Sr. Lab Technician, Chemistry & Biochemistry at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware

Posted in Other 7 days ago.

Job Description:

Job no: 499122

College / VP Area: College of Arts & Sciences

Work type: Staff

Location: Newark

Categories: Research & Laboratory, Full Time



Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical laboratory duties in support of instructional and/or research programs. The position provides support for laboratory instruction across the curriculum (General, Organic, Analytical, Biochemistry) with an emphasis on organic and biochemical reagents and preparations. Independent judgment, thorough understanding of the theory, and practical understanding of the application of scientific techniques are required.


  • Prepares and distributes chemicals, unknown samples, chemical solutions and biological preparations to teaching laboratories.

  • Determines quantities to be prepared and distributed from written or oral instructions.

  • Maintains and controls inventories of supplies and equipment; initiates orders; receives, checks and stocks all ordered supplies and/or parts and equipment.

  • Responsible for proper disposal for all excess solutions, chemicals, and materials used in laboratory exercises.

  • Assists instructional staff in maintaining safe/clean environment of teaching laboratories. Provides training and oversight of student assistants.

  • Procures and sets up laboratory equipment, instruments and materials used in performing scheduled tests or experiments in the laboratory.

  • Demonstrates correct use of laboratory apparatus and instrumentation to teaching assistants as necessary.

  • Works with departmental staff to maintain standard instructional laboratory equipment, which may include troubleshooting and making minor repairs with or without departmental shop assistance; ensures equipment is in safe working order.

  • Works with departmental staff to maintain instructional laboratory computing facilities.

  • Records experimental procedures, measurements, observations and tests associated with set-up and checking of experiments used in laboratory instruction.

  • Keeps records and writes reports as required.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned. ENVIRONMENTAL/OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURES: Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials.


  • Minimum of High School diploma/GED and three years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • In-depth knowledge of laboratory techniques, procedures, instrumentation and principles of chemical science.

  • Proficient with laboratory-focused computer technologies and use of Microsoft Office.

  • Proficient with scientific math needed for chemical procedures used in solution preparation and introductory quantitative chemistry courses.

  • Familiarity with safe use of appropriate chemicals, supplies and equipment.

  • Ability to work independently from oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to work effectively with faculty members and students.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and interact well with people of all ages and with diverse backgrounds.

  • Ability to make independent decisions and judgments. Technical aptitude.

  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.


  • With or without assistance, must be able to routinely lift up to 50 pounds.

  • Requires dexterity in handling delicate and hazardous materials.

  • Ability to accurately discern colors and accurately measure out laboratory materials.

  • May require a valid vehicle operators license and evening and/or weekend working hours on-campus.

  • Employment is dependent upon passing a University-specified medical evaluation related to the use of respiratory protection equipment

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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