Technical Assistant – Science Laboratories

Reporting to the Chair of the Science, Technology, and Mathematics Department, the Technical Assistant prepares science laboratories for instruction and assists students in applying and practicing concepts and operations learned in science classes. The Technical Assistant must be able to handle and store chemicals in accordance with regulatory requirements, manage purchasing and inventory, and communicate effectively with faculty in the department so that laboratory sessions support student learning.


  • Bachelor’s degree in science, Biology or Chemistry preferred;
  • At least two years of appropriate experience in a laboratory setting;
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Ability to interact well with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities;
    Computer proficiency.


  • Collaborates with faculty and staff to maintain a safe environment in laboratories and storage areas.
  • Coordinates with faculty to choose and adapt labs as appropriate.
  • Prepares science laboratories for instruction, including: Providing materials, equipment, and chemicals as needed.
    Setting up and breaking down labs.
  • Maintains the appearance and operation of the science labs, including notifying the appropriate department(s) of maintenance/housekeeping issues or needed repairs/upgrades.
  • Orders, receives/stores, and maintains an up-to-date inventory of all lab supplies and equipment.
    Serves as a chemical hygiene officer.
  • Maintains chemical stocks, mixing solutions, and important documentation
  • (e.g. Safety Data Sheets), while following safe handling and storage
  • practices.
  • Maintains waste chemical inventory, including all required documentation.
  • Coordinates chemical and biohazardous waste disposal.
  • Supervises the work-study students in the lab prep area.
  • Helps supervise students in laboratories and/or proctor exams, as
    requested by department instructors.
  • Responsible for other duties as determined by the Chair of the Science, Technology, and Mathematics Department and/or the Dean of Liberal Arts, Sciences, and Health Sciences.

    Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; the review of resumes will
    be on-going. The full salary range is $45,000 to $48,000. Please submit your cover
    letter, resume, and the contact information including emails for 3 professional

    SUNY Sullivan Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity College

    SCCC is an equal opportunity employer. SCCC is committed to extending equal opportunity in
    employment to all qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of
    our academic community. SCCC encourages applications from all qualified individuals without
    regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender
    identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status,
    veteran or military status, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable local, state
    or federal laws. Hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States.

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