Bloomington Support Staff Job Specs
Job Title and Grade: Laboratory Technician IV / SSOG
Job Code: 002425
This is complex technical work performing a variety of tasks related to executing and overseeing the daily operations of the laboratory.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Prepares laboratory strains, reagents, cultures, and solutions for analysis; prepares samples for other laboratories.
Designs, sets up, and conducts experiments, tests, and other scientific procedures; prepares any compounds or chemicals needed; collects and collates data from procedures.
Analyzes data from scientific procedures; collates data into publishable form; performs calculations; creates graphic displays of data analysis.
Enters data into computerized system; maintains and updates files and databases.
Trains students in laboratory techniques; monitors lab usage to ensure safe and efficient use of facilities.
Monitors and maintains physical condition of laboratory.
Maintains inventory of supplies; reorders as necessary.
Maintains lab equipment; performs minor repairs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of advanced principles, practices, and procedures of laboratory testing and analysis.
Knowledge of safe laboratory practices.
Knowledge of laboratory equipment operation and terminology.
Knowledge of computer and word processing/database/spreadsheet software.
Good organization and time management skills.
Good oral and written communication and training skills.
Ability to maintain accurate records regarding events, outcomes, and the associated data.
Ability to perform complex mathematical and statistical computation and analysis
Ability to exercise independent judgement.
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or a relevant scientific field and eighteen months of work experience in a laboratory environment.
The intent of this job specification is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this specification.