• Western University of Health Sciences
  • Pomona, CA, USA
  • Oct 02, 2022
Full time Other Administrative Positions

Job Description



Posting Number: S01119
Position Status: Full time
Department: 1701-College of Veterinary Medicine

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 skills2. Self-motivation and initiative3. Ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff and students4. Ability to work with and around embalmed/non-embalmed animal cadavers and pieces5. Ability to prioritize workload6. 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 setting3. Additional Requirement: Must possess a valid California driver’s license

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Date: 07/19/2022
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Essential Job Duties
Essential Job Duties

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

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty
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.

Percentage Of Time

Job Duty
Assists with procurement and storage of laboratory specimens through the WAVE program. 10%
  1. Provides transportation for WAVE donations using WesternU CVM vehicle.
  2. Maintains freezer and refrigerated storage of specimens in an orderly fashion.

Percentage Of Time

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

Percentage Of Time

Describe Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Duties of the Academic Lab Assistant are normally performed in a typical laboratory setting. Occasionally the employee is exposed to outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in this setting is usually moderate due to telephone calls, office equipment, and normal student traffic.

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