Lab Attendant - Part Time

CLASSIFICATION: Technical-Service  

JOB FAMILY: Research Support 

JOB CODE: 8529-0001 

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt 


Perform preparatory and setup tasks for laboratory classes and graduate/faculty research projects. Mix solutions, reagents, stains, etc.; dispose of waste; clean laboratories and equipment. 


  • Set-up, prepare, and clean-up equipment, supplies, and materials for laboratory courses
  • Operate laboratory equipment such as autoclave, electric oven, dishwashers, stills, spectrophotometer, incubators, chromatograph, centrifuge, etc.
  • Prepare media, slides, cultures, chemicals, solutions, reagents, etc., following standardized methods and procedures
  • Demonstrate the proper use of various laboratory equipment and apparatus
  • Assist in the maintenance of equipment and apparatus and occasionally transport to new areas
  • Unpack, check, and store incoming materials
  • Maintain laboratories in a neat and orderly condition, bench tops, cabinets, and drawers
  • Gather hazardous waste and materials from laboratory experiments; follow Safety Office guidelines regarding hazardous material handling, storage, and disposal; fill out appropriate forms
  • Maintain inventory of materials, supplies, chemicals, and equipment; perform physical inventory count as required; provide logs and tallies to supervisor
  • Perform site and safety checks on assigned building areas, following prescribed procedures
  • Report issues to supervisor or appropriate personnel and initiate corrective action, as directed
  • May move, remove, and replace compressed gas tanks/cylinders using the proper safety precautions and following established procedures
  • May assist faculty and students in the care of live animals and maintenance of records; maintain compliance with policies and procedures regarding live-animal care