Chief College Laboratory Technician

CUNY John Jay in New York

Deadline May 13, 2012
Date Posted April 4, 2012
Type Non tenure track
Salary 49,801-79,340
Employment Type Full-time

Chief College Laboratory Technician


Job ID: 5593

Job Title Name:
Chief College Laboratory Technician

Contract Title:
Chief College Laboratory Technician

Position Type:

Closing Date:
May 13, 2012

$49,801 - $79,340

College website:

Directs and trains other laboratory or technical personnel under general supervision and performs highly specialized work requiring significant theoretical knowledge, scientific and technical expertise, professional judgment, and insight in one of the fields of laboratory or applied science.

May oversee multiple laboratories in a single department, or laboratories in multiple departments with a significant number of technicians.  Highly specialized work may include development of research designs and fabrication, modification, repair, maintenance and operation of highly complex research or technical equipment.

Job Title Name: Chief College Laboratory Technician

Chief College Laboratory Technician


John Jay College of Criminal Justice, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), is an internationally recognized leader in educating for justice, committed to the advancement of justice and just societies. It is a public liberal arts college that enriches the entire learning experience by highlighting themes of justice across the arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Located steps from Lincoln Center at the cultural heart of New York City, the College offers bachelors and masters degrees and participates in the doctoral programs of the Graduate School of the City University of New York. John Jay College is also recognized for serving a broadly diverse student population. Under the leadership of its fourth president, Jeremy Travis, John Jay College has experienced unprecedented faculty hiring, an expansion of its curricular offerings, and the opening in 2011 of a new 600,000 square foot building complete with a black-box theatre, state-of-the-art lab space for students and faculty, a moot courtroom, and a variety of virtual learning settings. As evidenced by so many on-going developments, the College offers its many new faculty and staff the opportunity to shape the future of their institution.

The Chief CLT will oversee all instructional laboratories in the science department and supervise approximately 10 full-time and dozens of part-time laboratory technicians in these responsibilities and other highly specialized work.

The Chief CLT supervises all laboratory operations of the department including:
- Procurement, recordkeeping, and distribution of laboratory supplies and equipment following sound budgeting and inventory protocols.
- Maintenance and updating of chemical and equipment inventories and facilitation of timely waste disposal.
- Routine maintenance and repair of highly specialized laboratory equipment and instruments.
- Preparation of chemical reagents, setup of equipment, and displays for laboratory exercises and experiments.
- Compliance with departmental policy and all relevant local, state, and federal regulations regarding chemical hygiene, hazardous waste disposal, environmental protection, and employee safety and health.
- Selection, hiring, supervision, and training of all full-time and part-time CLTs in the performance of similar duties as directed.
- Assignments and scheduling of full- and part-time CLTs to cover all laboratory courses in the department.
- Adherence to proper budgetary procedures for expenditures and acquisitions, as well as personnel matters including annual evaluations and corrective counseling.

High School Diploma with a minimum of twelve years' related experience.  Additional education may be used to meet the experience requirement: an Associate degree may be substituted for two years experience, a Bachelor's degree may be substituted for four years experience, and a Master's degree in an area appropriate to the duties to be performed may be substituted for an additional one year's experience.  This position requires a high level of technical expertise.

Preferred Qualifications include:
- a high degree of experience and familiarity with practical laboratory procedures and maintenance, particularly in the field of chemistry
- at least a bachelor of science degree in a laboratory-based natural science such as chemistry, biology, or physics, but master's and doctoral degrees are ideal
- experience in the supervision of others in a professional scientific setting because this position will supervise dozens of other laboratory technicians
- experience in compliance with safety and chemical hygiene regulations
- substantial experience in diverse scientific settings, including the private or industrial sector, government laboratories, and academic institutions that will add to our collective wisdom and experience

$49,801 - $79,340

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


Position to start July, 2012.

Paper applications will not be accepted; materials must be sent as attachments in an email to the address below.

Please send the following:
1) A cover letter expressing interest and qualifications (max. 1 page), and
2) A long-form resume or curriculum vitae.

In addition, please request that at least two, preferably three, letters of recommendations be sent to the email address below.

Importantly, we only accept letters of recommendations that come directly from the recommender.  Applicants that are selected as semi-finalists will be asked for permission to contact at least three former supervisors or other qualified recommenders.

All materials and correspondence should be addressed to:

Lawrence Kobilinsky, Chairperson
c/o Nathan H. Lents, Deputy Chairperson

May 13, 2012

We are committed to enhancing our diverse academic community
by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply.  We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.

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