Laboratory Assistant - Microbiology Immunology and Cell Biology 14545
The Department of Microbiology Immunology and Cell Biology at West Virginia University is seeking applications for a Laboratory Assistant in the Flow Cytometry & Single Cell Core Facility. This position is looking for a highly motivated individual to assist the Director in the day to day operation of the facility. The expectation is that once trained, this individual will operate, manage and care for the instruments in the facility and assist users who come to the facility to use the instrumentation in it.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Perform and interpret daily and monthly quality control on the core's instruments
Perform routine maintenance on all the instruments in the facility
Troubleshoot and make minor repairs when an instrument has an issue
Assist users of the facility in using the core's instruments
Operate the instruments in the facility
Perform data analysis of flow cytometry data using FCS Express and FACS Diva software
Assist the Director in the training of new users and the development of new applications for flow cytometry
Assist with the publication of the facility's quarterly newsletter
Able to work independently with minimal supervision
Pay Grade: 10
High school diploma or GED. Plus up to 18 months of education or training beyond high school or equivalent is required;
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Six (6) months of experience working in a research laboratory
Knowledge of and/or the ability to perform the following:
a. Flow Cytometry
b. Make basic buffers
c. Sterile techniques
Ability to modify and optimize research protocols as needed for the successful completion of the scientific experiment.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Skilled at using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Skilled at using related laboratory equipment.
Strong time management and work load skills.
Knowledge of laboratory environment and appropriate procedures.
Knowledge of the use and preparation of general laboratory reagents.
Knowledge of laboratory and medical terminology.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to maintain records and inventories.
Ability to operate general laboratory equipment i.e. pH meter, scales, pipetmen, centrifuges, etc.
Good organizational and self-motivational skills.
Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
Ability to use tools including wrenches to perform assembly or standard mechanical repairs of laboratory equipment.
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Job Posting: Mar 16, 2020
Posting Classification: Classified
Exemption Status: Non-Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 201323
About West Virginia University
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