Process and test animal specimens for diagnostic purposes using molecular-based assays, ELISA, or other serologic methods; organize and analyze data, and enter and retrieve information from the Laboratory Information Management System; perform quality control procedures and maintain quality control records; store and dispose of specimens; operate and maintain scientific equipment; communicate with lab staff, veterinarians and clients to provide information and lab results; work with other lab personnel in an environment of problem-solving and process improvement. The position has responsibility for the safety and health of others and therefore involves strict attention to detail and protocol. Working hours are between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and may include occasional University holidays on a rotating basis.
Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree in microbiology or a related biological science field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in virology and high-volume diagnostic laboratory techniques; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; this job may require certifications, approvals, or training.
Molecular diagnostic testing experience in nucleic acid extraction, PCR-based procedures, and antigen/antibody detection methods; ability to multi-task and meet deadlines while maintaining a high quality of work; ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and demonstrate a high level of initiative; experience in the use of laboratory information systems and the file management and manipulation of Excel and Word; excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong problem solving and customer service skills, and the ability to maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
Required Application Materials
2.) Cover Letter,
3.) 3 Professional References
Working hours are between 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and may include occasional University holidays on a rotating basis.
Summary of Health Risks
Work with animals or unfixed animal tissue.
Bidding eligibility ends on 8/13/2019 at 11:55 PM
Internal Number: 598805
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