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Lab Research Assistant - Entry Level in San Jose, CA at Avenica Careers

Date Posted: 12/6/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description


The Assistant performs a variety of basic and general laboratory research and clerical tasks determined by the field and scope of the particular research study. May perform tasks related to the research project independently, within broad guidelines and subject to periodic review by supervisor or other research staff. 

Position Responsibilities May Include:

  • Performs laboratory experiments utilizing standard techniques and equipment
  • Collects project data
  • May perform routine logging and testing of samples
  • Processes, organizes and summarizes data, reporting experiment results using a variety of scientific, word processing, spreadsheet or statistical software applications or program platforms
  • Assists in the design of laboratory experiments, techniques, and protocols;
  • May instruct other staff and students in basic laboratory techniques;
  • Performs related laboratory maintenance such as maintaining and cleaning equipment and ordering supplies
  • May process orders or invoices, or undertake other clerical and simple accounting duties under the direction of administrative personnel. 

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree- Math and all science majors preferred
  • Excellent communication skills

Working Conditions: May be required to lift, move and transport related laboratory equipment. May be required to work with a variety of hazardous materials. May be required to work with and handle animals. 

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