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Classification DetailsFunction College of Veterinary Medicine
Family Laboratory Classification Series Title Lab Assistant
Full Salary RangePreferred Qualifications
Minimum $6,500.00 Maximum $6,500.00
Expected Pay ScaleMinimum $6,500.00
Posting DetailsPosting Number TC00400
Position Title Laboratory Assistant Campus Western University Campus-Pomona, CA Department 1701-College of Veterinary Medicine Type of Position Temporary / Contract Job Summary
Primary Purpose: Summer Research Assistant for CVM SARE project
Lab Assistant will report to Dr. Jose Peralta, College of Veterinary Medicine. Work will involve travel to dairies, collection of samples including colostrum, transport of samples to lab, microbiological analysis of samples, project coordination, data entry and management.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Individuals must possess knowledge, as well as the following skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
List comments regarding work hours
Monday – Friday, hours will vary
Posting Date 04/25/2023 Closing Date Special Instructions to Applicants
Essential Job Duties
Travel and field collection of samples
Percentage Of Time 30 Job Duty
Sample handling, purification of DNA.
Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty
PCR, gel electrophoresis
Percentage Of Time 20 Job Duty
Project management and scheduling, ordering of supplies within the budget promptly at the request of the investigator. Keep supervisor and investigator appraised of items which need to be stocked for laboratory inventory.
Percentage Of Time 30Physical Demands
Physical DemandsDo the essential functions of this job require lifting? Yes
If yes, list maximum weight and duration
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by any 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, and use hands to use various clinic tools and equipment, talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to take stairs, sit and is occasionally required to handle animals. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Color, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus are all vision requirements of this job.
Describe 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.
Duties of the Research Associates are normally performed in a typical life science laboratory and office setting. The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and must work with toxic or caustic chemicals according to institutional safety standards. The employee will also be required to handle and collect samples from domestic animals. The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions, and cold. The noise level in this setting is usually moderate due to the proximity of various office machines and light office traffic.Applicant Documents
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