Lab Technician – Biotechnology

Vacancy for: Faculty of Biotechnology

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Job Description:

• Under direct supervision of the Biotechnology Faculty Members and general supervision of the biotechnology faculty, the Lab Technician provides supplemental support to small groups of students enrolled in the related undergraduate tutorials and labs.
• Employees in this classification will develop, organize, and support student activities in the lab sections with guidance/direction from the department’s head and supervise student interactions.
• The Lab Technician will also be directly responsible for the upkeeping and maintenance of lab equipment.
• Promotes safety inside the laboratory .
• Prepares laboratory equipment on a weekly basis for related sections and practice hours.
• Prepares buffer, media, solutions, ..etc as instructed by faculty members.
• Operates the laboratory equipment and the autoclave for sterilization of laboratory tools.
• Trains and supervises other laboratory staff as needed.
• Conducts functionality checks of critical lab equipment on a day to day basis.
• Maintains, calibrates and tests all the equipment in the laboratory.
• Undertakes in-house fixing of damages in the laboratory equipment when applicable.
• Where necessary, liaises with the equipment vendors on matters of installation, and maintenance.
• Remains available for various lab sessions throughout the semesters.
• Attends meetings as and when required.
• Undertakes other duties activities as assigned by the supervisor(s).
• Perform inventory control and help in preparing quotations for existing and new equipment.
• Supervise students’ workers in the lab and validates their time sheets.
• Conducts orientation for new faculty members and TAs related to the existing equipment.

Job Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in Science or equivalent is preferred.


• Technical skills with biotechnology-related experiments.
• Computer skills.
• Knowledge of instruments related to measurements and material testing.
• Adequate communication skills in Arabic and English.

Post Date: Monday, June 20, 2022

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