Laboratory Specialist MDL

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 181000 - CVM Academic Affairs
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

The Laboratory Specialist is responsible for the planning, preparation and Implementation of multiple laboratory activities; ensuring all Hazmat and. laboratory safety precautions are implemented and followed; assisting with the planning and preparation for the Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates Clinical Proficiency Examination; and the laboratory support and supervision of the Veterinary Medicine professional curriculum.

Salary Grade:  13

Please see Staff Compensation Structure for salary ranges.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Works with faculty In the planning and preparation of daily instructional laboratory activities for undergraduate, graduate and veterinary students, Including activities using lab, companion, and farm animals, operation and maintenance of sophisticated laboratory equipment and Instruction of students In proper procedures and In proper use of equipment and supplies.
2. Responsible for the collection and preservation of anatomical specimens for laboratory use
3. Assists with the planning and preparation of the Education Commission for Foreign Veterinary Graduates clinical competency examination
4. Maintains records of laboratory supplies, equipment, materials and set-ups required for scheduled laboratory exercises
5. Maintains adherence to Federal regulations regarding the care and use of animals
6. Assists with the surgery and anesthesia laboratories
7. Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include a bachelor's degree in a science field, such as Biology, Animal Science, Anatomy and Physiology or a medical related field. Also, 1 year experience in a multi-discipline laboratory setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

Three or more years of laboratory or other related work experience and multi-discipline laboratory preparations work experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1. Ability to work with anatomical specimens and experimental animals used in laboratory exercises.
2. Working knowledge of anatomy.
3. Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
4. Interest and concern for professional students and their learning process.
5. Ability to lift and move objects weighing 30-50 pounds.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

1. Variance in work volume seasonal and predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present.
2. Job requires standing, walking, stooping/kneeling/crouching
3. Most work performed indoors in comfortable temperatures with some exposure to frigid temperatures indoors and outdoors.
4. Job requires occasional lifting and moving of objects >50

Instructions for Applying:

Applicants must apply online. Please include resume and cover letter along with names and addresses of three references.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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