Biology FACS Facility - Instructional Support Tech III (519282)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Oct 04, 2022
Full Time Education and Training

Job Description


Position Summary

The Department of Biology is one of the largest departments within the University. Its wide spectrum of teaching and research covers all major areas of biology and includes ~1400 undergraduate majors and ~200 graduate students. Degrees offered by the Department include: BA or BS in Biology, BA or BS in Microbiology, BS in Biology with optional emphases in Cell and Molecular Biology, in Ecology, in Evolution and Systematics, in Marine Biology, and in Zoology as well as preparation for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Life Sciences; B.S. in Microbiology with optional emphasis in Clinical Laboratory Science and Public Health Microbiology; a Certificate in Biotechnology; MA or MS in Biology or in Microbiology; MA or MS with emphases in Ecology, in Evolutionary Biology, in Molecular Biology, and in Physiology; Ph.D. in Biology (with UCSD); Ph.D. in Ecology (with UC Davis) and Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology (with UC Riverside). The Department currently generates ~1100 FTES per semester.

The Biology Department consists of ~40 tenured/tenure-track faculty members, 2 full-time faculty lecturers, ~100 graduate teaching associates and graduate assistants, many adjunct faculty, a facilities coordinator, a student services professional, one confidential II position, two administrative support coordinator II positions (one is the administrative department coordinator), 10 technical/instructional support staff and ~6-7 work-study/student assistants per semester.

Under the direction of a Faculty Director, this position is the lead technical and operation support for the Department of Biology molecular biology program’s FACS facility.

The SDSU Field Station Programs (FSP) is a university-wide resource that supports academic programs by providing opportunities for teaching and research that deal with native California ecosystems and natural landscapes. The management and oversight of Sky Oaks Field Station, Santa Margarita Ecological Reserve, and Fortuna Mountain Research Reserve for research and university programs is the core function of the FSP. Program staff and affiliated faculty represent SDSU in the larger field oriented scientific community, including collaborations with the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, USCD’s HPWREN, and field stations nationwide. The FSP works cooperatively with public and private organizations on projects of mutual interest, and in general promotes the university in the region, nationally, and internationally.

For more information regarding the College of Sciences, click here .

This is for a full-time, 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.

Minimum Qualifications

(The minimum level of education and experience required to perform the job. Please note that for staff positions, generally, the minimum qualifications listed in the CSU Classification and Qualification Standards are used.)

Equivalent to four 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 specialty area to which assigned.


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.


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.

Specialized Skills Required
  • Three years of molecular/cell biology experience
  • One year of flow cytometry experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master Degree with Flow Cytometry

Licenses and Certifications
  • Valid California Driver’s License required

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $5,841 per month.

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.

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: $4,583-$7,950 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.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on October 18, 2022. To receive full consideration, apply by October 17, 2022. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘limited 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 a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here .

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 Tina Deesen at .
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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