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: 5217
UW Job Family: 52
SOC Code: 45-2092
Pay Grade: 17
Date: July 01, 2008
Performs technical laboratory and/or research tasks; conducts laboratory preparation and experiments under limited supervision.
Set up and organize laboratory and supply areas; some positions prepare culture media and reagents used in laboratory experiments or lecture demonstrations and assist with maintaining supplies and equipment.
Order or use the bidding process for supplies/equipment, and make recommendations for high cost equipment purchases.
May be responsible for, and supervise others for laboratory preparation, proper storage and disposal of chemicals or biohazards, or for the care and feeding of research animals including diagnosing and treating for minor symptoms of disease and inspecting for health and reproductive condition.
Secure, test, record and process data and materials relating to tests and experiments.
May assist employees in research projects and experiments, test and teach new methods and techniques, analyze data, develop reports or other documentation and assist with literature research.
Monitor cleanliness of laboratory(ies) and/or specimen habitat.
Laboratory Assistant Under general supervision, assists with maintaining laboratory facilities and/or care of animals, plants, or materials used in research projects; sets up experiments, demonstration, and displays; takes measurements of samples studied; logs data and maintains records.
Laboratory Assistant, Senior Under limited supervision, performs senior-level care and maintenance services for laboratory facilities, equipment and/or animals; positions may provide laboratory preparation including preparing culture media and reagents or diagnose and treat minor symptoms of disease and assures proper care of research animals according to guidelines; may breed various species; maintains records and assists in inspections; maintains and assures security of assigned area and equipment.
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.