Lab Assistant (Cambodian Only)

Main Responsibilities: 

1. Preparing the laboratory for lab sessions.

  • Liaise with teaching staff on their needs for Science experiments.
  • Provide assistance to teachers in regards to student’s safety during experiments.
  • Prepare the laboratory in advance before the lesson starts, set up any laboratory
  • Equipment needed for the experiment, such as microscopes, test tubes etc.
  • Prepare simple reagents regularly used during lab procedures if requested.

2. Cleaning the Lab

  • Cleaning up any spills, washing the equipment and glassware, such as conical flasks, pipettes and beakers used by students.
  • Put back all the chemicals and equipment in the designated place after the lesson ends.
  • Dispose of unnecessary materials, broken apparatus or any damaged equipment in accordance with regulations, including toxic substances.

3. Promoting safety

  • Ensure that first aid kit boxes contain necessary materials.
  • Ensure that all safety materials are in place and functioning such as emergency shower, fire blanket, fume hood, lab coats, goggles etc.
  • Ensure that students adhere to the lab dress code and wear protective gear, such as safety goggles, during experiments.
  • Ensures that students do not practice any unsafe behaviors in the lab.
  • Lock up all the reagents and unplug all electrical equipment to minimize the chances of accidents and fires.
  • Show the students how to handle chemical spills, dispose of broken glassware and get rid of non-hazardous and chemical waste safely.
  • Ensure that toxic and non-toxic materials are stored in their proper cabinets.

4. Others

  • Prepare and order materials needed for laboratory experiments as instructed by teachers.
  • Perform routine servicing and maintenance of equipment.
  • Keep a record of all equipment and materials available in the laboratory area.
  • Monthly inventory for all laboratory equipment and materials.
  • Keep track of all equipment going out to other campuses making sure they are returned in due time.
  • Remind teachers to return borrowed equipment so other campuses may be able to use it as well.

Qualification Requirements: 

  • Cambodian national
  • Educational background in Science or relevant field.  
  • High level of English proficiency  
  • Experience working in a lab is preferred. 
  • Experience working in an international school setting is a plus
  • Compassionate, organized, flexible and a team player
  • Excellent record of professional and personal integrity

If you wish to apply for this position, please send an email to hr@footprintsschool.edu.kh with a “Specified Position” in the subject line. Your application must include the following:

  • An up-to-date resume with a current ID photo
  • A copy of passport/ID
  • A copy of the Cambodian Visa when applied within the country  
  • Educational degree, certificates and licenses
  • Three professional references from direct supervisors; and
  • An up-to-date criminal record check/clearance report, issued within the last 6 months.

Due to the high number of applications received, we can only respond to shortlisted applications.