This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.
Reports to: Designated Supervisor
UW Job Code: 5260
UW Job Family: 51
SOC Code: 29-2056
Pay Grade: 21
Date: July 01, 2008
Performs technical, histology laboratory/research tasks on animal tissues; maintains laboratory as directed.
Prepare tissue sections from paraffin wax-embedded, or frozen, tissues for examination.
Perform histology tasks such as cutting, staining, and mounting tissue for microscopic examination.
Perform special stains and immunohistochemistry, helping to develop new procedures and techniques or enhancing established lab procedures.
Trains and supervises student and part-time workers, as assigned.
Maintain histology lab for cleanliness and safety.
Order and maintain supply inventory and equipment.
Maintain records as directed.
Operate specialized equipment as required such microtome, immunostainers, tissue processor, embedding center and solvent stills.
Fill in for other Histology staff in their absence.
Laboratory environment; occasionally subject to confined spaces; regular exposure to noise, fumes, biological, chemical, and mechanical hazards; sitting, standing, squatting or kneeling for various lengths of time; and lifting 10 to 25 pounds regularly and 50 pounds occasionally.
Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources
Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.