This position is represented by SEIU Local 2007 and the collective bargaining agreement between the university and SEIU Local 2007 governs the terms and conditions of employment.
The Jacobs-Wagner lab is looking for a part-time (20 hours) Lab Assistant I to handle media creation, autoclaving of glassware, lab waste removal, and verifying that emergency eye-wash stations function properly. Upon being trained, the lab assistant I should work somewhat independently under the supervision of a research technician or HHMI research specialist.
Make routine media, reagents, buffers, and plates. Sterilize, aliquot.
Perform basic record-keeping e.g., recording usage of laboratory equipment and materials, performing data entry, photocopying, logging and labeling specimens and samples.
May collect samples, process, store, and ship non-hazardous materials.
Order supplies such as reagents (chemicals, agar, etc.) and glassware as appropriate to meet needs.
Perform miscellaneous duties such as organizing supply storage, assisting in moving laboratory furniture or equipment, disposing of unwanted equipment as needed.
Assist higher level lab employee by holding animals or performing other manual tasks such as setting up apparatus.
May provide backup for an absent Glassware Washer.
Provide basic care of laboratory animals, including feeding and watering animals as well as cleaning cages or tanks, according to standard operating procedures or research protocols.
Record food, water, urine or other animal-related measurements.
May perform any of the duties described in the Laboratory Glassware Washer specification or other duties as assigned
Adhere to safety rules.
Perform basic laboratory tasks on a day-to-day basis as assigned, and/or carry out minor support or service functions. Initially work is performed under close supervision until it becomes routine. After initial training, work is reviewed during progress and/or upon completion. Changes to normal routine is set by supervisor.
The duties listed under this section are designed to provide a representative sampling of key tasks and/or responsibilities associated with the job. They are not intended to be a complete list of all the duties performed by employees in the classification.
Minimum Education and Experience Required Some familiarity with a laboratory environment helpful but not required. Will be trained to do this work. Minimum Qualifications
Required to perform work with a minimum of error and less day-to-day supervision.
Demonstrated initiative and good judgment
Basic Arithmetic skills
Ability to follow detailed oral and/or written instructions (both verbal and written) instructions.
Manual dexterity sufficient to perform the characteristic duties.
Habits of cleanliness and neatness.
Demonstrated punctuality and consistent
Manual dexterity to perform assigned tasks
Write by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, perform desk based computer tasks.
Frequently stand/walk, perform seated work, operate special machines
Occasionally twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach /work above shoulders, light fine grasping.
Lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 20 pounds.
Rarely help move heavier items (e.g. chairs or lab equipment; packages of supplies; drums containing 2 to 15 gallons, depending on ability.
In some Glassware Washing operations, occasionally may pull a wheeled Glassware cart that weighs approximately 100 pounds.
Working Conditions Work occurs in a research laboratory environment. Depending on research, Lab Assistants may work in the vicinity of animals, chemicals, gasses, or hazardous materials. Expected to follow all safety requirements and procedures, including wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if required. Work Standards When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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