Part-Time Science Lab Assistant

Location: SCCC - Newton, NJ

Date Posted: 04/21/2021

Schedule: Part-Time

Type: Sussex Staff

Company: Sussex County Community College

Job Description

Sussex County Community College is currently looking for Part-Time Lab Assistants to perform a variety of tasks in a physical science laboratory setting.  These tasks include maintenance, cleaning and sterilization of equipment and laboratories and assisting with ordering of inventory and various recordkeeping functions.  May pickup and deliver equipment, prepare solutions and media and dispose of contaminated materials from the area.


Job Description

  • Assists with the preparation of media and chemicals for all Anatomy and Physiology, Biology and Microbiology classes and lab preparation for other Sciences as needed.
  • Assists the Dean or designee in determining experimental budget needs and performing vendor interactions to obtain quotes and best pricing.
  • Assists with instruction of student assistants in proper procedures relating to safety issues.
  • Transfers aseptically and disposes of all blood and body fluids according to all safety regulations.
  • Maintains current training in laboratory safety procedures through continuing education.
  • Assists in maintaining all necessary laboratory Standard Operating Procedures, OSHA and PEOSHA requirements for the laboratories.
  • Performs autoclave sterilization of used media/cultures.
  • Assists with the maintenance of inventory listings to ensure prompt ordering of replacement supplies.
  • Assists with maintenance of all bacteria, yeast and fungus cultures.
  • Assists with maintenance of all other living organisms.
  • Assists with the setting up and dismantling labs for all Science classes.
  • Assists with the cleaning up of labs/equipment/glassware for all Science classes.
  • Assists with the maintenance and repairs specific equipment; or, contacts appropriate vendors to obtain quotes and best prices for repairs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Associate’s Degree, preferably in Biology or Chemistry. Bachelor’s Degree Preferred.

Essential Skills:

  • Working knowledge of current laboratory safety practices and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively interact with College faculty/staff and community representatives.
  • Ability to work with Excel and Word.

Contact Person:

Human Resources

To Apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to   Sussex County Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Effective September 1, 2011, the NJ First Act requires that certain classifications of persons employed by a public higher education institution will have 365 days within which to establish a principle residence in NJ. Failure to comply will render the individual unqualified to continue to hold the position. Individuals may seek exemption from the residency exemption committee based on critical need or hardship.