Kinesiology Lab Support Technician - Instructional Support Assistant III (515601)

  • Cal State University (CSU) East Bay
  • Hayward, California
  • Jun 25, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance Education and Training Public Health

Job Description


Salary and Benefits

The starting salary placement depends on qualifications and experience and is anticipated to be in the range of $3 ,335.00/month to $4,499.00/month.

Cal State East Bay offers a broad range of benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, retirement (CalPERS), 401k, 457, 403(b), dependent and health care reimbursement accounts, life insurance, vacation and sick, 13 paid holidays, one personal holiday and tuition fee waiver.

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About Cal State East Bay

Cal State East Bay's beautiful main campus is located in the Hayward hills with panoramic views of the San Francisco Bay shoreline. Situated above the city of Hayward, the campus offers an ideal setting for teaching and learning and yet easy access to the many cities along the bay. The University has a satellite campus in Concord, a professional development center in Oakland and a significant presence online. Founded in 1957, Cal State East Bay is one of 23 universities of the California State University system (CSU). With an enrollment over 15,800 students, Cal State East Bay is recognized as a regionally engaged and globally oriented university with a strong commitment to academic innovation, student success, engaged and service learning, diversity, and sustainability.

About the Position

The Kinesiology Lab Technician provides general and highly specialized research, education, and outreach support services for department faculty; contributing to a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in Kinesiology. These courses include Critical Inquiry in Kinesiology, Applied Musculoskeletal Anatomy, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Skill Acquisition and Training, Psychology of Physical Activity, Exercise Prescription, and Clinical Exercise Physiology. Services are domain-specific, and require an extensive expertise in Kinesiology. The Lab Technician leads the work direction of the Instructional Support Assistant II. The Lab Technician is also responsible for organizing, training, and supervising student laboratory assistants and student peer tutors.

General Support Services:

This position requires accurate and timely decision-making in order to efficiently and effectively serve the needs of a variety of classes, faculty research, and department outreach activities. The Lab Technician must determine appropriate equipment set-up and clean up schedules such that they do not conflict with a heavily used laboratory space. The Lab Technician must conduct regular meetings with department faculty to discuss teaching, research and outreach needs, in order to develop plans accordingly.

The Lab Technician must also maintain records of all equipment and materials issued, used, and returned. Compilation of reports documenting use of equipment and materials by students and faculty are required in order to prepare requisitions for needed equipment and supplies. Prepared requisitions require the establishment of relations with local sources for availability and price.

The Lab Technician must also have the ability to troubleshoot and perform simple repairs to keep basic lab equipment functioning (computers, iPads, laptops, printers, video cameras, general software, etc.) and to identify malfunctions requiring technical repair and/or reordering of lab supplies. Interfacing with Instructional Technology staff for maintaining computers is also necessary.

Specialized Support Services :

The Lab Technician must be a well-trained medical specialist who is able to prepare a variety of discipline- specific and highly technical equipment necessary for specific lab classes and faculty research. Some of the highly specialized equipment currently housed within the Kinesiology lab space include:
  • 1 Stratec peripheral quantitative CT system
  • 1 Vicon 3D motion capturing system
  • 1 Treadmetrix force-plate treadmill
  • 1 Cosmed Bod-Pod GS-X (body composition scanner)
  • 1 Bertec portable force-plate
  • 3 Parvo metabolic carts
  • 1 Cosmed CPET metabolic cart
  • 1 Gymaware linear position transducer
  • 2 Lode treadmills
  • 3 Monark bicycle ergometers
  • 5 Lode bicycle ergometers
  • Actigraph and Pal technologies research-grade physical activity monitors
  • Dartfish Biomechanical Analysis software
  • Blood pressure equipment
  • Lactate analyzers

These pieces of equipment require not only technical knowledge pertaining to use, but also domain-specific (Kinesiology) expertise related to testing protocols and safety measures during use. On-going development of protocols, procedures, and systems are necessary in order to provide materials, supplies and equipment for lab courses and faculty research needs. Some of the highly-specialized testing that is currently administered within the Kinesiology lab space include:
  • Biomechanical analysis
  • Body composition testing
  • Bone density measurement
  • Cardiovascular function
  • Cardiorespiratory function
  • Metabolic function
  • Muscular fitness testing
  • Neuromuscular fitness testing
  • Pulmonary function

Knowledge of waste disposal techniques (blood and body fluids), and disinfection techniques is required of the Lab Technician. The incumbent must also have the ability to construct basic electronic circuits, to maintain and calibrate highly specialized Kinesiology equipment on a regular basis, and to assist faculty and students during operation of equipment. Certifications in HAZMAT, BSA, CPR & First Aid, CDPH Limited X- ray technician certification, DartFish and NPMA are highly recommended in order to effectively and efficiently function in this highly specialized position at CSUEB.

