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Technician II Band B -Nonexempt Department of Microbiology College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Ithaca, New York
Who We Are
CALS is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University's second-largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy and environmental resources; and social, physical, and economic well-being.
The Department of Microbiology has ten active research laboratories that focus on molecular and environmental microbiology. It serves as the home Department for the Graduate Field of Microbiology (with more than 40 affiliated faculty members) and provides a center for instruction related to numerous aspects of microbial biology.
What You Will Do
As the Classroom Technician, you will meet with teaching staff to discuss upcoming projects to ensure that proper supplies are available when needed. Prepare and provide sterile glassware, pipettes, and disposable materials to the microbiology teaching labs. Also, you will prepare stock solutions and routine media. Assist Department Safety Representative in maintaining a safe laboratory environment and ensuring that all laboratory protocols and procedures adhere to safety requirements. Specific duties include:
Instructing graduate students and staff on proper operations and procedures of equipment.
Providing proper storage of lab supplies to ensure resources are available when needed.
Delivering media and supplies to classrooms each day and remove unused media.
Scheduling and performing routine maintenance on laboratory equipment.
Assisting in maintaining records regarding safety; scheduling safety checks in the laboratory.
Processing and handling all incoming shipments; responsibilities include putting away supplies to ensure proper storage in freezer or dry storage areas as appropriate.
Helping to assemble and/or install equipment as needed.
Assisting in keeping the laboratories, media room, and washroom organized.
What We Need
We are looking for a talented individual that enjoys working in a classroom setting to provide technician support to teaching faculty and staff. We need someone with strong customer service skills with a focus on excellence and who excels at building relationships with multiple stakeholders. Additionally, we need someone who has:
High School Diploma and 2+ years of experience working in a laboratory environment, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook), Adobe, and other common software programs.
Proven organizational and time-management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills with proven ability to work with diverse audiences in group and one-on-one settings.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to develop effective working relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
Ability to work independently and take initiative.
Knowledge of laboratory safety protocols and guidelines.
Must be physically capable of performing the functions associated with this position, including the ability to move and lift up to 50 pounds, visual concentration, and manual dexterity are required.
Experience that demonstrates sound judgment, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to create an inclusive, high-quality, and respectful work environment both in a team setting and independently to achieve departmental and university goals.
Must exercise sound and ethical judgment when acting on behalf of the University.
If you possess these experiences and skills, this may be the role for you! There are a few other qualifications that we would view as incredibly helpful in this role, including:
Bachelor's degree in biological or life sciences.
This is a 10-month, 30 hours/week position from August 16 to June 15 each academic year; it is located in Ithaca, New York.
Rewards and Benefits
We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and generous retirement contributions.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 12 holidays: e.g., an end-of-year winter break, from December 25 through January 1.
Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Part-time Study and Employee Degree Program, Tuition Aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
No relocation assistance is provided for this position. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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