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Job Standard for Laboratory Aide

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Laboratory Aide Overview

  • Person Group: Non-Classified/Professional
  • Job Code: 95013
  • Pay Grade: F
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 1
  • Family: Research & Laboratory
  • Function: Research & Lab Support


To support smooth and efficient operation of teaching, research or medical laboratory

Level Scope

Applies basic skills while developing some specialized skills in procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment appropriate to area of specialization; performs routine and/or repetitive tasks; limited decision making required; generally works under close supervision; has no or limited experience; work is performed from within specific limits of established procedures and/or defined instructions.

Minimum Qualifications

Basic math, written and oral skills

High School graduate or GED

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to listen to and understand information and directions presented through spoken words
  • Ability to communicate information so others will understand
  • Ability to follow the directions of higher level staff
  • Ability to complete work in a timely manner

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60 % of Time Laboratory Aide will:

  • Performs routine cleaning, sterilizing and other light housekeeping tasks
  • Completes tasks under the direct supervision of an administrative superior
  • Assure that equipment, glassware, and laboratory work areas are clean and orderly
  • Respond to directions and feedback given by supervisor on a daily basis

35% of Time Laboratory Aide:

  • Can be determined by department needs

5% of Time Laboratory Aide:

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection

Travel Requirement

No travel required for Laboratory Aide

Career Path

Laboratory Assistant

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.