Lab Assistant - Biotechnology
Collin College - Plano, TX

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Job Description:
Prepares all classroom experiments using solutions/media
and supplies according to course syllabi and prep
sheets, using various products/chemicals and laboratory
equipment.
Maintains an adequate stock of required equipment and
supplies. Keeps an inventory of all types of equipment,
supplies and chemical/ bio-hazard waste, determines user
needs, and provides lab manager with the supply
requests. Tracks expiration dates of products as
appropriate. Ensures supplies are organized and
accessible according to department requirements.
Maintains equipment in laboratories and classrooms as
requested, performing minor repairs and maintenance as
required. Assures that all equipment is routinely
checked and maintained, informing the appropriate
supervisor of the need for major repairs and/or
replacements.
Assists in implementation of proper safety procedures
and standards; identifies and reports potential safety
hazards. Assists in the disposal of used/spent
supplies/products, in accordance with Federal EPA
regulations, State, local city ordinances and College
policies.
Organizes and maintains all lab rooms, completing all
tasks such as but not limited to washing and refilling
empty containers, collecting trash from all containers,
and putting away all unused clean containers. Adjusts
and cleans screens and monitors. Cleans spills and
equipment as specified by instructors or supervisor.
Maintains records, forms and system data, performing
data entry and copying as described.
Greets students, faculty, staff and the general public
in a friendly and professional manner. Answers the
telephone as quickly as possible, maintains professional
demeanor at all times, and maintains confidentiality of
all records.
May prepare various cultures, chemicals, stains,
solutions, dilutions, etc. from discipline prep sheets
and ensures used supplies are disposed of properly and
safely. May produce slides, handouts, flyers or other
collateral for classroom, recruiting activities, etc.
Trains new personnel as needed and requested. May assist
supervisor in monitoring the work of student assistants,
and/or part-time lab assistants, when requested.
Assists in the coordination of trouble shooting between
students, instructors, web services and others to help
solve problems. Assists faculty in the use of equipment,
software and tools. Connects and disconnects equipment
and tools according to oral or written instructions.
Cross-trains in various functions as required in order
to backup other staff positions
Attends all department and division meetings as required
and participates in professional development/health and
safety training courses as required by supervisor.
Represents the department at college and community
events.
Work schedules may be required to be flexible to
morning, afternoon or evening time frames as needed.
Other duties as assigned
Performs all duties and maintains all standards in
accordance with college policies, procedures and Core
Values.
Reviewed and updated 1/29/13 klk

Job Requirements:
One year of specialized training beyond the high school
diploma to include satisfactory completion of six to
eight hours of sophomore level course work in
Biotechnology. Associate's degree is desirable.
Two (2) years of directly related experience, including
at least one year of biotechnology lab work experience.
OR
Any equivalent combination of training and experience.
***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore
candidates will be subject to a criminal background
check.***

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