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Laboratory Assistant- Psychology

Apply now Job no: 492856
Work type: PSS - Professional Support Staff
Location: Allendale
Categories: College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Minimum of two years related work experience and/or relevant training.
  • Ability to operate office equipment.
  • Data entry experience.
  • Typing and spelling competency.
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to provide quality customer service.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain satisfactory work performance and attendance records.
  • Ability to successfully maintain positive intercultural and interpersonal relationships.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and apply complex information from technical and procedural manuals.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully recognize equipment malfunctions and make minor equipment repairs.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully use various computer software applications.
  • Possess strong skills with computer interfaces.
  • Ability to use discretion and judgment in interpreting policies and applying procedures.
  • Ability to solve problems quickly and independently, occasionally with limited backup resources.
  • Demonstrated knowledge on safety regulations and procedures associated with electrical equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience to successfully show knowledge of basic electronics and mechanical aptitude.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Computer science coursework.
  • Programming experience in an object-based language (C++, Java, etc.).
  • Higher education experience.
  • Supervisory experience.

Responsibilities

 

Essential Functions:

  • Set up and operate laboratory equipment, including video, computer, and electro-physiological monitoring equipment.
  • Assist in the logistics and coordination of experiments and observations being carried out in the laboratories.
  • Maintain departmental lab records as required.
  • Manage the subject pool for ongoing experiments.
  • Responsible for orderliness and cleanliness of human research lab areas.
  • Assist in care and treatment of laboratory animals.
  • Maintain inventory of laboratory equipment and supplies.
  • Initiate requisitions for the replacement and repair of equipment as necessary.
  • Demonstrate and/or explain to student employee(s)/student assistant(s) proper laboratory procedures.
  • Oversee research assistants and students who are using the lab.
  • Develop and implement procedures for the efficient operation of a laboratory.
  • Install, test, maintain, and troubleshoot laboratory software
  • Train faculty and students in the use of laboratory software.
  • Ensure laboratories are in compliance with IRB requirements, FERPA, OSHA, and all other regulations that apply.
  • Supervise student employees.

Other related duties as assigned.

Supervision Received:

Reports to Department Chair, with strong input from Psychology Department Research Committee.  Much of the work is self-initiated.  Person is expected to function with considerable independence and apply appropriate policies and procedures within the assigned area of responsibility. 

Supervision Exercised:

Hire, train, schedule and coordinate the work of student employees.  May act as lead worker in a group of PSS staff members for certain tasks within the department/unit/division. 

Physical Demands:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Salary: T-2 Level. Minimum starting salary of $ 18.68

Campus: Allendale

Application Deadline: May 28, 2018

How to Apply: Apply online at jobs.gvsu.edu and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and resume.  The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references.  If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215. 

Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See www.gvsu.edu/affirmative/. [Include the following for job advertisements:] TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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