Work in the sample receiving and necropsy laboratories with a primary focus on providing sample receiving/processing/preparation for the other laboratory sections, entering animal IDs into the computer system, centralizing sample ordering for the VDC, assisting with necropsy prosection and sample collection, and packaging and shipment of biological samples to other laboratories according to EHS guidelines.
This position will contribute to additional operational activities including, but not limited to maintaining biosafety standards, assisting with SOP writing, maintaining SOP compliance, ensuring proper sample integrity is maintained for quality control standards, assisting with research projects, collecting rabies samples as contracted by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, serving on laboratory committees, supervising and training student workers, serving as backup for mail pickup, animal unloading and euthanasia, carcass disposal, incinerator operation, and client contact.
Laboratory operation is under BSL-2 laboratory conditions and an understanding of the biological behavior of BL-2 bacteriologic, virologic, toxicologic, and parasitologic agents and their zoonotic consequences for laboratory personnel is needed.
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: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Associate’s degree in biological sciences or related field plus two years of experience in a laboratory setting; equivalent education/experience considered. Experience must demonstrate precision, accuracy, and attention to detail. Familiarity with medical terminology. Basic knowledge of anatomy and microbiology. Knowledge of large and small animal behavior. Experience with basic laboratory procedures such as sample preparation, processing, and labeling and biosecurity and safety regulations. Basic data entry computer skills.
Knowledge of pathology, bacteriology, virology, toxicology, and parasitology.
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) required. Subject to DOT approved pre-employment & random testing for alcohol and controlled substances.
Criminal History Background Check Required