiry, and promote mutual respect. The College offers a strong educational foundation of critical and creative thinking, communication competency, and a global, multicultural perspective that prepares students for life and work in the 21st century. Our liberal arts, sciences, and career programs provide educational pathways that serve the varied social, economic, and demographic characteristics of our community with a distinctive focus on sustainability. We honor our past, celebrate our present and imagine our future.

Job Description:


The Laboratory Technician II is responsible for laboratory setups in the Science and Engineering Departments, primarily for (but not restricted to) biology, chemistry, physics, and environmental science. Duties include preparation and setup of glassware, reagents, and necessary equipment.


  1. Set up lab exercises and experiments with all necessary materials such as glassware, reagents, stock solutions and dilutions, culture media, bacterial cultures, electrophoresis gels, equipment, and consumables.
  2. Break down lab exercises and experiments including cleaning or disinfecting, removal of biological or chemical hazardous waste, and storing materials in an established, safe location.
  3. Ensure laboratory safety by maintaining a chemical inventory, maintaining Safety Data Sheets for all chemicals, adhering to safe storage and disposal methods, labeling all chemicals according to GHS guidelines.
  4. Maintains lab safety by ensuring that sharps disposal, broken glass disposal, first aid kits, and spill response equipment and procedures are available where needed.
  5. Manage lab waste/old equipment removal from the building in cooperation with the Facilities Department.
  6. Safely operate and maintain laboratory equipment such as autoclaves, incubators, hoods, and microscopes.
  7. Communicate with other individuals, departments, and outside agencies including faculty, students, tutoring, accounting, grants, IT, and vendors.
  8. Maintain adequate supply levels by initiating orders for new/replacement materials or equipment; help manage Science and Engineering Departments equipment and supply budget; follow College procedures and protocols when ordering supplies and equipment.
  9. Maintain professional knowledge in applicable areas; research new technologies and products.



1. Two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in laboratory work in a recognized clinical, medical, hospital, chemical, water quality, public health, biological, bacteriological, marine sciences or materials testing laboratory, or any equivalent combination of the required experience and the following substitutions:
  • Associate degree or higher with a major in medical technology, chemistry, bacteriology, food science and technology, environmental science, chemical or environmental engineering, wastewater technology, oceanography or the biological sciences may be substituted for the required experience.
  • The successful completion of one year of full-time or equivalent part-time, education toward a degree at a recognized medical or dental school may be substituted for the required experience.
  • The successful completion of training in a recognized school or hospital course or an American Medical Association (AMA) approved training program for laboratory technicians or medical technologists may be substituted for the required experience.
  • Registration as a medical technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists, the International Society for Clinical Laboratory Technicians or American Medical Technologists or as a bacteriologist by the National Registry of Microbiologists may be substituted for the required experience.
2. Proven competence in laboratory preparation, equipment maintenance, safety and waste management.
3. Proficient computer skills including use of Microsoft Word and Excel, and ability to learn chemical inventory software.
4. Able to interpret oral and written instructions, rules and policies.
5. Able to interact with students, faculty and staff in a professional and supportive manner.


  1. Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, biotechnology, bacteriology, medical technology, water quality, or closely related field.
  2. Experience and education in the field of chemistry.
  3. Knowledge of safety compliance.
  4. Experience training Work Study and less experienced staff.

Equivalency Statement

Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as noted above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience has prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.

Additional Information:

COMPENSATION : Full-time, benefited AFSCME Unit Position - Job Grade 17 - Step I with weekly salary of $954.05. Candidates may qualify for placement above entry-level salary if currently employed in the State system. A copy of full State Classification Specification for Account is available in the Office of Human Resources, or at Position includes participation in a comprehensive employee benefits program.


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COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: Candidates for employment should be aware that all Cape Cod Community College students, faculty and staff are required to be fully vaccinated by January 2022. Accordingly, initial employment is dependent upon receipt and verification of full vaccination status records; details of how to fulfill vaccine record verification requirements will be provided during the hire and onboarding process.

This appointment is subject to the FY2022 budget appropriations.

Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information), publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) and national background checks.

The College does not provide any measure of assistance for applicants who do not have the ability to work in the United States.

Cape Cod Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statues and College policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action/Title IX Coordinator, the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

Application Instructions:


Begin the online application process by going to the APPLY NOW link. During the process you will be given an opportunity to upload required documents : a cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum requirements of the position and resume (failure to submit requested documents may result in disqualification). Please note that finalist candidates will be asked to provide three current professional letters of reference and transcripts.

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