Bio Lab Tech

  • University of La Verne
  • La Verne, CA 91750, USA
  • Jun 06, 2024
Full time Health & Medical Services

Job Description


University of La Verne

Bio Lab Tech

Job Description Summary:
The Biology Lab Technician will prepare and set up assigned labs for the Biology Department. These labs include, but are not limited to: General Biology, Cell Biology, Human Anatomy, and Human Physiology. In addition to this, they will facilitate and coordinate the preparation of other labs in the absence of the other lab staff. They will facilitate the delivery of safety lecture for all assigned laboratories at the beginning of each semester and ensure that all chemicals and equipment are in place and ready for lab assignments to be carried out. The employee will be responsible for the maintenance, cleaning, and organization of laboratories and equipment. This person will need to have a valid driver's license and have a good driving record. They will assist with the transport of students to and from field lab locations and provide support in the operations of the greenhouse. Lastly, this person must demonstrate the ability to oversee the handling and care of department live animals (snake).

Specific Duties:
Prepare Biology Laboratories and Equipment for lab sessions:

a. Prepare solutions and reagents for lab experiments

b. Re-stock solutions used prior to each lab period and make more if needed

c. Ensure that all labs are equipped with appropriate equipment needed

d. Attend TA meetings and work with designated Lab instructors to address safety issues and any changes needed to the lab

e. Properly sort, label, and store chemical waste generated in each lab

f. Perform and/or arrange for repairs of equipment as needed

g. Maintain cleanliness and organization in lab spaces, stockrooms, and related spaces

h. Transporting students to and from field lab locations

i. Maintenance, feeding and care for department live animals (snakes)Assist Department Faculty & Staff:

a. Assist faculty and staff with various projects as needed

b. Assist in keeping the chemical inventory up-to-date

c. Maintain cleanliness and organization in lab spaces, stockrooms, and related spaces

d. Initiate work orders to Facilities/OIT that pertain to maintenace/repairs in the lab spaces (i.e. leaks, ventilation, temperature, network, etc.)

e. Attend and participate in staff-relevant NSD and Biology meetings

f. Managing overall operations of greenhouseEnforce Department’s Safety Guidelines, such as Lab Attire and proper PPE Additional duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • One year advanced understanding of Biology equipment, tools, terminology, methods and procedures.
  • Excellent professional communication skills and phone etiquettes
  • Proficient in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted
    in the course of work
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite- Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • One year experience serving various communities within hired education including staff,
    faculty, and staff

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Works collaboratively & individually to complete major department objectives
  • One year of knowledge in higher education lab setting

Location: La Verne Main Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation

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