Biology Laboratory Technician

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 29, 2022
Oct 04, 2022
Full Time
Biology Laboratory TechnicianThe 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.Mason Science is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (A-JEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.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 Technician position is to prepare lab materials for all introductory biology courses (BIOL 102, 105 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;Prior to each laboratory section, manage and organize lab materials, prepare working reagents, and perform demonstration experiments;Prepare supply orders, as needed, and obtain best available pricing from vendors;Work with the department Chair to develop budgets for both courses;Training and supervising student lab workers,Maintaining equipment, and interfacing with Mason's Environmental Health and Safety Office; andThe 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.Required Qualifications:A Bachelor of Science degree in a biologically related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience;Experience with introductory lab preparation;Good interpersonal skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to learn new laboratory techniques; andDriver license and reliable transportation. Preferred Qualifications:Experience prepping in a University lab class setting; andA masters degree in a biologically related field.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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.

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