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: 5267
UW Job Family: 52
SOC Code: 19-4011
Pay Grade: 18
Date: July 01, 2008
Performs technical laboratory/research tasks; conducts related laboratory experiments under limited supervision.
Secure, record and tabulate data relating to tests, experiments and collection of specimens.
Perform histology tasks such as cutting, staining, freezing and mounting tissue for microscopic examination.
Prepare laboratory experiments and culture media for microscopic examinations.
Assist staff in research projects and experiments; analyze data and identify developmental stages of specimens; assist with literature research.
Manage project specimens; determine appropriate time frames for specific experiments.
Monitor cleanliness of project specimen habitat.
Laboratory environment; occasionally subject to confined spaces; regular exposure to vapors, fumes, biological, chemical, radiation, and mechanical hazards.
Laboratory Specialist Under supervision, gathers information and tabulates data relative to experiments and tests; prepares equipment, materials, and samples for laboratory tests; assists faculty and staff with research projects and experiments; and manages project specimens.
Laboratory Technician I Under general supervision, performs preparation, testing, analyses, quality control, data evaluation and completes reports and lab documentation; may request supplies; maintains lab equipment and lab materials; and responsible for daily laboratory operational functions.
Laboratory Technician II Under limited supervision, performs diagnostic/ research tests using laboratory procedures and complex analysis according to testing requirements, assists in developing new techniques and methods, trains students, supervises lab functions, and works with research faculty.
Laboratory Technician III Under very limited supervision, performs diagnostic/research tests using advanced laboratory procedures and highly complex equipment according to special requirements, creates new techniques and methods, contacts and discusses issues with clients and other laboratory or research professionals, teaches lab classes, gives presentations; autonomously manages laboratory operations; this is the final and highest level within the classification job description series for Laboratory Technicians.
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.