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The Catholic University of America
  • Position Number: 3037214
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research


Laboratory Technician - R&D


Job ID: 2022-11323
Category: Staff

Overview
We are looking for a Laboratory Technician to support our research and development activities. As a R&D Lab Technician, you'll be part of a diverse multi-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and physicists dedicated to solving environmental problem and facilitating studies on material properties. The Laboratory Technician is required to perform routine chemical laboratory functions under the supervision of the VSL Laboratory Supervisor, including handling various, sometimes hazardous, chemical materials involving: Conducting chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist ongoing department activities in research and development of new products or processes; Quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work related to practical, experimental or theoretical application of chemistry and related sciences; Effective monitoring of lab inventory and routine equipment maintenance; Familiarity with techniques such as quantitative pipetting and weighing, titration, and physical or chemical separation techniques; Experience with instrumental chromatography, spectroscopy, mass spectrometry or microscopy is advantageous.


Responsibilities
Supports operations of a specific laboratory or specific pieces of apparatus at Laboratory Supervisor's discretion.
Runs experiments and collects data: Prepares experiments and samples for testing; After appropriate training, operates designated pieces of equipment; Collects data and makes records in log books; Checks experimental equipment and maintains proper calibration; Adheres to specific written laboratory procedures for processes.
Supports the development and documentation of new laboratory procedures.
Maintains stock inventory of laboratory supplies and chemicals. Must be able to recognize and properly segregate hazardous substances for storage or disposal as necessary and assist with labeling of hazardous and chemical waste for disposal.
Maintains log books in manner consistent with written procedures, including: Making accurate records in log books; Making spreadsheets, text documents, and plots using software packages; Following written procedures for maintaining log books.
Ensures compliance with Laboratory Quality Assurance Plan and meet NQA-1 Basic Requirements in experimental work and documentation of that work.
Flexibility to learn and move between multiple laboratories on an as-needed basis.


Qualifications
A Bachelors degree or the equivalent in a discipline related to the duties of the position such as chemistry, materials science, or engineering. A minimum of two years experience may be considered in lieu of required formal education. One year of laboratory or professional experience with demonstrated experience in laboratory procedures involving physical and chemical analysis. Experience with laboratory equipment and processes, including but not limited to: Quality control, maintenance of environmental standards, and other work related to practical, experimental or theoretical application of chemistry and related sciences; Effective monitoring of lab inventory and routine equipment maintenance; techniques such as quantitative pipetting and weighing, titration, and physical or chemical separation techniques. Experience with instrumental chromatography, spectroscopy, mass spectrometry or microscopy is advantageous. The ability to follow verbal and written instruction, perform scientific measurements and collect data, work independently, as well as work as a member of a team, is necessary for success in this position. Proficiency in the use of personal computers and standard software packages, along with effective oral and written communication skills are also necessary. Must be able to function and complete tasks without continuous monitoring and direction from Supervisor.


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