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"BIOLOGY SPECIMEN TECHNICIAN"
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Job Description:

  • 1) Prepares and embeds in plastic, biological specimens of plant and animal life for use as instructional aids: Selects plant or animal specimen in preserved or dried state.

  • 2) Dissects animal and cleans all matter from skeletal structures.

  • 3) Prepares slices or cross sections of small animals, embryos, or cross sections of animal organs, such as glands, kidneys, hearts, or eyes.

  • 4) Selects, trims, and stains a variety of stalks, flowers, and leaves to show plant structure and systems.

  • 5) Selects different stains to clearly indicate support structure, circulatory system, or other feature of plant or animal.

  • 6) Assembles and positions components of specimen in mold, using pins and holding devices.

  • 7) Mixes polylite plastic or other material and completes embedding by varied molding techniques.

  • 8) Works with plants, animals, mollusks, insects, and other classes of plants and animals.

  • 9) Identifies type and age of specimen, date of preparation, and type of embedding material used.

  • 10) May operate incubator to grow chicken eggs for embryo specimens.

  • 11) May prepare ecological kits which demonstrate polluting conditions in water, soil, or air.

 

 

 


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Job Number: 2366