The Science Lab Preparator provides laboratory materials for teaching purposes in an organized and timely manner. In order to provide laboratory materials, this position ensures the maintenance of preparation-room inventory supplies, that laboratory equipment used in the teaching laboratories is maintained in good working order, and that an adequate and healthy supply of plants, animals and bacterial cultures are available for instructional use. This position also works with instructors of laboratory courses to update laboratory exercises and test proposed new laboratory exercises.
Bachelor’s degree in a field of biology (preferably with an emphasis on microbiology and/or molecular biology).
At least 6 months working in a lab preparatory room within a university setting.
Possession of a State-issued driver’s license.
Master’s degree in a field of biology (preferably with an emphasis on microbiology and/or molecular biology).
Internal Number: 33724
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