Lab Services Assistant-Boyce Thompson Institute


Working from a sincere interest in issues of social justice, William Boyce Thompson founded the Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI) in 1924, believing that basic plant research could lead to real societal benefit. Over the almost 100years since its founding, BTI has evolved to become a premier life sciences research institution, with scientists conducting investigations into fundamental plant and life sciences research with the goals of increasing food security, improving environmental sustainability in agriculture, and making basic discoveries that will enhance human health. BTI, located in Ithaca, New York on the Cornell University campus, employs 150 staff, with scientists from over 40 countries around the world, and has twice been named as one of the Best Companies in New York State.





Provide support in glassware facility. Maintain all aspects of glassware cleaning processes and continually supply all labs with their stock of clean glassware. Provide auxiliary services as necessary.


Collect, wash, sterilize and return glassware in a timely manner to every lab in BTI.


Perform various auxiliary services as requested by labs, including:

·       Assembling and sterilizing pipette tips and various tubes for use by lab personnel

·       Collecting, autoclaving, and properly disposing of waste that needs sterilization before disposal

·       Collecting and properly disposing of broken glass and plastic waste

·       Assist the Lab Services and Safety Manager with the preparation of media and solutions based on the labs’ needs

·       Assist the Lab Services and Safety Manager with various safety-related tasks including but not limited to:

·       Conducting periodic laboratory safety inspections

·       Auditing internal compliance and reporting safety issues

·       Assemble Excel report of auxiliary services utilized by labs on a monthly basis and submit to supervisor

·       Other duties as assigned.


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Location: Ithaca, NY

Send Application to:

Name: BTI Human Resources
Organization: Boyce Thompson Institute
Address: 533 Tower Road, Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 607-254-4713