2018-04-17 Be responsible for preparation of teaching materials, including assembly and trial of apparatus; Set up complex apparatus/equipment for demanding or

Science Lab Technician (m/f)

Dienstort 1220 Wien Wien Unternehmen VIS - Vienna International School
Beschäftigungsart Vollzeit Position ohne Personalverantwortung Gehaltsangabe 1.917,00 € /brutto Jetzt per E-Mail bewerben

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The Vienna International School ( is an independent, not-for-profit, preK-12 coeducational day school operating in the city of Vienna, Austria. The enrolment for the school year 2017-2018 is 1400 students representing over 100 nationalities. The School is accredited by the Council of International Schools and its curriculum is approved by the Austrian Ministry of Education. The School is divided into two major divisions: Primary and Secondary.

The Vienna International School is looking to recruit the following position as of May 2018


Support for teaching and learning

  • Be responsible for preparation of teaching materials, including assembly and trial of apparatus
  • Set up complex apparatus/equipment for demanding or potentially hazardous experiments
  • Provide students with materials/help for class projects

Purchase and maintenance of materials

  • Purchase required materials needed for the science programmes
  • Regularly maintain stock control of chemicals, apparatus, textbooks, stationery, AV aids and gas bottles

Laboratory upkeep

  • Clear, clean and supervise day-to-day use and general repairs to materials/fabric of the labs
  • Cultivate and care for plants and livestock and construct new apparatus as needed

Laboratory safety

  • Monitor the use of gas bottles in the labs and check weekly
  • Assure security, safe handling and storage of hazardous materials and apparatus
  • Maintain first aid kits and eye bottles in the labs
  • Assure safe handling of accidental spillage of hazardous substances during lessons
  • Assure safe disposal of hazardous chemical and biological materials and re-cycling of leftovers
  • Carry out neutralization and dilution of normal chemical waste before disposal
  • Keep up to date with safety regulations for school laboratories
  • Demonstrate consideration for and advise on environmental protection measures during lab procedures

Professional knowledge

  • Stay informed about discoveries in science, along with new experimental procedures
  • Cover the short absence of other lab assistants as directed by the Department Leader.
  • Participate in Professional Development for all aspects of technical work


  • University Degree in Science or equivalent qualification
  • Fluency in English essential, working knowledge of German desirable
  • Previous relevant work experience, preferable in an international office environment
  • Knowledge and skills to prepare science experiments as taught in Grades 6-12
  • Ability to work independently and under time pressure
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to positively interact in an international educational environment

VIS offers

  • A competitive salary between € 1917,-- gross minimum and  € 3328,-- gross maximum (dependent on qualification and work experience)
  • An increased holiday entitlement of 55 days (school holidays)
  • Continuous Professional Development opportunities

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