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: 3996
UW Job Family: 3E
SOC Code: 19-4021
Pay Grade: 17
Date: July 01, 2008
Assists others in conducting investigative research requiring the application and analysis of standard tests and procedures as defined by the project.
Assists other Research Associates, Research Scientists or the Project Director by performing standard designated procedures associated with experiments/ projects under close supervision; assists interpreting and analyzing results; assists in preparing presentation data in organized form.
Review up-to-date scientific literature extracting information relevant to ongoing, proposed, or possible research projects.
Learn, develop and utilize new techniques which facilitate research goals by consulting literature or other University personnel including faculty, students and research personnel.
May assist in developing written progress reports.
Apply appropriate quality controls to ensure validity and reliability of results; identify results which exceed recommended or desired tolerances.
Set up laboratory experiments and prepare culture media used in class experiments or lecture demonstrations; may assist with maintaining laboratory equipment, as directed.
May assist with demonstrations and help teach laboratory or research techniques, methods, and procedures to public or University students and employees; help conduct workshops.
Assist with ordering supplies, maintaining inventory, and keeping laboratory clean and organized.
May travel to sites associated with designated project to help collect data/ specimens or assist in performing experiments.
Laboratory environment; may have regular exposure to biological, radiation, chemical, and mechanical hazards, vapors, fumes, and temperature variations.
Some positions may include regular exposure to hazards associated with research animals.
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.