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Laboratory/Clinical Assistant

According to the Department of Education and the Federal Work-Study Program, there must be a written job description on file for each work-study position. Please be clear and specific when writing your job description(s), as they must accurately reflect the tasks and nature of the work your student employee(s) will complete.

Position Classification Title: Laboratory/Clinical Assistant

May work in a variety of settings including; greenhouses, laboratories, clinics, indoor and outdoor research sites. Duties may involve working with and caring for lab animals, plants and gardens, cleaning and maintenance of laboratory apparatus and equipment, conduct experiments, perform calculations, operate specialized equipment, collect and record data, cataloging and preservation, computer analyses, report writing, literature searches, prepares bibliographies and writes reviews. Background and/or experience in appropriate scientific field may be required. Performs related tasks as assigned.

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of development opportunities, training and work experience, student employees will be able to:

  • Set up, adjust, maintain and clean laboratory equipment
  • Gain practical work experience related to one's major
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Exhibit their understanding of ensuring a safe work environment
Position Classification # FWS Pay Rate Classification Summary
LCA 1 $8.00//hour No experience
LCA 2 $9.00/hour Some experience
LCA 3 $10.00/hour Vast experience and/or specialized skills/training