Technical Assistant, Biology

Monroe Community College

Rochester, NY

Job posting number: #7107889

Posted: August 11, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Description:
Examples of Duties & Responsibilities:

Supervises and trains part-time employees (student aides).
Assures availability of all supplies. This can include locating suppliers, ordering, and coordinating delivery. The Technical Assistant would assume responsibility of entering purchase requisitions to streamline the department process.
Sets up lab materials and equipment as required for each course.
Maintains records of laboratory schedules and equipment needed and helps coordinate needs and schedules with other department personnel.
Assures proper operation of all laboratory equipment. Calibrates and adjusts instrumentation as needed. Trouble-shoots and coordinates repairs for defective or inoperative equipment.
Maintains a clearly identified location for equipment and supplies as well as helping maintain clean and orderly lab spaces.
Maintains live materials as needed for classroom use.
Maintains and organizes preserved materials, fresh materials, slides, and models as required for classroom use and monitors proper disposal after use.
Keeps appropriate records as required by OSHA rules, maintains current training in safety requirements and oversees lab safety procedures.
Prepares solutions at defined molar concentrations for laboratory use.
Attends departmental and campus-wide meetings as requested.

MCC Expectations:

Adheres to the College Code of Conduct.
Contributes to, supports, and maintains an equitable, inclusive, and collaborative College environment.
Maintains technological competencies utilized by the College.
Commits to the philosophy of a comprehensive community college.
Commits to professional growth. which includes seeking ongoing training in diversity, equity and inclusion to better serve students.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum of Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience with a foundation in natural science. Biology and Chemistry training is desirable. Knowledge of laboratory procedures and operations, especially experience with OSHA requirements is highly desirable.
Ability to lift materials weighing 50 lbs.
Evidence of organizational skills, ability to plan, organize and implement several tasks concurrently.
Evidence of effective communication skills (interpersonal, speaking and writing).
Evidence of team-centered, participatory work experience.
Evidence of experience with personal computers (e.g. word-processing) and willingness to learn new systems.
Commitment to continued professional growth.
Preferred Qualifications:

Earned master's degree or higher with a foundation in natural science. from a regionally-accredited higher education institution.
Bilingual and able to read, write, and speak Spanish or other languages proficiently.

Additional Information:
MCC is currently testing a Pilot Telecommuting Program that runs from October 25th, 2021 to December 31st, 2022. Under the pilot program, this position may be eligible for remote work up to 5 days per pay period pending departmental need and leadership approval. The pilot program may be extended or terminated at any time at the College's discretion.

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