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Laboratory Assistant

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Miami University
November 2, 2023
Oxford, Ohio, Ohio
Job Type


Laboratory Assistant



Performs a variety of custodial and clerical tasks related to the operation of the department's laboratory.

Duties/Physical Demands:

Organizes laboratory, work areas, equipment, and supplies; cleans work area and equipment.

Transports materials which may include food, utensils, or animals to and from laboratory.

Receives and stores all laboratory equipment and supplies; maintains inventory of supplies; reorders as necessary.

Maintains and operates laboratory equipment.

May feed, water, clean cages, and monitor health of laboratory animals.

May assist in student lab set-up and clean up.

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires high school diploma or GED and six months of laboratory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of laboratory procedures. Ability to maintain records.

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

Physical effort usually requires considerable walking and standing with some lifting of materials weighing 25 to 50 pounds. Some exposure to unpleasant elements which are particularly disagreeable. Some element of personal risk due to handling of chemicals, extremely hot water, and/or animals.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please include resume with application.

Diversity Statement:

Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act: Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants: Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Benefits Eligible: Yes

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