Science Lab Assistant

Science Lab Assistant


Southeastern Community College
4564 Chadbourn Highway
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: 910-642-7141

Job Location

Whiteville, NC

Columbus County


In accordance with salary plan



Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, January 26, 2023
Closes: Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Target Start Date

Monday, March 13, 2023

Expected Work Hours

M-F 20-25 hrs/week

Reports to

Chemistry Instructor

Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

  • An Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in a laboratory science (or related) field.
  • Sufficient interpersonal skills to be effective in the position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work and/or educational experience in a laboratory setting.

Position Description

Under the direction of the Dean of Student Learning & Engagement, the Science Lab Technician provides support to college faculty by giving laboratory and field assistance as specified by faculty.  In order to accomplish the objectives of the position, the Science Lab Technician performs the following functions:

Essential Duties:

  • 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.
  • Assists faculty with technology components of courses
  • Work in the day, evening, on Saturday, at unconventional times or via distance learning as necessary
  • Demonstrate commitment to the community college "open door" philosophy and the comprehensive community college concept

Biology/Chemistry Technician

  • Sets up each laboratory to which he/she is assigned (laboratories for one or more of the following subjects: General Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Zoology, Botany, Introductory Chemistry, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry) including the following tasks (as appropriate):
  • Assembly of materials and equipment required in the lab
  • Preparation of chemicals, mixtures, and solutions
  • Preparation of microbial cultures
  • Restore equipment and unused materials after completion of the lab
  • Final clean up and preparation of laboratory room for the next class

How to Apply

The starting date for the positions is 3/13/23. Salary is dependent upon qualifications, experience, and labor market. Excellent references from previous employers must be furnished upon request.

A completed Southeastern Community College application (located on the SCC website), a resume, letter of interest addressing the requirements and educational transcripts (unofficial copies of transcripts will be sufficient for the screening process, but official copies must be submitted prior to employment) must be submitted to the college Human Resources Office in order for applicants to be considered for this position. Initial review of applications will be 2/15/23 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should send all documents and inquiries to the Human Resources Office, Southeastern Community College, P.O. Box 151, Whiteville, NC  28472.  Telephone (910) 642-7141, extension 246.

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Job Post Contact

Bill Maultsby