"BIOLOGY SPECIMEN TECHNICIAN"
Job Description and Jobs
- 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: 805