Lab Assistant, Natural Science (2 positions)
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota - Sarasota, FL

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Prepares material for open instructional laboratories according to established procedures.
Interacts with individuals outside of the College in laboratory preparations.

1. Prepares laboratories daily. Assures cleanliness and follows all national and state
requirements pertaining to the specific discipline.

2. Acts as the department’s representative when working with individuals outside State
College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota in the coordination of laboratories run by institutions renting State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota laboratory space.

3. Performs inventory of laboratory materials and equipment, and maintains records as

4. Coordinates use of laboratory equipment, media, and materials to meet daily student and
instructional requirements.

5. Facilitates a safe, secure and productive working environment. Demonstrates work methods
to new employees, participates in the orientation of new employees and assists in the work flow of peers.

6. Plans, prepares, and develops various teaching aids.

7. Participates in personal growth and development activities to maintain current in field and course requirements.

Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or general education degree ( GED ) and two years related experience, or one year of college in related field, or one year certificate from college or technical school and one or more years experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Generalized Skill set for Lab Assistants, Natural Science to include:
-Biology, Chemistry, Math background desirable
-Ability to multitask is essential
-Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner
-Ability to delegate work to and supervise Student Assistants
-Keen time management skills are required
-Detail oriented
-Service oriented
-Ability to maintain clear, concise records for lab set up, inventory and purchasing
-Ability to work in a team environment as well as ability to work independently
-Ability to maintain a clean, well-organized and safe lab environment
-Willingness to work a flexible, varying weekly schedule
-Computer skills such as MS Word, Excel, Outlook

Special Instructions to Applicants
Two (2) Lab Assistant positions are open. A description of each are listed below:

Position #1 Lab Assistant, Focused in Biology
-Experience with preparation of bacterial cultures, aseptic technique, preparation of media and agar plates, preparation of solutions, microscopy experience, micro-pipetting, spectrophotometry, gel electrophoresis, familiarity with anatomy, bacteria, protists, fungi, plants and animals.

Position #2 Lab Assistant, Focused in Biotechnology
-Knowledge of proteins, plasmid vectors, DNA technology, cell cultures, micro-pipetting, media preparation, dilution, aseptic technique, bacterial transformation and growth, DNA extraction, spectrophotometry, microscopy, preparation of solutions, ability to compose and maintain lab notebook

Veteran Preference:
This position is a career-level position and is eligible for veteran preference. If you qualify, please complete the Veteran Preference section of the application and attach a copy of your DD214.

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Department Name
Natural Science

Bradenton, Bradenton

Work Schedule
12 month

Work Hours From
Work hours/schedule may vary each week. The schedule is dependent on the requirements for the lab activities scheduled for a particular week.

Work Hours To
Hours are generally daytime and may run anytime from 8am to 5pm

Total Hours Per Week

Requested Start Date
Position #1: ASAP; Position #2: August 5

Job Type

Benefits Eligible

Hiring Range
12.10/hr to 15.13/hr


Job Open Date

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled