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ELECTRON MICROSCOPE TECHNICIAN 1

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ELECTRON MICROSCOPE TECHNICIAN 1
314A
Category: Health Care

Class Series Concept

Prepare specimens for electron microscope examination.

Definition

Under general supervision, perform all routine laboratory and photographic procedures in electron microscopy.

Typical Work

Performs photographic and darkroom procedures;  

Assists, guides, and instructs technicians and/or student helpers in procedures;  

Organizes and maintains files of blocks, slides, sections, and research data;  

Assists in the operation and maintenance of the electron microscope;  

Inventories and orders supplies; maintains equipment;  

Examines sample of stained slides with microscope to ascertain that results are satisfactory;  

performs photographic and darkroom procedures;  

Records patient or research information manually or by computer.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

Desirable Qualifications

An Associate's degree in a science related field

AND 

Six months of technical experience in an electron microscopy laboratory using standard techniques 

OR 

Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class replaces 4736 Electron Microscope Technician I; adopted June 1, 2005.
Revise class. General revision adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.

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