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Laboratory Technician - Gen Ed Sci

Dallas, Texas Job ID: 201881
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Under direct supervision of the Campus Academic Dean, the Laboratory Technician is responsible for the maintenance of equipment and instruments, maintains cleanliness and safety procedures and manages requisitions for supplies within the laboratory setting. Provides assistance to instructors for the purpose of preparing for laboratory lessons according to assigned schedule and assisting students during instruction.

Essential functions and Responsibilities: (Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.)

Maintains equipment and instruments, assists instructors in setting up and taking down teaching laboratories.

Completes inventory reconciliation and ordering laboratory supplies and equipment.

Implements laboratory safety measures in coordination with the Safety and OSHA regulation.

Ensures laboratory facilities orderly and clean.

Assists instructors in all areas related to their laboratory teaching responsibilities.

Provides academic and instructive assistance to science faculty and if deemed necessary by the faculty assists students.

Attends periodic training sessions given by faculty and staff members to increase competency in assisting students.

Ensures that assigned labs are prepared according to provided schedules.

Provides for neat and orderly maintenance of assigned labs, storerooms and prep areas.

Meets with lab instructors to review assignments, activities, and concerns.

Provides for proper care, storage, maintenance and repair of equipment, including stored equipment.

Schedules regular maintenance for equipment; fills out and follows through on maintenance requests.

Provides lab safety/hazardous material handling instruction; ensures appropriate local and state safety standards are met, including proper storage/disposal.

Conducts periodic lab safety/sanitation checks, with summary reports to supervisor.

Follows-up on requisitions for lab supplies and equipment.

Places orders at the direction of department chairperson or designated instructors.

Provides evaluations and other reports as requested.

Assists students in achieving a better understanding of specific subject material and in improving academic capabilities in designated areas.

Reports concerns to supervisor such as absenteeism, lack of class/tutor session preparation, questions pertaining to academic integrity, or any other indications of obstacles to academic success.

Maintains regular and timely attendance, reports to work as scheduled and assures time worked and/or time-off is recorded properly.

Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the University’s Code of Ethical Conduct, Compliance Agreement, Sexual Harassment Policy or any of its policies and procedures, applicable federal and states laws, and applicable professional standards.

Maintains established department policies, procedures and attends in-services and other required meetings.

Maintains confidentiality of all student, associate, and/or university information as required.

Exercises care, proper use and maintenance of department equipment and supplies and identifies unsafe conditions and makes appropriate adjustments.

Maintains order, cleanliness and safety at work.

May perform other duties as assigned.


Master’s degree in an appropriate field of science preferred.

Bachelor’s degree will be accepted with at least five additional years of laboratory experience.


None required.


Minimum of 1 year experience as a laboratory technician working in any fileds of biological sciences.

Experience with MS Office.

qualifications/Skills: (Every effort has been made to identify the essential skills/qualifications of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only skills/qualifications you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of skills/qualifications does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential skill/qualification of the position.)

Ability to be proactive, independent, highly motivated, collaborative, and dedicated to building and operating an outstanding laboratory environment.

Ability to demonstrate good oral and written communication skills.

Ability to work effectively in a highly ethnic and culturally diverse student and associate community.

Ability to help students develop a high level of motivation in academic areas.

Ability to take initiative and work on projects with minimal supervision.

Ability to demonstrate excellent organizational skills; follow through and attention to detail; and meet deadlines.

Ability to work independently with light supervision.

Ability to exercise good customer service skills.

Ability to demonstrate strong professional verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

Willingness to work a flexible schedule that includes evenings and weekends.

Ability to exercise good judgment.




For over 100 years, West Coast University has been educating and preparing students for professional careers across our six campuses located in Southern California, Dallas, Miami, and Online. As part of our unique student-centric approach to advanced healthcare education you will be empowering future healthcare professionals. At West Coast University our students are Ahead of the Curve. Our Mission is to embrace a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success. We deliver transformational education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability.

Our benefited faculty and associates are offered a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Financial & Retirement
  • Family & Parenting
  • Vacation & Time Off
  • Perks & Discount
  • Professional Development

West Coast University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

Primary Location: Dallas, Texas Campus: WCU Dallas Function: Support

My colleagues and coworkers are sincerely passionate about student success and have a strong team spirit. Our fundamental goal is to improve the quality in our education and service. WCU rewards people with strong team-spirit, a great vision, dedicated commitment, and a high ethical standard.


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