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Laboratory Assistant, Sr.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Summary: Under general supervision, prepares the teaching laboratories for daily sessions; monitors teaching assistants; prepares solutions and reagents; conducts minor repairs of equipment; updates laboratory documents and maintains inventories.

CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
May include any and/or all of the following:

  1. Maintains responsibility for general laboratory maintenance including work area, glassware instruments and reagents used in laboratory; cleans and repairs lab equipment.
  2. Sets-up, operates and maintains various laboratory apparatus such as spectrophotometer, centrifuges, pH meters, and various microscopes.
  3. Assists with various laboratory experiments; prepares specimens for examination; prepares cultures and culture media; cuts, stains, and mounts various specimens.
  4. Monitors teaching assistants; proofreads laboratory manuscripts; monitors budgets; updates laboratory documents.
  5. Maintains records and inventories; orders, picks-up and distributes supplies and equipment; labels, stores and maintains records of specimen collections and supplies.
  6. Performs other tasks as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Knowledge of the use of laboratory instruments, chemicals, and reagents
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of laboratory testing procedures
  • Interpersonal/human relation skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain records and files
  • Ability to organize time, projects, and details

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education and experience equivalent to:

B.A. in chemistry required, B.S. in Chemistry preferred; supplemented with two (2) years of related work experience.

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