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Chemical Instrumentation Laboratory Technician
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The Chemical Instrumentation Laboratory Technician (CILT) is an Academic Technical Support Staff position. The Technician will be expected to operate and maintain chemical instrumentation and other scientific equipment, as well as coordinate activities requiring these facilities in support of teaching, research, and routine chemical measurements. The Technician will work in more than one laboratory and with more than one faculty member to facilitate resource and equipment use.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develop familiarity with all instruments in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry: operational design features, operational requirements, capabilities, etc.

  2. Develop familiarity with the procedures, regulations, and protocols of the Water Quality Research Laboratory.

  3. Conduct field measurements, sampling, and laboratory measurements related to the Water Quality Research Laboratory.

  4. Keep an up-to-date user 1og for each instrument.

  5. Establish schedules for service and maintenance for all instruments in the department.

  6. Keep track of essential instrument supplies, e.g., cryogenics for NMR and ICP, compressed gases for Gas Chromatography, and solvents for liquid chromatographic systems.

  7. Coordinate with faculty to set up instruments for instructional activities as needed.

  8. Provide instrument training sessions for faculty and students as needed.

  9. All of duties as assigned by departmental supervisor.


The Technician must be able to manage multiple activities simultaneously. The Technician must have high technical and mechanical aptitude, and have good observation skills. The Technician must have problem solving skills, be able to work with his/her hands, think analytically, and pay attention to detail. The Technician must have a desire to learn new skills, a willingness to accept responsibility and a commitment to finishing projects and tasks.


A Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemistry or closely related field of science, with a strong background and experience in chemical instrumentation.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment either in person, via email at HROffice@hamptonu.edu, or fax to (757) 727-5969:

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

**No phone calls

**Incomplete applications will not be considered

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