Laboratory Assistant - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Job ID:  633  Cares for laboratory animals and performs a variety of custodial and clerical tasks related to operation of the department's laboratory.


1) Cares for laboratory animals according to established procedures; changing cages, monitoring health, providing food and water.

2) Organizes laboratory, work areas, equipment, and supplies; cleans cages, work area and equipment.

3) Transports materials which may include food, utensils, or animals to and from laboratory.

4) Receives and stores all laboratory equipment and supplies; maintains inventory of supplies; reorders as necessary.

5) Maintains and operates laboratory equipment.

6) May assist in student lab set up and clean up.

7) Occasional monitoring and training of student employees.

Working conditions: Physical effort usually requires considerable walking and standing with some lifting of materials weighing 25 to 50 lbs. Some exposure to unpleasant elements which are particularly disagreeable. Some element of personal risk due to handling of chemicals, extremely hot water, and/or animals.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires high school diploma or GED and six months of laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge of laboratory procedures; ability to maintain records; requires driver's license.

Preferred Qualifications

The ability to work with precision doing repetitive tasks, strong observational skills, good communication skills.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Contact Linda Zehler at 529-5435

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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