Responsible for set-up, ordering and maintenance of the cell culture facility and set-up and maintenance of an existing electron microscope.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
- Maintenance of Biology Department equipment and laboratories.
- Provide minor repairs to electronics and instrumentation.
- Contact service engineers for repairs, calibration or preventative maintenance, as appropriate.
- Maintain records for Preventative Maintenance and Service Contract for autoclave.
- Keep departmental pipetman stock organized and calibrated at regular intervals.
- Arrange for disposal of departmental biological and chemical waste. Responsible for keeping disposal supplies available. Advise faculty and students of proper disposal for questionable items.
- Provide support for maintenance and continued use of the computing cluster, including helping students with access and user support.
- Provide accounts to collaborators at other institutions.
- Research instructions and install software packages.
- Troubleshoot access and computing problems.
- Back-up system software at regular intervals.
- Monitor physical systems (heat, cooling, power, etc.) relating to the computers.
- Electron Microscopy: Provide proper instrumentation use and radiation safety training.
- Provide imaging/analysis of samples, as appropriate.
- Contact service engineers for repairs or preventative maintenance for SEM.
- Demonstrate instruments to visiting guests and alumni.
- Maintain cell culture stocks to support instructional labs.
- Provide support for new faculty purchasing equipment and supplies from start-up funds.
- Maintain vendor accounts and records of past course purchases to facilitate efficient preparations for current & future classes.
- Arrange for delivery/installation as needed.
This position reports to the Chair of the Biology Department. May supervise student assistants.
Experience in cell culture technique, electron microscopy, and Microsoft Office programs is required. Additional experience in microbiology techniques and DNA analysis preferred.