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ELECTRON MICROSCOPY TECH, SR
Job Title: ELECTRON MICROSCOPY TECH, SR
Job Code: 0291
Job Level: 09
Revised Date: 05/15/2006
Job Family: JF 05
Perform complex technical work involved in preparing biological tissue for electron microscopy, operating electron microscope to scan sections and to take micrographs of specimens and developing and printing electron micrographs.
Perform complex technical work involved in preparing biological tissue for electron microscopy to include fixing, dehydrating, embedding, trimming, cutting and staining sections.
Operate electron microscope to scan sections and to take electron micrographs of specimens.
Coordinate and participate in darkroom procedures to develop and print electron micrographs; assemble, mount and label slides and pictures for publication and presentations.
Perform histological and cytological experimental procedures related to electron microscopy; compile, analyze and document procedures and results.
Prepare various stock laboratory solutions; prepare slides for light microscopy as required.
Perform cleaning, maintenance and alignment procedures on electron microscope and related equipment.
Maintain files of slides, negatives, prints and other materials.
Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment; reorder as required.
Provide technical guidance, instruction and consultation to faculty and student researchers and to staff members as required.
Make work assignments; review work of lower level employees; assist in training new personnel.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires a Bachelor's degree in a related science field.
Work requires one year of experience beyond education/training requirement to include experience in the preparation of tissue for electron microscopy and the set up, operation and maintenance of a scanning and/or transmission electron microscope.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
EM maintenance, operation; specimen preparation; negative staining; utramicrotomy; histology; cytology; virology; teaching.
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