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  Job Title: College Laboratory Technician - Chemistry
  Job ID: 17892
  Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
  Location: Queens College

​In support of the campus mission, strategic goals and plans, Queens College seeks to fill one College Lab Tech (CLT) vacancy in the Chemistry Department. Queens College (City University of New York) is an engine of social mobility, a public institution serving New York City’s highly diverse and global population. Our 19,000 students realize their potential through our undergraduate and graduate degrees, honors programs, and experiential learning opportunities (including internships, service learning, and research). Located in the heart of Queens, at the crossroads of public higher education and the NYC workforce, Queens College graduates the most teachers, counselors, and principals in the NY metropolitan area, has more computer science majors than any NYC college, has the third largest business and accounting program of any school in NY State, and has renowned programs in the fine and performing arts, humanities, social sciences, and STEM.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers American Chemical Society-certified undergraduate majors in Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Chemistry Education. At the graduate level the department offers an MA program in Chemistry and participates in the CUNY Graduate Center Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Physics Ph.D. programs. Departmental facilities include renovated research and instructional laboratories and a variety of equipment and instruments for student and research use. Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness are encouraged to apply.

Reporting directly to the Senior College Laboratory Technician, the primary responsibilities of the College Laboratory Technician, in addition to the General Duties, include but are not limited to:

•    Prepares and dispenses solutions, reagents, and glassware to undergraduate chemistry lab students
•    Keeps chemical storage inventory, both physical and electronic
•    Orders chemicals through the purchasing system and assists Senior CLT with processing of invoices
•    Maintains the condition of labs and proper handling of chemical waste in the instructional labs.
•    Compliance with governmental safety regulations regarding storage and handling of chemicals and hazardous waste properly.


Performs highly-skilled laboratory functions and other technical duties in support of coursework.  

- Sets up, maintains, and organizes student laboratories 

- Assists students with setting up experiments and other learning exercises, and with the use of  equipment and materials 

- Maintains appropriate safety and hygiene standards 

- Maintains required documentation related to laboratory activities 

- Manages equipment and materials inventories.


High School Diploma with a minimum of four years' related experience.  Additional education may be used to meet the experience requirement: an Associate degree may be substituted for two years experience, and a Bachelor's degree may besubstituted for four years experience


​•    Experience in safe handling of chemicals, experience in preparation of chemical reagents

•    Working knowledge of computer software, including spreadsheets, purchasing, and chemical inventory
•    Knowledge of safe handling of compressed gas cylinders and liquid nitrogen and helium as well as possession of a C14 Certificate of Fitness from the New York City Fire Department
•    Experience working with students or customers
•    Ability to lift and move lab equipment


​Commensurate with experience and qualifications


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- In the box under "What", enter "17892"
- Click on "College Laboratory Technician- Chemistry"
- Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the instructions.

Please note that the candidates must upload a cover letter describing related qualifications and experience, resume, and the name and contact information of three (3) professional references as ONE DOCUMENT in any of the following formats:  .doc, .docx, or .pdf format.

**Please use a simple name for the document that you uploaded, for example:  JDoeResume.  Documents with long names cannot be parsed by the application system.

Visit the CUNY website to apply!
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on the job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.
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