Biology - Temporary Laboratory Technician

Bradley University invites applications for a temporary part-time Laboratory Technician in the Department of Biology.  This position is available immediately for the Spring 2013 Semester and ends May 31, 2013.

Bradley University is a distinctive, medium-size, comprehensive private institution of higher learning.  The University is located on an 85-acre campus in Peoria, the largest metropolitan area in central Illinois.  With approximately 5,000 undergraduates and 800 graduate students, Bradley offers the opportunities and choices of a larger university (with over 130 programs in five colleges, plus a graduate school) and the quality, personal attention, and challenge of a small private college. Bradley is rich in tradition and full of promise to become one of the nation’s best comprehensive universities. 

The technician will be responsible for operation and maintenance of ongoing experiments, and use and maintenance of instruments such as a nutrient auto analyzer, CHN-GC, and portable photosynthesis system.  The technician will also be responsible for ordering supplies and equipment, support in grant writing and research, fieldwork and supervision of research students for projects in support of the Department’s Multi-Scale Ecological research Group. 

The successful candidate must have completed all the requirements for a MS in Biology or closely related field by the start date.  Persons with BS in Biology or closely related field and significant experience commensurate with duties outlined will be considered.  Strong computer and data management skills and previous experience with the laboratory equipment listed above are required.  GPS and remote sensing skills are preferred.  The technician must be able to work independently. 

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application addressing the qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, and complete contact information for three professional references electronically to or via mail to:

                                                Dr. Kelly McConnaughay

                                                Department of Biology

                                                Bradley University

                                                1501. W. Bradley Ave.

                                                Peoria, IL  61625

Review of applications will be immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Employment with Bradley University is contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal background check.

Bradley University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  The administration, faculty and staff are committed to attracting qualified candidates from underrepresented groups.