Laboratory Assistant 2

Aug 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Laboratory Assistant 2

Employee Type: CS-Classified Staff

Position Number: 117207

Work Location: Pullman

Summary of Duties:
The Laboratory Assistant 2 position is responsible for performing various laboratory procedures, without direct supervision, utilizing complex equipment under high pressure with extremely hot steam, with caustic chemicals, hazardous materials and broken glass.

Duties include:

Supervise the research support facilities and the equipment within; ensure equipment is used correctly, ensure regular inspections and cleanings, and order supplies for the facility

Wash, dry, and store dirty glassware/lab utensils

Autoclave glassware/lab utensils and liquids, or transport to a central sterilization facility when necessary

Correctly process and dispose of biohazardous waste and organize chemical waste collection with EH&S personnel

Serve as a drop off point for FedEx, Central Stores and Receiving and Delivery

Perform a complete inventory for WSU Property Inventory every 2 years.

Serve as the chemical collection Operator for VMP. Make sure all chemicals are correctly disposed of and do routine inspections.

Will do some driving on occasion.

The focus of research on infectious organisms in these units demands attention to compliance.

Required Qualifications:
One year’s experience as a Laboratory Assistant 1 OR equivalent education/experience.

Posting Open Date: 08/02/2017

Posting Close Date: 8/14/2017

Open Until Filled: No

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