Under direct supervision, performs routine bioanalytical, chemical, or
physical tests according to standardized processes, and performs other
laboratory activities and maintenance.
1. Performs routine biological procedures such as gel
electrophoresis, blotting, chromatography, and DNA extractions;
chemical procedures such as simple synthesis, or product
isolation, or biophysical procedures such as optical and kinetics
2. Prepares chemical solutions, media, reagents, stains, and
3. Assists in conducting routine assays such as enzyme-linked
immunosorbent assays (ELISA) and complement fixations.
4. Assists with sterile procedures.
5. Performs clinical processes such as cell or tissue cultures.
6. Collects, prepares, and processes specimens.
7. Develops and prints film detailing biochemical or other analyses.
8. Assists in conducting research on current scientific literature
using computerized applications.
9. Collects, records, and enters research data.
10. Performs wipe tests, general housekeeping of laboratory, and
operation of laboratory equipment such as centrifuges, meters,
microscopes, incubators, autoclaves, spectrometers, and gas and
11. Maintains chemicals and equipment inventory.
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: Bachelors degree in a biological or chemical science.
General knowledge of the principles and practices of natural and/or
chemical sciences; of the safe and proper handling and disposal of
applicable specimens, materials and equipment. Ability to perform
laboratory procedures using applicable equipment and techniques; to
communicate effectively both orally and in writing; to use computers
and related software applications; to lift, transport and deliver
materials and stock laboratory supplies and goods; to wear and work in
personal protective equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform job.
Employees in this job class may be required to work with biohazardous
or radio-labelled materials and to successfully complete applicable