The George Mason University, Department of Biology, in the College of Science invites well-qualified candidates to apply for our Laboratory Technician position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Department: The Department of Biology offers B.A. and B.S. degrees in Biology, and a B.S. in Medical Laboratory Science. Our faculty are involved in graduate programs such as the M.S. in Biology, the M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy, the Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Policy, and the Ph.D. in Biosciences. We offer a broad curriculum with concentrations available in: A) Biopsychology; B) Biotechnology and Molecular Biology; C) Environmental and Conservation Biology; D) Microbiology; and E) Bioinformatics. The bachelor's degree programs in Biology provide a sound liberal arts education with substantial experience in quantitative and analytical thought, along with preparation for a related profession.
Responsibilities: The primary purpose of the Laboratory and Research Specialist position is to prepare lab materials for all introductory biology courses (BIOL 103, 106 and 213) in the Department of Biology in a timely manner to ensure the success of student exercises. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Working with Lab coordinators in the preparation of labs and maintaining cultures.
Training and supervising student lab workers.
Maintaining equipment, and interfacing with Mason's Environmental Health and Safety Office.
The incumbent is responsible for adjusting to changing conditions, ensuring that the laboratories meet all required safety standards, optimizing protocols as required/requested, and may be required to work occasionally outside of regular business hours.
A Bachelor of Science degree in a biologically related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
Experience with introductory lab preparation; and
Good interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to learn new laboratory techniques.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02079z at http://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 45915
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.