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The Schock Financial Aid Office

Address:
25 University Avenue, Suite 030
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2627
Fax: 610-436-2574
Email: Finaid@wcupa.edu


Fall Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-4:30pm

Summer Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am-4:00pm

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Chemistry Department

Job title Laboratory Aide, Chemistry Department Concise Job description Assists with student laboratory preparations. Assists with instrumentation and in-lab support as directed. Analyzes student samples. Requires some chemistry and instrumentation background. Sample tasks assigned to student workers 1) Filling vials for organic lab, supervised prep assistance, cleaning of labs, glassware cleaning and putting away. Glove and goggle safety, simple computer entries 2) Following prep books instructions with little assistance = reading schedules of labs correctly, reading the lab preps thoroughly, putting out and putting away prep materials, refilling solutions from existing stock 3) Making a dilution, making a solution, proper notebook entries, using concentrated solutions carefully and filling solvent bottles in hood 4) Titration, melting points for or lab, GC for org lab, IR for org lab, computerized inventory analytic solution prep, higher independence and problem-solving  

Physical Address:
Schmucker Scienc Center, room SSS119 , 450 S Church Street, West Chester Pa, 19383 
Website:
Community Service:
No 
On/Off Campus:
On-Campus 

Laboratory Aide (Pay Band 1)- Informal interview & approval by Chairperson. Chemistry/Science major preferred.

Supervisor Contact Information
Carolyn Flechsig
(610) 436-2708
cflechsig@wcupa.edu
 
Elaine Carulli
(610) 436-2631
ecarulli@wcupa.edu
 
Position Responsibilities:
Customer RelationsCustomer ServiceData AnalysisProvides support for chemistry department student laboratories and stock areas
Involves the following:
This position will provide general assistance with:
Assists with student laboratory preparations. Assists with instrumentation as directed. Analyzes student samples.
Specific duties as they relate to this department:
1) Keeping accurate timesheet. Making proper notebook and label entries. 2) Filling vials for organic lab. 3) Maintains neatness, cleanliness and safety: Cleaning of labs and glassware. Using gloves, goggles, dust mask, hood. Employing safe preparation and handling methods. 4) Organizing stock areas, computerized inventory of chemicals. 5) Lab prep assistance : Setting up and putting away materials for scheduled student laboratories. Works from written and verbal instructions. Following prep book instructions and reading schedules. 6) Refilling solutions from existing stock. Reading and understanding labels with chemical name, formula and concentration. 7) Making a dilution, making a solution, using concentrated solutions carefully and filling solvent bottles in hood.
Learning Outcomes:
Continued experience developing skills while working in a lab- We desire a multi semester placement in this position because of the amount of training necessary for the position. Ideally, the student should have passed the lab at West Chester for which they are assisting, and/or be recommended by faculty familiar with their abilities. Student workers gain chemistry laboratory skills and techniques, engage incomputer use, learn organizational strategies, and interface with professors and staff ( utilizing interpersonal skills). These skills complement and enhance laboratory, computer, and interpersonal components of the students classwork requirements as well as providing strong framework for their future workplace requirements.