Under general supervision, prepares clinical or other specimens, sets
up equipment, and assists with demonstrations in teaching
1. Prepares media, tissue cultures, reagents, or other samples and
specimens for microscope examination or testing.
2. Sets up teaching facilities to emulate working laboratories.
3. Performs and interprets routine chemistry, hematology, and
4. Cleans, calibrates, and performs preventive maintenance and
quality control procedures on laboratory equipment; maintains
records and prepares related reports.
5. Maintains inventory and orders supplies, glassware, and equipment.
6. Assists in demonstrating procedures and answers questions during
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: Associate of Arts degree in a biological or chemical
EXPERIENCE: Two years in related laboratory work.
General knowledge of the principles and practices of laboratory
operations and techniques. Skill in performing applicable techniques
and tests; in maintaining applicable laboratory equipment. Ability to
establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty,
staff and students; to communicate effectively both orally and in
writing; 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
safety training. Employees in this job class may be subject to
pre-employment and random drug testing.