Provides assistance in research experiments under direction of Research Assistant; obtains supplies and equipment needed for research projects; maintains laboratory records.
1. Assists with research experiments for specific area.2. Conducts laboratory analyses; assists in assay studies and tests on substrates of materials used in research.3. Performs cell bacterial and viral cultures utilizing sterile techniques. Grows and harvests research specimens.4. Obtains supplies and equipment needed for research projects and ensures equipment is in proper working condition. Draws items from inventory supplies.5. Prepares special instruments and monitoring devices used to record test results.6. Maintains laboratory records and completes required charts. Records patient information in log books. Files charts and patient slides and ensures appropriate disbursement of reports.7. Assists with preparation of laboratory reports by collecting and collating research data. Prepares drafts of laboratory reports under direction of Research Assistant and conducts library research to obtain supporting research data. Prepares charts, graphs, and related data.8. Maintains clean laboratory area. Replaces instruments after use and ensures slides, test tubes, glassware, and other items used in analyses are cleaned. Adheres to proper safety techniques and procedures.9. Performs miscellaneous related duties
KNOWLEDGE , SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIREDHigh School graduate with two years accredited college coursework majoring in science preferred. MINIMUM PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSPercent of time spent on: 50% Typing on computer25% Answering phones11% Miscellaneous paperwork associated with research and OSU faculty appointment10% Acting as liaison02% Xeroxing02% FilingMinimum physical requirements: 100% Kneeling / reaching100% Finger dexterity100% Talking / hearing / seeing 33% Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds for 1-5 minutes 33% Pushing a cart with weight 50-100 pounds for 5-10 minutes The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.
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