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Laboratory Assistant - AZ - Anatomy

Company:
Midwestern University - Arizona
Job Location:
Glendale, Arizona
Category:
Laboratory and Research

DESCRIPTION

Summary

The Laboratory Assistant is responsible for assisting the Anatomical Laboratory Manager in support of various academic goals including preparation for academic activities for multiple courses utilizing three Anatomical laboratories, a multipurpose laboratory, and several other learning spaces. Other activities include assisting the Anatomical Laboratory Manager with maintaining the laboratories, equipment, anatomical specimens, and inventory. This individual will be supporting the laboratories but will not be performing research.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain cleanliness, repair, and organization of laboratories (three Anatomical, multipurpose, and several other learning spaces), instruments, equipment, models, supply rooms, and AV rooms
  • Assist Anatomical Laboratory Manager with record keeping, processing, maintenance, and disposal associated with donors and non-human specimens
  • With oversight of the Course Director and/or Anatomical Laboratory Manager, set up all aspects of the laboratories including equipment, models, specimens, consumables, and course materials prior to each course
  • Upon the conclusion of each lab, tear down or organize student stations, models, equipment, consumables, and course materials
  • Assist the Course Director and Faculty with exams
  • Assist with inventorying laboratory supplies, and receiving, tracking, and stocking incoming orders
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities                                                    

The position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This individual must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and have regular, predictable, in-person attendance.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience              

High school diploma or GED required. 1-3 years of related work experience required. This position is well suited for individuals with inventory and stocking experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

Computer Skills                                               

Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). 

Language Skills                                                

Intermediate skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

Reasoning Ability                                             

Intermediate skills:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Mathematical Ability

Basic skills:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, taste or smell.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Allergies Statement: No inhibiting allergies to animals or formaldehyde.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to work near wet or humid conditions, in high, precarious places, or in extreme cold, and is exposed to toxic and caustic chemicals and fumes/airborne particles that will occasionally require use of a respirator.

Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/).  Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.

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