Laboratory Training Specialist

Laboratory Training Specialist


Wake Technical Community College
9101 Fayetteville Road
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-866-5000

Job Location

BioNetwork Capstone Center


Depends on Qualifications


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Friday, November 15, 2019
Closes: Friday, January 31, 2020

Target Start Date

Monday, February 10, 2020

Expected Work Hours

Varies - based on needs as determined by the Department Head

Reports to


Employment Type

Full Time Annual

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

General knowledge of biomanufacturing, microbiology, aseptic processing, cell culture and/or analytical laboratory skills

Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, bend, stretch and stand for extended periods of time 

Proficiency in the use of computer hardware and software, including Microsoft Office, email and internet applications

Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Willingness to learn and expand knowledge base

Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Exceptional organizational and time management skills

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Engineering or a related discipline and 3 years of relevant laboratory or industry experience.  

Preferred Qualifications

Master of Science degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Engineering or a related discipline and 2 years of laboratory or industry experience.  Prior experience in teaching or training is preferred

Position Description

This position is part of a state-wide Bionetwork program funded by the North Carolina Community College System.  Wake Technical Community College serves as the fiscal agent for this position.  Daily operational and supervisory activities are conducted and managed by North Carolina Community College System personnel. 

This position requires subject matter expertise in a Biomanufacturing related field and is responsible for occasional training responsibilities outside of the laboratory on topics in which this individual functions as the departmental subject matter expert. This position is responsible for coordinating and assisting with laboratory training, set-up and delivery. This position will be responsible for overseeing the installation, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of assigned laboratory instrumentation utilized by students and staff. 


 Responsibilities and Duties (*Essential Functions):To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential job functions satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary job functions herein described.

*Leads training and instruction to students on laboratory activities for assigned classes

*Delivers short courses to industry professionals as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in select topics such as Upstream Processing, Downstream Processing, Aseptic Processing, Lyophilization, Validation, Quality Systems, Analytical Methods, Assay Development or Equipment Operations

*Assists with the development of new courses and revision of current courses, including the development of laboratory activities

*Meets with vendors to support decision making processes on equipment purchases and coordinates annual maintenance contracts for assigned equipment 

Coordinates laboratory training set-up and clean up for delivery of training to students

Assists with decommissioning and surplus of equipment, inventory of consumables and ordering of supplies through E-Procurement system as needed

Writes grant proposals that provide funding for technology development and educational initiatives

Communicates as needed with facilities, vendors, service providers and clients within and outside of the college

Serves as a representative of BioNetwork Capstone Center at industry related conferences and meetings with internal personnel, external stakeholders or industry clients

Follows safe practices in the laboratories when working with laboratory equipment and chemicals

Performs other job-related tasks as assigned by supervisor and in support of BioNetwork goals, including tasks performed by a Laboratory Training Associate II

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