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College Laboratory Technician - Anthropology (Human Biology)

City University of New York
Church Street, New York
Closing date
Jul 7, 2024

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Position Type
Biological Anthropology
Full Time
Organization Type
College Laboratory Technician - Anthropology (Human Biology)


Performs highly-skilled laboratory functions and other technical duties in support of coursework.
  • Sets up, maintains, and organizes student laboratories
  • Assists students with setting up experiments and other learning exercises, and with the use of equipment and materials
  • Maintains appropriate safety and hygiene standards
  • Maintains required documentation related to laboratory activities
  • Manages equipment and materials inventories.

Job Title Name: College Laboratory Technician


College Laboratory Technician




The Department of Anthropology at Hunter College ( seeks a College Laboratory Technician (CLT) to perform administrative and complex technical functions in Biological Anthropology laboratories in support of research and teaching.

Reporting to the Department Chair, the College Laboratory Technician (CLT) performs administrative, supervisory and/or complex technical functions in biological anthropology laboratories in support of faculty research and teaching in evolutionary biology, nutrition, molecular ecology, paleontology, and human biology.

Teaching-support roles include:
  • Organizing and assisting with supervision of lab personnel, including work-study students and interns
  • Assisting with ensuring research compliance meet appropriate environmental health and safety standards and certifications
  • Maintaining supplies in teaching labs
  • Keeping records of equipment and inventory

Administrative roles include:
  • Processing grant reimbursements
  • Purchasing consumables, software, and equipment for labs
  • Paying invoices & reconciling expenditures
  • Assisting with the management of study participant remuneration
  • Maintaining respectful and professional relationships with all the department faculty, staff, and students.

Research-support roles include:
  • Maintaining BSL-2 lab compliance
  • Maintaining Environmental Health & Safety standards and certification (fire safety, fume hoods, lab safety training)
  • Shipping and receiving sensitive materials including biological samples and frozen materials
  • Tracking sensitive materials and ensuring safe storage
  • Maintaining, calibrating and repairing lab equipment


High School Diploma with a minimum of four years' related experience. Additional education may be used to meet the experience requirement: an Associate degree may be substituted for two years experience, and a Bachelor's degree may be substituted for four years experience.


High School Diploma with a minimum of four years' related experience. Additional education may be used to meet the experience requirement: an Associate degree may be substituted for two years' experience, and a Bachelor's degree may be substituted for four years' experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelors or Masters in Biological Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Human Biology, or related STEM discipline;
  • Excellent oral and written communication;
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to establish plans, manage a large and varied workload of assignments with conflicting priorities, follow up and complete work by set deadlines;
  • Detail oriented and accurate with strong numerical analysis, evaluation, and research skills;
  • Ability to work productively as an individual contributor and collaboratively as a team member in a time-sensitive role;
  • Proficiency using computers and standard office, financial and relational database applications and systems, especially MS Excel, Office 365, Power Point and online general ledger and financial systems.
  • Demonstrated multicultural competency and ability to build strong relationships with students from a variety of backgrounds;
  • Demonstrated commitment to building and sustaining an inclusive community.


Salary commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience($50,655 - $59,378).


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.


Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 28519 .

Click on the "APPLY NOW" button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.

Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters - also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , -, _ or ç)).

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please include:
  • Cover Letter and/ or Statement of scholarly interests
  • Curriculum Vitae/ Resume
  • Names and contact information of 3 references

(Upload all above listed documents ¿ as ONE single file-- PDF format preferred.)


The committee will begin reviewing complete applications on June 18, 2024. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered if the position(s) remain open. The search will stay open, and screening and review of applications will be ongoing-- until the position is filled.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

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