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Lab Technician

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Work type: Staff
Location: Los Angeles
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Research

As part of our equity and diversity commitment and continuing effort to offer career ladder opportunities to our employees, the following position is being offered as a promotional recruitment effort. Only current state staff on-campus may apply.

Job No: 516922; 8/22/2022


Instructional Support Tech III
Biological Sciences

Salary Range: $4,283 - $7,430/Monthly


Work ScheduleFull-Time, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Temporary one-year appointment from date of hire. May be extended, may become permanent; non-exempt classification.


Essential FunctionsUnder general supervision of the Chair of the Biological Sciences Department, the full time Instructional Support Technician III (IST) will perform comprehensive support services for departmental curriculum with an emphasis towards the microbiology lab courses. The IST will make extensive use of materials and supplies including live (BSL 1 and BSL 2) and fixed specimens or unique and scientific equipment in teaching laboratories or instructional centers appropriate for achieving curricular goals. The IST will be responsible for preparing scientific laboratory materials and maintaining specialized equipment necessary for teaching needs and exercise the knowledge and judgment related to properly managing and maintaining various scientific materials. Some materials are living and/or fragile requiring special handling, storage, safety precautions, or disposal procedures especially for biohazardous and chemical waste. These complexities will require substantial planning to project needs and require development of systems to deliver support appropriately. The IST will serve as a liaison to other areas of the University in order to coordinate any necessary resolution of instruction-related issues.

Required Qualifications & Experience:A Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences or related discipline from an accredited college of university and at least two years of relevant experience in the ordering, purchasing, accounting and supporting of technical materials, supplies and/or equipment. Experience in working with specialized instrumentation for molecular and/or cellular biology. The incumbent must have knowledge of procedures and practices relating to providing support services; with particular emphasis on microbiology; knowledge of procedures and practices related to ordering and inventory; and knowledge of the materials, supplies and equipment. The incumbent must have the ability to: operate relevant scientific equipment and computer interfaces; plan, organize and schedule activities; maintain records; adjust and perform simple maintenance on technical and scientific equipment; communicate in a professional manner and read and write at a level suitable for records maintenance and project needs. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the California State University. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University employees who may apply for the position.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The system-wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees (up)on date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Desired Qualifications: A MS degree in a Biological Science


Closing Date: Review of applications will begin September 5, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women, and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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