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Laboratory Assistant, Senior

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Classification Details

Classification Information

Classification Title Laboratory Assistant
Classification Code 51500
FLSA Non-Exempt

Position Details

Position Information

Position Title Laboratory Assistant, Senior
Position Number 131920
Pay Grade 4
Department Chemistry - 21150
Expectations for All Employees:

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee’s job performance must support and exhibit the university’s core values: PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential; RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust; DIVERSITY of people and thought is respected; EXCELLENCE is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic; EFFICIENCY is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.

Job Summary
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of Chemistry safety rules. Knowledge of Microsoft Office. Ability to apply Chemical Hygiene and Safety in real time. Ability to apply critical thinking skills. Ability to prepare chemical reagents by following standard protocols with specificity. Ability to prepare chemical reagents safely and accurately.

Required Qualifications

Associates degree in Life Science required.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands
Supervision Given and Received
Version Date December 2014

Job Duties

These are the job duties required of the position.

Description of Job Duty

Preparing reagents for teaching labs. Modifying protocols as required.
Stocks teaching laboratories with appropriate supplies.
Maintains and repairs laboratory equipment. Processes incident reports.
Enforces safety rules in teaching laboratories.
Maintains a clean, safe, and professional environment in the teaching laboratories and the stockroom.
Maintains an inventory of the chemicals and small equipment.

Job Duty Type Essential
Description of Job Duty

Assists in cryogen refills for NMR.
Coordinates compressed gas exchanges for the department.
Transports chemicals from central storage, and retrieves and ships chemicals through central receiving.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Duty Type Secondary