Laboratory Technologist

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 183100 - CVM MVRDL
Location: Rankin County
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Position Function:

Perform microbiology, serology, bacteriology, virology, and other laboratory tests on mammalian and poultry samples to obtain data for monitoring programs and accurate diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Salary Grade:  13

Please see Staff Compensation Structure for salary ranges. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The following examples are intended as illustrations only of the various types of duties assigned in positions allocated to this classification. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment of the position.
1) Perform tests on veterinary specimens pertaining to serology, bacteriology, virology, and molecular diagnostics (including but not limited to ELISA, hemagglutination, gel immunodiffusion, bacterial culture, viral isolation, and PCR-based procedures) according to corresponding Standing Operating Procedures.
2) Assist with procedures, as needed, in different laboratory areas, and collaborate with other laboratory personnel.
3) Perform QA/QC duties and maintain QA/QC records required for AAVLD accreditation
4) Conduct laboratory housekeeping procedures (decontamination procedures, cleaning of glassware, and material preparation).
5) Maintain records of data and perform data analyses.
6) Other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelors of Science degree with major course work in an appropriate field
Two years of post-secondary training or education in a life sciences field or other field appropriate for the assignment and two years of related lab work
Any equivalent combination of related experience and/or education approved by the Department of Human Resources Management

Instructions for Applying:

Applicants must apply online. Please include cover letter and resume along with names and addresses of three references and unofficial transcript with social security numbers redacted. This position is located in Pearl, MS

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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