Laboratory Technician

Schenectady, NY - Posted: 11/30/16 | SHARE:


Full Time- Benefit Eligible

Grade T1

40hrs per wk, 52 wks per yr

The Chemistry Department Laboratory Technician is responsible for procuring and preparing reagents, equipment, teaching aids, and other materials for chemistry laboratory instruction and research. This includes preparation, set up and break down of teaching labs in coordination with faculty; ordering supplies, delivering them to labs, tracking and reconciling expenses, and entering them into an online inventory system; and washing of glassware and maintaining cleanliness and organization of laboratory rooms. The Laboratory Technician is also responsible for training and supervising a group of work-study students and ensuring that all safety procedures are followed.


The position requires an Associates degree in Chemistry (including coursework in general, organic, and analytical chemistry) (Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or Biochemistry preferred), with 1-3 years experience with solution preparation, instrument utilization, and recordkeeping. In addition, knowledge of chemical safety procedures, multitasking skills, the ability to balance the needs of many faculty members, and the flexibility to adapt to changing department needs are highly desirable. Physical requirements include lifting and carrying up to 30 lbs. Must also be safety conscious and able to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students.

To Apply:

Please apply via email, U.S. Mail, fax or in person:

Human Resources
Req. # 7297
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

Telephone: (518) 388-6108
Fax: (518) 388-6529

Please submit all electronic application materials as a single pdf or doc file.

Union College, founded in 1795, is a highly-selective, independent college. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is known for its distinctive blend of the liberal arts and technology. Union College offers its full-time employees an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

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