Laboratory Technician I

Apply now Job no: 508733
Work type: Staff Part Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Biology
Pay Grade: 14
Categories: Laboratory & Research, Classified Staff Union (CSU)

General Summary: 

The incumbent of this position will serve as a Laboratory Technician and will be responsible for performing laboratory work associated with reagent preparation, apparatus and materials set up as part of the academic lab courses. Other tasks related to this role include establishing and maintaining a well-organized lab environment.

Examples of Duties: 

Duties include, but are not limited to: reagent preparation and testing, equipment calibration, assisting with maintaining and organizing lab equipment, records and supplies, assisting laboratory coordinator and teaching assistants with troubleshooting aspects associated with laboratory exercises, presenting experimental results, washing and autoclaving of lab items, and ensuring that safe laboratory practice is followed.


A BS in the biological sciences is preferred. The successful candidate will have basic laboratory experience and be comfortable with general lab techniques and/or ample laboratory course work in both biology and chemistry.  With a working lab knowledge of two or more of the following areas: cell biology, genetics, molecular biology, microbiology or biochemistry.  Attention to detail and good record-keeping skills, strong written and oral communication skills, and computer literacy (especially Microsoft Excel).  Must also have the ability to follow oral and written instructions and the ability to work well with others.  Must be able to handle supplies and items of up to 30 lbs.

Application Instructions: 

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional work references.

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date.

Grade: 14  

Hourly Rate: $22.08

This is a Part time (20 Hours), non-exempt position.

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

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Applications close: Eastern Daylight Time

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