I work with the College of Integrated Science and Engineering (CISE) Laboratory Operations team members in support of Environment group courses. I work collaboratively with the interim CISE Safety Liaison in support of the chemical and biological safety within CISE and in areas under the responsibility of the CISE Safety Liaison. I ensure appropriate preparation of reagents and supplies, and assess general lab supply inventories. I work with faculty to define and procure supplies for new lab exercises and courses. I understand the function and operation of laboratory instrumentation, such as:
Autoclave, 96-Well Plate Readers/Spectrometers, thermocyclers, various incubators/shakers, gel documentation system, laminar flow hoods, and biological safety cabinets. I Assist in the maintenance of CISE purified water systems, and address issues related to equipment identification, tracking, and management. I work in cooperation with CISE Lab Operation fiscal support to specify and support processes associated with ordering of supplies and small equipment, and I address issues of “wet” laboratory safety and coordinate with the interim CISE Safety Liaison to facilitate safe laboratory practices in all areas of responsibility in accordance with JMU safety documentation.
The most enjoyable part of my job is working with the students and faculty at JMU. My co-workers and management are fantastic, and constantly look out for my best interest and the best interest of the students.