The Department of Biology is seeking a part-time (20 hours) glassware washer to provide support to the Dinneny research lab. Duties will include washing of glassware including beakers, flasks, tubes, funnels and cylinders. Washing methods may vary including, hand washing, machine washing, acid cleaning, boiling, and autoclaving. Some familiarity with a laboratory environment highly desired. Will be trained to do this work.
Wash laboratory glassware and maintain cleanliness of laboratory and equipment. In addition, may perform incidental functions of Laboratory Assistants. Work is initially done under direct supervision and then periodically spot-checked.
Wash laboratory glassware using a variety of methods: handwashing, machine washing, acid cleaning, boiling, autoclaving, etc.
Perform miscellaneous laboratory duties such as cleaning of apparatus and equipment, general clean-up of laboratory, sterilizing media, reagents, instruments, etc.
May perform incidental functions of the Laboratory Assistant I.
Adhere to safety rules.
Minimum Education and Experience Required:
Some familiarity with a laboratory environment helpful but not required. Will be trained to do this work.
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 attendance
Manual dexterity to perform assigned tasks.
Write by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts.
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.
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.
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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