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Under supervision, incumbent will perform routine and repetitive laboratory duties supporting the FF21 projects.
The laboratory duties are as follow: Assisting with algal culture lab and greenhouse; maintenance of culture lines, maintaining of algae ponds and bags, growing and harvesting algae; ordering equipment and office supplies; maintaining and cleaning lab and algae rooms; preparing buffers and solutions; maintaining lab environment and equipment, and performing other general laboratory duties as needed.
~ Occasional weekend and evening work may be required during peak periods.
Graduation from high school or a GED and two (2) years of laboratory experience OR two (2) years of college including courses in biochemistry, molecular biology, or chemistry and one (1) year of relative laboratory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of specialized scientific terminology.
Demonstrated experience working in Biology lab environment.
Proven experience operating laboratory equipment, including centrifuges, ultracentrifuges, balances, pH meters. Experience with sterile techniques and preparing buffers, solutions, and growth media.
Strong skills with stoichiometric calculations, i.e. molarity, pH, salinity, etc.
Effective oral and written communication skills. Good interpersonal communication skills including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility with students, staff, faculty, and visitors of various cultures and backgrounds.
Proficient skills using MAC or PC and associated software including Filemaker Pro, MS Word, and Excel. Must have the ability to increase and update computer hardware/software skills as needed.
Strong ability to record scientific data in a well-organized notebook. Good organizational skills, including ability to keep clear and accurate records.
Proven skills in maintaining steady levels of greenhouse supplies, maintaining purchasing records, and training others in purchasing procedures.
Ability to do standard and routine daily administrative and management tasks for research and upkeep of greenhouse.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of matters related to work.
Knowledge of Material Safety Data Sheets, hazard communication, and Injury and Illness Prevention.
Knowledge of laboratory safety precautions including appropriate clothing and shoes, safe handling of chemicals, use of protective items such as gloves and goggles, etc.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
Willingness to work in close proximity (same building or floor) to research labs, which may contain radioactive isotopes, lasers, and/or biohazardous materials.
Willingness and ability to perform errands at various locations on campus.
Occasional weekend and evening work may be required during peak periods.
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