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Part-Time Laboratory Technician (Technologist C), Science and Math

Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, New York, United States
Closing date
13 Apr 2024

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Job Description:

The Part-Time Laboratory Technician (Technologist C) provides technical related support for scientific education, research and outreach in the Science and Math department. Responsibilities will include stockroom management, maintenance of equipment and set up of demonstrations. Duties will include establishing and managing a digital database of chemicals and related lab materials, maintenance of electronic lab equipment and set up of class demonstrations for Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Material and Color Sciences.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions:
  • Chemical safety knowledge and adherence to all safety protocols.
  • Maintain ordering chemical supplies for departmental teaching and research projects.
  • Manage and update the chemical/laboratory database.
  • Serve as a primary safety contact for the department.
  • Management of digital databases for chemicals, equipment and instruments.
  • Prepare class demonstrations for biology, chemistry, physics, material and color science.
  • Partner with faculty to facilitate hands-on laboratory opportunities for students associated with classwork and research.

The preceding description is not designed to be a complete list of all duties and responsibilities required of the position; other duties may be assigned consistent with the classification of the position.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in the sciences required, graduate level education preferred.
  • C14 Certificate within 60 days.
  • 1-3 years of appropriate experience with materials characterization and the laboratory environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 3-5 years of appropriate laboratory experience.
  • Prior work as laboratory technician or chemical safety officer.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
  • Knowledge of instrumentation for spectroscopy and microscopy (including Scanning Electron microscopy, UV-Vis and IR spectroscopy).
  • Knowledge of the history, theories, methods, and applications of the physical, biological and chemical sciences.
  • Performing routine troubleshooting and maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Setting up a laboratory for classroom and research needs.
  • The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
  • Computer proficiency is MS/Google Suite applications.
  • Ability to prioritize safety and time needs in the laboratory.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately until the position is filled. Successful completion of a background check is required for appointment to this position once an offer has been made.


Salary Range: $34.81- $37.30 per hour

The UCE-FIT Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) dictates the compensation, benefits, and conditions of employment. Hiring Rate: $34.81- $37.30 per hour with step increments per Salary Schedule 91, after 18 months of service and annually thereafter.

Bargaining Unit Title
Technologist C

Work Schedule

Days/Hours: M-F, 25 hours per week, in person; work schedule subject to change based on needs of the department.


The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) provides comprehensive employee benefit programs designed to help keep our faculty and staff and their families healthy, safe, happy, and productive. Our programs also include a variety of components to help our employees improve the quality and balance of their work and family lives, and to help them prepare for their futures.

For a full list of FIT benefits, visit our benefits webpage .

Pay Equity by State Employers

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Visa Sponsorship

Fashion Institute of Technology is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Statement

FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360,

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Requirements

This position will be required to constantly read and comprehend, occasionally perform calculations, constantly verbally communicate, frequently analyze, and constantly write. The working conditions for this position will be on campus, primarily in an office. The physical requirement for this position will require constant sitting, occasional standing, occasional bending, frequent walking, and occasionally lifting 10 lbs. or less.

Application Instructions:

In order to considered for this position, please submit the following documents online:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcript
  • A list of three references with telephone numbers and email addresses

Returning Applicants - Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your submitted application materials.

Please note that due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to contact each applicant individually.

Additional information about the Fashion Institute of Technology can be found at: .

About Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), part of the State University of New York and an internationally renowned college of art, design, business and technology with a strong emphasis on liberal arts, sciences, invites nominations and applications for a Part-Time Technologist C.


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