Multiuse Laboratory Technician

Operations San Diego, California


Position Summary:

The Multiuse Laboratory Technician is responsible for preparation, set-up, and maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies for the science laboratory. This position supports the faculty by preparing the laboratory for use, maintaining supplies, setting-up equipment, calibrating equipment and performing preventative maintenance on equipment. Work closely with university faculty and students to ensure a positive teaching and learning experience. Ensure compliance with OSHA/EPA/California regulations and safety requirements.

 Essential Functions:

  • Prepare for laboratory experiments and demonstrations for scheduled classes in close collaboration with university faculty. Maintain consumable and perishable components to OSHA/EPA standards.
  • Assist instructors and students during laboratory classes and open (weekend) laboratory hours. Train professors and students in the proper disposal of HAZMAT/BIOHAZ materials.
  • Maintain proper storage of hazardous materials and human pathogens per OSHA/EPA regulations and standards. Maintain proper documentation and permits on HAZMAT/BIOHAZ storage, disposal and training as required by the state of California. Liaison with university contracted safety, health, and environmental consultants as needed to achieve a safe working environment.
  • Maintain the laboratory and installed/portable equipment in good working order. Contract out for maintenance and repair as necessary.
  • Order, store, and maintain a current and complete inventory of laboratory supplies. Replenish stock as necessary.
  • Assist DSS in long range (six months) scheduling of laboratory classes.

Supervisory Responsibilities: NA


Education & Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in related area of study required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of working in a laboratory, experience in bio-techniques and concepts in areas of life, physical and forensics sciences, safety regulations and procedures in science laboratories, instrumentation including microscopes, spectrophotometers pH meters, autoclave, and general laboratory equipment.

Technical / Functional Skills

  • In depth knowledge of laboratory procedures, safety and chemical hygiene plans and small spill clean-up. Ability to conduct internet search and requisition for laboratory supplies, chemicals and equipment.
  • Working familiarity with Windows, spreadsheets, word processing, database, and Internet browser; basic record keeping practices and principles of staff training and supervision required.


  • PH meters, electronic balances, autoclave, incubators, di-Water system, spectrophotometers, and computerized physiology equipment (iWorx).

Travel: none required

The National University System is committed to maintaining a high-quality, diverse workforce representative of the populations we serve. As a network of nonprofit educational institutions, the System employs more than 3,300 faculty and staff and serves over 41,000 students. We are united in our mission to meet the global education demands of the 21st Century and are dedicated to creating a supportive academic and work environment that allows for students, faculty and staff to develop their interests and talents while experiencing a sense of community and a commitment to diversity. With programs available both online and at our many campus locations, the National University System is a leader in creating innovative solutions to education and meeting the needs of our diverse student population, including adult learners and working professionals.

The National University System offers a comprehensive benefits package, competitive salaries, and an opportunity to work in an innovative environment that supports diversity. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. The System does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other basis protected by state of federal laws.