General Summary/Overview Statement:
Under the supervision of the Facilities and Operations Coordinator, the Sr. Research Laboratory Assistant at the Department of Molecular Biology (DMB) will be responsible for duties associated with all aspects of laboratory maintenance including, central stockroom lab supply/equipment ordering, maintaining chemical rooms and tissue culture hoods/water baths, and maintenance of lab glassware: prepare, wash, dry, autoclave, etc. Reports daily and weekly activities to DMB senior facilities staff.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Order laboratory supplies as needed.
Oversees supply budget
Accept and verify deliveries of ordered supplies.
Replenish consumable inventory of stockroom.
Maintain laboratory safety medicine cabinets, replenishing as needed.
Check water bath stations every week for clean water and function.
Check Tissue Culture hoods every week for cleanliness and function.
Glasswashing & lab waste removal.
Clean incubators and shakers.
Troubleshoots problems with machinery, tools, and takes measures to repair where appropriate
Prepares special media requests from lab members.
Testing controls of antibiotic media plates with lab quality control kits.
Maintains lab supply database on computer.
Completes simple reports for DMB supervisors and managers.
Provides training to incoming lab assistants on lab maintenance practices: glassware, autoclave, media preparation.
Other duties as assigned by Operations Manager
High School Diploma required
2 years of directly related laboratory experience required
Good practical and technical skills. Good computer skills. Excellent Communication,
Calls for moving and lifting no more than 30lbs. multiple times per day.
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