Primary responsibility will be to assist with projects related to analysis of biogenic urinary minerals (uroliths). The work may include:
30% - Package opening and documentation of sample receipt. Performs accurate data entry of epidemiologic information regarding each urolith submission.
55% - Sample sectioning and quantitative mineral analysis. Duties require attention to detail and accurate documentation of laboratory procedures and results. Operates or uses a variety of laboratory equipment used in analysis of urinary minerals. This may include the use of: pH meter, stereomicroscope, polarizing microscope, infrared spectrascope, centrifuges, and/or computer. Provides technical assistance to laboratory colleagues, graduate students, external clinicians, and other by performing analysis of urinary minerals.
10% - Access epidemiologic database to retrieve data. Respond to inquiries regarding samples submitted to the Minnesota Urolith Center. Distribute and archive completed samples and reports.
5% - Participate in ordering, preparing, and stocking supplies, and maintaining equipment and laboratory area. Assists with other special projects or initiatives as needed.
Salary Range: $16.16-$17.09
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required: High School graduation or equivalent with some science courses and 2 years of experience in relevant academic and work experience may be substituted.
Preferred: Demonstrated experience performing computer data entry, use of Microsoft Word and Excel. Previous laboratory experience/coursework including microscopy and optical crystallography desirable. Position requires the ability to sit for 6-8 hours using computers for data entry and/or stereomicroscope and polarizing microscope for quantitative mineral analysis. Employees must be highly accurate and detail oriented.
Internal Number: 338725
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