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Science Laboratory Assistant (2 positions)

Norfolk, VA
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Science Laboratory Assistant (2 positions)

Science Laboratory Assistant (2 positions)

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Position Information

Position Type Wage/Hourly
Role Title Education Support Asst
Position Working Title Science Laboratory Assistant (2 positions)
Pay Band 01
Position Number W5558
Full or Part Time Part Time
Recruitment Type General Public – G
Location Norfolk
Position End Date (if temporary)

Job Description Information

Job Posting Number PT00369
Job Description Summary

Tidewater Community College seeks applications for two (2) part-time lab assistants in the Science Department Laboratories of the Norfolk Campus.


Laboratory assistants provide support to the Laboratory Science Manager as well as to science faculty. Laboratory assistants are generally hired to work in one particular science department (chemistry, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, general biology, geology/oceanography) but may be used in other departments based on the individuals’ experience. The two lab assistants will:

  • Set up weekly laboratory exercises and prepare the laboratory for the next week’s exercises;
  • Clean the laboratories between lab exercises;
  • Assist lab manager in autoclaving waste and maintaining stock bacteria cultures;
  • Prepare solutions for chemistry labs;
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization in prep room and laboratory spaces; and
  • Hold weekly open lab sessions for students to have additional access to anatomy and physiology models.
Required Qualifications

Knowledge of applicable science (chemistry, biology, geology/oceanography). Ability to multitask. Knowledge of materials and equipment used in science labs. Knowledge of preparation and cultures. Good communication skills to include ability to follow written and verbal directions. Ability to stand while preparing materials for lab use. Knowledge of Safety Data Sheets (SDS). Ability to work as a team. Ability to identify and mitigate safe and unsafe laboratory practices.

Preferred Qualifications

Associate of Science Degree in Science or related field, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and experience.

Work Schedule

The positions will be scheduled from Monday through Saturday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, up to 20 hours per week. Specific work shifts to be determined based on laboratory support needs.

Posting Detail Information

EEO Statement

Tidewater Community College is an EEO/AA employer and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The college actively encourages applications and nominations of qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, and older individuals.

E-Verify Statement

After accepting employment, new hires are required to complete an I-9 form and present documentation of their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Tidewater Community College uses the E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

Open Date 09/20/2017
Close Date 10/20/2017
Open Until Filled No
Hiring Range $10.51 per hour, part-time
Salary Information
Additional Information This position requires satisfactory completion of background checks prior to employment.
Special Instructions to Applicants

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Résumé
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
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