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Microbiology Preparation Room Assistant

Department: Biology Effective Date: October 2002
Grade: USG 2 Reports to: Administrative Assistant

General Accountability

Reporting generally to the Administrative Officer in the Department of Biology. The incumbent is responsible for assisting in the Microbiology Prep Room on a full-time basis from September to March.

Nature and Scope

Duties include washing and preparing large volumes of laboratory glassware to be utilized by technicians and students, sharing general prep room duties and providing assistance to laboratory technicians as required. Proper and safe equipment operation is to be demonstrated by the Assistant, (autoclave, dishwasher). Care needs to be taken to prevent breakage and accidental injury.

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Specific Accountabilities

1.   Washing and preparing large volumes of laboratory glassware, often within a very limited timeframe. This requires a great deal of care and manual dexterity to prevent breakage and/or injury.

Responsible for:


2 .   General Prep Room Duties: (All of these duties are shared, or overlap with Microbiology technicians but the majority is done by the Lab Assistant during the Fall and Winter terms):

3.   Assisting laboratory technicians as required:

Working Conditions