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Academic Laboratory Assistant

Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA
Closing date
Oct 15, 2021

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Academic Laboratory Assistant
Western University of Health Sciences
Academic Laboratory Assistant

Job Summary
The Academic Laboratory Assistant provides technical and non-technical support to the academic labs of the College of Veterinary Medicine. The Academic Laboratory Assistant (Anatomy) reports to the Academic Laboratory Supervisor as designated by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Individuals must possess the knowledge, as well as the following skills and abilities or be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities, including:

1. Good verbal and written communication skills
2. Self-motivation and initiative
3. Ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff and students
4. Ability to work with and around embalmed/non-embalmed animal cadavers and pieces
5. Ability to prioritize workload
6. Ability to work without direct supervision

Required Qualifications
1. Education: Any combination of education, training, or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
2. Experience: Experience working in an anatomy laboratory or similar laboratory setting and/or academic setting
3. Additional Requirement: Must possess a valid California driver's license

Job Duty
Maintains cleanliness and organization of the Multi-Disciplinary Classroom (MDC) and other CVM teaching laboratories, and restocks labs as needed.

Provides technical and non-technical support to faculty and staff (including RVTs) that utilize the laboratories of the CVM.
1. Assists faculty and staff with lab set-up, assists during actual labs and tear-down of labs.
2. Assists faculty with preparing specimens for use in anatomy labs.

Assists with procurement and storage of laboratory specimens through the WAVE program.
1. Provides transportation for WAVE donations using WesternU CVM vehicle.
2. Maintains freezer and refrigerated storage of specimens in an orderly fashion.

Assists with other duties and tasks as assigned by the Academic Laboratory Supervisor.

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