Bloomington Support Staff Job Specs
Job Title and Grade: Laboratory Technician V / SSOH
Job Code: 002426
This is highly advanced technical work developing expertise in an area of research and performing a variety of tasks related to executing and overseeing the daily operations of the laboratory.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
Prepares complex 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; designs and conducts follow-up experiments to test findings and iterative hypotheses drawn from research findings.
Analyzes data from scientific procedures; collates data into publishable form; performs calculations; creates graphic displays of data analysis; develops conclusions and findings based upon research.
Enters data into computerized system; maintains and updates files and databases.
Consults with faculty and other research personnel on appropriate laboratory procedures for research projects and proposals.
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.
Knowledge of highly complex and advanced research techniques.
Good organization and time management skills.
Good oral and written communication and training skills.
Ability to develop independent expertise in laboratory testing research methods.
Ability to design and develop laboratory experiments to support components of research projects.
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.
Ability to lead a team of experienced laboratory technicians.
Master's degree in biology, chemistry, or a relevant scientific field or Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or a relevant scientific field and three years work experience at the Laboratory Technician IV level.
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.