Lab Specialist - Chemistry Department

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Work type: Staff Full-time
Department: Yeshiva College
Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY
Categories: Education/Teaching, Research, Lab Technicians

Position Summary:      

The Lab Specialist will be responsible for laboratory-based tasks, which include sampling, testing, measuring, recording and analyzing results in, chemistry.

Provide all the required technical support to enable the laboratory to function effectively whilst adhering to correct procedures and health and safety guidelines. 

Scientific laboratory technicians carry out fundamental tests as part of a scientific team.

Teaching a maximum two laboratory sessions per semester to include a maximum of two evenings per week until 11pm (during the academic year).

Position Responsibilities:

  • Performing laboratory tests in order to produce reliable and precise data to support laboratory instruction;
  • Carrying out routine tasks accurately and following strict methodologies to carry out analyses;
  • Preparing samples;
  • Ensuring the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced;
  • Covering laboratory courses in the evening and assisting faculty member when necessary;
  • Recording and sometimes interpreting results to present to senior colleagues;
  • Using computers and performing mathematical calculations for the preparation of graphs;
  • Keeping up to date with technical developments, especially those which can save time and improve reliability;
  • Demonstrating practical procedures if working in education;
  • Conducting searches on identified topics relevant to laboratory instruction;
  • Following and ensuring strict safety procedures and safety checks;
  • Preparing and setting up labs for faculty and class use;
  • Teaching a maximum 2 laboratory courses per semester at the discretion of the department chair and Dean. This includes grading laboratory reports and/or assignments.

Experience & Educational Background:

  • Master’s degree
  • Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Computer literacy
  • Ability to work flexible hours to include occasional evenings

Skills & Competencies:

  • The ability to learn specific, practical techniques and apply this knowledge to solve technical problems;
  • Good hand and eye coordination and the ability to use technical equipment with accuracy;
  • The ability to maintain and calibrate technical equipment;
  • Time management skills in order to work on several different projects at the same time;
  • Flexibility in order to work with and provide support for a number of people (e.g. officials within the university sector, students with their research and academics with independent research projects);
  • Excellent oral communication skills in order to work effectively with colleagues from all parts of the organization and to explain complex techniques to interested parties;
  • Experience in providing demonstrations;
  • Teamwork skills. Attention to detail

About Us:       

Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more. 

We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve.  We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University’s retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

Equal Employment Opportunity:           

Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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