Relaxed yet productive workplace
Lab Technician (Current Employee) – Nashville, TN – January 1, 2018
I work part-time in a flexible role. Average days may include assisting in the following areas: preparation of laboratory work spaces for academic labs, chemical database management (reporting relevant changes in inventory to supervisor), prepared lab sample(s)/procedure quality control (especially relevant for novel/experimental lab procedures), independent research projects, diagnostic chemical instrument use/maintenance, teaching academic labs, post-lab sanitation/cleaning, drafting and editing educational and research manuscripts as requested, and other miscellaneous tasks relevant to a laboratory technician. In my role as chemistry lab tech, I have been able to reinforce and expand on lab skills originally learned through undergraduate coursework in chemistry and its related fields. Workplace culture is friendly and collaborative. Lab professors and students are frequently consulted regarding their needs and preferences. Hours as they relate to my position are very flexible. Difficulties encountered are usually a result of procedural fallacy (either in preparation or execution), chemical contamination (however, chemicals are prepared and set out in ways that are designed to minimize this risk), unforeseen spillage, etc. The staff and faculty that I work with are all very friendly and approachable. This is necessary to create memorable and enjoyable student lab experiences.
flexible hours, friendly environment
no benefits as a result of part-time employment, too much downtime