Science Lab Specialist - Microbiology
Company: Oakton Community College
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: January 22, 2023
Division of STEM and Health Careers
Des Plaines, IL
Dec 14, 2022
Open Until Filled
Full Time Staff
About Oakton College :
For 50 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where
thousands begin or continue their college or career studies.
Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more
than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life
for everyone who enters its doors.
Paid winter break
FRIDAYS OFF during the summer
Basic Function and Responsibility:
Under general supervision, plan and direct the delivery of
instructional support services needed for the completion of Biology
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
- Supervise the preparation of reagents, media and growth of
bacteria for all Microbiology courses on both campuses. Ensure that
reagents are transported to the Skokie campus for Microbiology
courses in a timely manner.
- Supervise and train employees as they prepare labs for
microbiology lab experiments. Supervise student employees as they
prepare labs for other Biology labs.
- Review experimental procedures and equipment with lab
instructors as necessary.
- Assist in coordinating BIOLOGY lab schedules and preparation
guidelines for experiments.
- Maintain the safety, security and cleanliness of assigned
Oakton laboratory facilities.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications and Working Conditions:
- A Bachelor's degree in Biology or related fields or an
equivalent combination of education and experience from which
comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired is
- Two years related laboratory experience is preferred.
- Two years supervisory experience is desirable.
- Ability to interact professionally and tactfully with people of
different levels of education, cultural backgrounds, and life
experiences, and to exhibit an adequate level of respect to fellow
employees and the College community at large.
- Preferred qualifications include: a bachelor's degree in
Microbiology or extensive experience in the preparation, and
classification, and growing of microorganisms.
Light lifting up to 30 lbs. and light carrying up to 30 lbs.
Ability to reach above shoulder. Periods of time spent sitting,
standing, walking, kneeling, bending and stooping. Mobility to move
from building to building on-Campus and to visit off-Campus
entities. Employees may be exposed to fumes or airborne particles,
toxic or caustic chemicals.
Administrative supervision is received from the Division Dean of
STEM Functional supervision may be received from Program Chair,
and/or designated faculty member and Science Lab Manager of
Functional supervision is exercised over approximately 8 -10
HOURS: Monday - Friday 1:45 am - 10:30 pm Hours may be flexible due
to the needs of the department
For further details, visit our website at www.oakton.edu and select
the Employment link to view Employment Opportunities.
Please be sure to have a current resume, cover letter, and list of,
at least, three (3) professional references with contact
information prepared to submit with your application.
Oakton Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution, committed to employing competent, qualified
individuals. Oakton Community College does not discriminate on the
basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability,
age, marital status, military status, socioeconomic status, sex or
gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation in admission to and
participation in its educational programs, college activities and
services, or in its employment practices.
Posted positions may be removed from the Oakton website without
notice when it is determined that no additional applicants are
Oakton is accessible by public transportation.
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