Research Support Services :

The Lab Technician provides technical and specialized support for CSUEB Kinesiology faculty research projects. The Lab Technician must perform a variety of laboratory research and clerical tasks determined by the field and scope of the particular research study. The Lab technician must perform laboratory experiments utilizing standard techniques and highly specialized equipment. Typical duties of research support services include:
  • Assisting in the design of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols
  • Collecting project data
  • Perform routine logging
  • Processing, organizing, and summarizing data
  • Reporting experiment results using a variety of scientific, word processing, spreadsheet or statistical software applications or program platforms
  • Instructing other staff and students in basic laboratory technique

Assistance with human subject recruitment is often necessary for Kinesiology research projects. The Lab Technician must support the recruitment and scheduling of human subjects to ensure that testing does not conflict with the heavily used laboratory space.


Specialized Kinesiology equipment management.
  • Maintain and calibrate all specialized exercise laboratory equipment.
  • Develop protocols, procedures, and systems for specialized equipment testing.
  • Generate reports pertaining to equipment requests and/or maintenance.
  • Instruct faculty, staff, and students in specialized equipment operations and testing procedures.

General Kinesiology laboratory management.
  • Maintain and oversee general lab equipment (computers, iPads, printers, etc.).
  • Generate reports pertaining to equipment requests and/or maintenance.
  • Oversee computer workstation in laboratory- assist students with software and printing.
  • Perform general lab cleaning duties (food and other waste, returning materials to proper storage locations, computer area and lecture area seating and desk arrangement, etc.).

Kinesiology research support.
  • Organize Kinesiology research equipment and software, based on faculty needs.
  • Design of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols.
  • Collect project data. Processing, organize, and summarize data and results reports.

Kinesiology laboratory supplies inventory management.
  • Maintain an ongoing inventory spreadsheet.
  • Identify needed repairs and replacement; update supervisor with supply requests.
  • Meet with Kinesiology faculty to assess laboratory needs, and solicit requests.
  • Organize, train, and supervise student lab workers and student peer tutors.
  • Develop additional department outreach programs and services.

Required Qualifications
  • In-depth understanding of a variety of Kinesiology subjects.
  • Knowledge of procedures and practices relating to providing Kinesiology support services. Ability to plan, organize, and follow a schedule of Kinesiology activities.
  • Ability to learn to operate specialized and general equipment, and to make adjustments. Ability to communicate scientific findings in a concise and actionable manner.
  • Ability to learn quickly the names, uses, and care of common types of Kinesiology laboratory materials, supplies, and equipment.
  • Knowledge of procedures and practices related to ordering, issue, and inventory. Ability to maintain records and project needs.
  • Ability to correct and perform exercise science calculations.
  • Ability to read and write at a level suitable for performance on the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledges and Abilities

Knowledges of procedures and practices relating to providing support services; knowledge of procedures and practices related to ordering and issue and inventory; knowledge of the materials, supplies and equipment.

Ability to plan, organize, and follow schedules of activities; ability to make equipment repair and adjustments; ability to maintain records and project needs; ability to count and perform arithmetic computations; ability to read and write at a level suitable for performance on the job.



Equivalent to two years of experience performing a variety of support services for an instructional program and involving such activities as preparing, producing, dispensing or storing materials, supplies, and equipment


Equivalent to one year of experience in ordering, purchasing, accounting or in office work related to technical materials, supplies, or equipment or in an office which provided similar services to a technical function or unit may be substituted for six months of the experience.


Equivalent to two years of college with 16 semester units in courses involving extensive use of materials, supplies, or equipment and in a discipline in the specialty area to which assigned.

Condition(s) of Employment

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including LiveScan, as appropriate), that may include, but is not limited to: criminal records check, verification of academic credentials, licenses, certificates, credit history, professional references and/or verification of work history is required for employment. Cal State East Bay will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Unsatisfactory results may also affect the continued employment of current Cal State East Bay employees who were conditionally offered the position.

All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate. LiveScan is conducted through the University Police Department.

EEO Statement

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Cal State East Bay does not discriminate on the basis of any protected categories: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran's status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.

Other Information

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Cal State East Bay is not a sponsoring agency for Staff or Management positions and we are not an E-Verify employer.

Mandated Reporter

The incumbent in this position may be considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and will be required to comply with requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

CSU Vaccination Policy

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat. com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


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