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Science Laboratory Technician
Title:Science Laboratory Technician
Department:Science Lab

Science Laboratory Technician position is a 10 month, full-time position.  The Lab Technician will work in the new lab science facility that have the latest safety and scientific equipment as well as the newly renovated physics lab space. The successful candidate will hold a baccalaureate degree in Biology, Chemistry or closely related field.  Job duties will include: prepare materials for laboratories and class demonstrations for biology, chemistry and physics courses, stockroom and prep room management, monitoring, supervision, and maintenance of instruments and equipment, supervise work study students, and assist in laboratory supervision.  Summer work may be required, but is dependent on summer class schedule and projects that may require extended time for completion. 

Job duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Prepare laboratories for Biology, Chemistry and Physics Laboratories.  This will include preparation of chemicals, media and specimens, distribution of glassware and equipment, experimental setup and breakdown, and the presence and operating condition of safety equipment.   The laboratory technician may be asked to participate in the development of or to pilot experiments for science laboratories.
  • Demonstration Preparation:  The technician will assist in the development and preparation of demonstrations for classroom use, including setup, breakdown and presence of appropriate safety equipment for the instructor and audience.
  • Stockroom Management.  The Laboratory Technician is responsible for keeping the stockrooms and laboratories orderly, making sure appropriate supplies are present in the laboratory spaces, and keeping a current inventory of reagents, chemicals, glassware and laboratory equipment.  In concert with the department members, the Technician may place orders of chemicals, supplies and equipment and will inventory shipments and may work with program chairs on approval of invoices.  The Technician will act as the contact person for waste management, maintain records for Right-To-Know, including the MSDS/SDS libraries and HMIS/GHS labeling.
  • Monitoring and maintenance of equipment.  Lab Technician will schedule and supervise maintenance, repair, and service of all equipment and instruments as needed and monitor equipment and instruments for proper function on a regular basis.  Lab Technician may also carry out routine maintenance of some equipment.
  • Work Study Student Supervision.  Work study students will report to the Laboratory Technician for assignments.  The Laboratory Technician will monitor work study student work attendance, job performance, and approve student time sheets.  The Technician will stay in contact with department members to ascertain needs that the work study students fulfill.  Work Study Students may be directed in the preparation of materials for laboratories, laboratory set up and clean up, and other such duties.

Located one hour south of Atlanta, LaGrange is a four-year liberal arts and sciences college offering 54 academic pre-professional and professional programs. Home to more than 1,000 students and affiliated with the United Methodist Church, the college is typically ranked among Southern comprehensive colleges by U.S. News and World Report. The city of LaGrange has a population of 30,000+ and is an inviting community with a sense of traditional Southern charm and old-fashioned hospitality, LaGrange is home to Fortune 500 companies, historic landmarks, unique shops, and restaurants for every taste. Area attractions, for children and adults, range from fine arts, including an art center, symphony, and performing arts to great outdoor life, including Callaway Gardens, West Point Lake, Pine Mountain, and FDR State Park. LaGrange also provides its residents an excellent recreational program. For more information about the city of LaGrange and the surrounding area, please check with the LaGrange-Troup County Chamber of Commerce.

Candidates should include with their application a cover letter,resume' and contact information for three personal references.


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