Laboratory Technician 2


30+ days ago

Job ID: 617564 Apply Today at WorkForIndiana.IN.Gov

Hire Salary will be commensurate with education and professional experience.

About the State of Indiana

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About the Indiana State Department of Health

The Indiana State Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.

About the Job

The Laboratory Technician 2 performs various types of tests and related preparation as well as support functions in the Indiana State Department of Health Laboratories.

A Day in the Life

Representative duties may include:

  • Conducts established viral, bacteriological and microscopic procedures, such as rabies necropsy, tissue impressions and direct fluorescent antibody staining.
  • Performs duties in support of operations such as sample log in, filing lab notes, and preparation of reagents.
  • Records results of analyses on prescribed forms.
  • Performs data gathering of equipment for quality control purposes.
  • Logs in and prepares samples for use in the appropriate laboratory area.
  • Assists professional staff with supply inventory.
  • General knowledge to conduct certain established laboratory procedures and assist professional staff in a wide range of established laboratory procedures both manual and automated.
  • General knowledge of standard laboratory techniques and laboratory safety.
  • Basic knowledge of current advancements in laboratory sample preparation and/or analysis as well as relevant equipment.
  • Basic knowledge and compliance with all hospital, State and Federal laws, rules and regulations pertaining to laboratory operations (e.g. CLIA, HIPAA, Blood Borne Pathogen, etc.)
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail that ensures testing accuracy.
  • Ability to assist in administrative support tasks such as inventory, data entry and report filing and preparation.
  • Ability to follow laboratory safety guidelines outlined in the ISDH Laboratory Safety and Biosafety manuals, including wearing all appropriate personal protective equipment required for specific job tasks.
  • Performs other related work as required.

What ISDH is looking for

Two (2) years of full-time paid work experience, PLUS three (3) years of full-time paid experience in laboratory work. Substitutions: High School graduation or successful completion of the General Educational Development Test at the high school level will substitute for the required experience, EXCEPT for the laboratory experience, with a maximum substitution of two (2) years. Completion of an accredited vocational training program as a Laboratory Assistant may substitute for the required laboratory experience with a maximum substitution of one (1) year. Accredited college training may substitute for the required laboratory experience with a maximum substitution of three (3) years. (Fifteen (15) semester hours in a Biological Science or Chemistry required).


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

  • Medical / Dental / Vision plans
  • Health Savings Account available - with Employer Contribution
  • Prescription Coverage
  • New Parent Leave Plan
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer-funded Retirement Plan
  • Deferred Compensation Plan with Employer Match
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Work/life balance: 24 Paid Days Off and 12 Holidays, per year
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Qualified Employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program


The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Type: Full-time


  • Lab Technician: 2 years (Preferred)


  • Associate (Preferred)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Preferred)