San Diego State University (SDSU) is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University System and is the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego region and the third-largest in the state of California. Founded in 1897, SDSU confers bachelor’s degrees in 79 areas, master’s degrees in 64, and doctorates in 13. Designated as a ”Doctoral/Research University-intensive” by the Carnegie Foundation, SDSU is among the top ten percent of higher education institutions in the United States.
This position is within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. The department has 20 Tenured/Tenured Track Faculty, 16 temporary faculty, over 40 teaching associates, 5 full-time technical staff, and 2 administrative staff. The department provides B.A., B.S., M.A., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry. The department offers a comprehensive undergraduate research program in which most undergraduates participate, an M.S. degree which is a true research degree with thesis, and a Ph.D. through a Joint Doctoral Program, which combines the resources of the chemistry departments of SDSU and UC, San Diego. Our on-campus facilities provide a substantial inventory of modern chemical instrumentation and computer equipment in a modern laboratory building. Additional resources are available through collaborations with faculty at nearby institutions and with the extensive local chemical industry.
The primary functions of the Instructional Support Technician II (IST II) are, under the supervision of the department chair, providing comprehensive support services to a variety of upper and lower division laboratory courses in chemistry. This involves providing materials, supplies, equipment, and related logistical support for the courses. Primary responsibilities will also include the collection and storage of hazardous waste and updating inventory records and databases. In addition, the position involves helping coordinate the activities of Teaching Associates, as it relates to the instruction of laboratory courses.
This is a full-time (1.0 time-based) benefit-eligible, permanent (probationary) position. This position is designated non-exempt under FLSA and is eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.
This position is physically located at the SDSU Main Campus in San Diego.
Education and Experience Equivalent to three years of experience providing instructional support services for a related unit or discipline, or in producing materials or supplies or repairing equipment in a discipline related to the specialty area to which assigned. OR Equivalent to two years of college with 16-semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a discipline related to the area to which assigned may be substituted for one year of the required experience. OR Equivalent to four years of college with 16-semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a discipline related to the specialty area to which assigned may be substituted for two years of the required experience.
Background in stockroom operations
College-level degree in chemistry or related science
General chemical sciences knowledge
Experience with hazardous material
Experience with general laboratory equipment
Experience with Microsoft Excel or equivalent spreadsheet software
Compensation and Benefits
Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources. Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,400 per month.
San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.
CSU Classification Salary Range: $3,907 – $6,779 per month.
SDSU Vaccine Policy
In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy, students, faculty, and staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a valid medical or religious exemption in order to access campus. Individuals are considered fully vaccinated for five months after their final dose of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or for two months after receiving the only dose of a single-dose vaccine. Afterward, a COVID-19 booster is required to continue to be considered fully vaccinated.
The individual hired into this role will be required to submit their completed vaccination documentation to the university’s secure online health portal prior to beginning work. Individuals with an approved medical or religious exemption on file with the university will be required to participate in SDSU’s COVID-19 testing program.
Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on April 11, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by April 10, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person’s identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.
Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Noemi Bravo-Rojas at [email protected].