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: 5255
UW Job Family: 52
SOC Code: 45-2092
Pay Grade: 14
Date: July 01, 2008
Assists with maintaining laboratory facilities and/or care of animals, plants or materials used in research projects.
Feed and water research animals, plants or materials; diagnose and treat minor illness or disease.
Maintain designated area including minor maintenance repairs, clean equipment and facilities.
Some positions may set up experiments, demonstrations, or displays for instructional and research laboratory equipment.
Some positions may take measurements and record physical characteristics of samples studied.
Supervise and assign work to students.
Log data regarding animal, plant or material utilization; maintain records.
Act as resource person for animal, plant, or material care and respond to emergency calls.
Maintain inventory records of facility/laboratory supplies; order feed and equipment as necessary; may receive and deliver incoming freight.
Assist with specific animal, plant or material care for research projects.
In/out door laboratory environment; occasionally subject to adverse weather conditions; exposed to dirt, dust, confined spaces, and temperature changes; regular physical activity including reaching high or low.
Some positions are subject to hazards of working with animals including diseases, bites, or other physical injuries.
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 research facilities, equipment and animals; diagnosis and treats minor symptoms of disease; assures proper care according to guidelines; breeds, rears, and releases various species; maintains records and assists in inspections; maintains and assures security of buildings, equipment and grounds.
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.