Research Technician III

Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

United States

November 29, 2021


Position Information Working Title Research Technician III

Department Vet Diagnostic Center-7278 Requisition Number S210977 Posting Open Date 10/22/2021 Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 11/29/2021 Posting Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Description of Work

Determine, prepare, analyze and interpret microbiological tests in diagnostic and research laboratory for morphological, serological, proteomic, quantity and biochemical characterization of infectious agents including bacteria and parasites. Perform urinalysis testing. Conduct antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Prepare and process clinical and post mortem specimens from animals/environment for microbiological testing. Prepare reports for veterinarians and animal owners. Communicate effectively with clientele. Microscopic examination of various stained slides. Prepare packages for shipment of infectious and non-infections samples. This position may perform some specialized testing which may include fungal culture, Leptospira testing, Mycoplasma culture, Listeria culture, Salmonella surveillance culture, select agent testing, and molecular diagnostics. Testing will be performed under direct supervision. This position will include occasional weekend and holiday rotations.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: https:// www. nondiscrimination.

Minimum Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree plus 1 year of lab or related experience required; equivalent education/experience will be considered. Knowledge of microbiology including bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology. Must have good interpersonal skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills including the ability to communicate clearly to VDC clients and faculty.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in a bacteriology lab preferred. Veterinary microbiology and clinical laboratory experience helpful. ASCP certification helpful.

Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required No Physical Required No Commercial Driver's License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre- employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances. No Criminal History Background Check Required Yes Posted Salary $19.238/hr minimum How to Apply

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Please call Human Resources at 402-472-3101

Job Category (old) Office/Service Job Type Full-Time Alternate Work Schedule (if other than 8-5) Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? No If Temporary, indicate end date Planned Hire Date: Appointment End Date

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Please describe your lab experience, including years of experience.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please detail your knowledge of microbiology including bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please describe your experience in the following: bacteriology lab, Veterinary microbiology and/or clinical laboratory.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Do you have an ASCP certification?
  • Yes
  • No
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