Instructional Support Tech II
San Jose State University
San José
hace 5 días

Instructional Support Tech II

Location : San José

Categories : Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Education Support Professionals

Job Summary

Working independently under the limited supervision of the Microbiology Instructional Support Technician Lead, the Instructional Support Technician II (IST II) assists in daily operations of the Micro Service Center, and performs comprehensive support services for both lower and upper-division laboratory classes in microbiology and molecular biology.

  • Duties will include, but are not limited to : general cleaning and upkeep of teaching and common equipment areas in the SJSU Department of Biological Sciences;
  • restocking consumables in teaching labs; general set up, maintenance of, and breakdown of teaching labs; receipt and appropriate handling of shipments for Shipping and Receiving.

    In addition, upon receipt of laboratory course schedules from instructors each semester, the position develops a calendar of all materials and supplies needed for the semester.

    The IST II will procure (from SJSU approved vendors), prepare, and aliquot reagents requested by instructors needed to carry out laboratory exercises.

    Duties also include regular communication with faculty regarding laboratory support needs, and any other support duties that might be identified within the skill set of the IST II.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Procure (from SJSU approved vendors) laboratory support supplies, materials and services for laboratory courses within the Microbiology, Molecular Biology and Physiology area as assigned
  • Coordinate with staff to arrange repairs of broken / malfunctioning equipment as needed
  • Working with faculty, assists in developing new laboratory exercises
  • In collaboration with other ISTs, responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Service Center and the care, proper operation, and maintenance of the majority of scientific instrumentation that is used by microbiology and molecular biology classes
  • Collection, handling, processing, and proper disposal of biologically hazardous waste generated in teaching and research labs
  • Coordinate inventory of materials, instruments, and equipment required by the Microbiology Service Center
  • Provide ongoing support for projects that require equipment, supplies, or other technical support
  • Cross training in other areas as needed
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • May be required to lift up to 40 pounds and work on multiple floors of a seven-story building
  • Must be able to work with a variety of chemicals and organisms normally found in a biology laboratory, including hazardous chemicals, microbes, vertebrate animals, and other organisms
  • Ability to compose and appropriately format correspondence and reports
  • Ability to calibrate and maintain scientific instrumentation
  • Working knowledge of, and ability to operate, scientific instrumentation used in molecular and microbiology
  • Working knowledge of the use of aseptic technique
  • Required Qualifications

  • A combination of education and experience will be considered
  • Equivalent to three years of experience providing instructional support services for a related unit or discipline, or in producing materials or supplies or repairing equipment in a discipline related to the area to which assigned
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or a related field
  • Three years of experience in laboratory class support or similar support work
  • Compensation

    Classification : Instructional Support Technician II

    Anticipated Hiring Range : $4,532 / month - $4,730 / month

    CSU Hiring Range : $3,907 / month - $6,779 / month

    San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .

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