Company: Kansas State University
Posted on: January 21, 2023
Department: 3670080080 Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Job no: 514355
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 05B
About This Role:
The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL) within the College of
Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Laboratory
Technician. This position within KSVDL exists to serve the needs of
clientele/stakeholders (clients, faculty, residents, students,
coworkers) in regards to necropsy and sample reception, and
assistance with all activities on the necropsy floor. This position
will oversee and manage all necropsy floor activities including
scheduling for teaching and research, disinfection, adherence to
biosafety procedures and protocols in accordance with the KSVDL
quality system, management of student workers, maintenance of
equipment, record keeping related to the above activities, and
maintenance and oversite of the KSVDL bulk autoclave and tissue
digester. This position will also serve as an assistant to
pathologists in necropsy procedures and sample collection from
other samples (i.e. rabies testing, BSE testing, CWD testing). Some
flexibility may be required regarding work hours at
- The primary purpose of this position is organization,
maintenance, scheduling of the necropsy floor. Manage the necropsy
floor and assist faculty pathologists in coordinating necropsy and
mail-in diagnostic cases plus filling add-on requests sent by
email. Scheduling of the floor for all teaching and research usage.
Interaction and communication with Accessioning and Client Care as
well as other laboratory sections will take place on a daily basis.
Responsibilities include operational expertise and maintenance and
use of the tissue digestor and bulk autoclave within the Client
Services area, necropsy coolers, hoist and rail system, bandsaw,
and scales. Scheduling of maintenance visits in accordance with
annual requirements of equipment for maintenance. Performing this
duty will require a strong working knowledge of all necropsy and
pathology SOPs as well as disinfection procedures, required PPE,
and maintenance schedules.
- Intake, documentation, and proper disposal and/or release of
all animals submitted for necropsy, disposal, and/ or cremation,
and other samples for diagnostic testing. In addition, assistance
to those internal clients utilizing the necropsy floor for those
needs outside of routine diagnostics, including research.
Performing this duty will require a strong working knowledge of all
necropsy and pathology SOPs as well as disinfection procedures,
required PPE, and maintenance schedules. All of these tasks are
expected to be completed in accordance with QA/QC procedures with
the intent of adhering to AAVLD accreditation guidelines.
- Maintenance and updating of multiple internal documents will
also be expected which will include but are not limited to SOP''s,
Working Instructions/controlled information, Equipment/Maintenance
Logs, and other logs within the Client Services area. Performing
this duty will require a strong working knowledge of relevant SOPs
and effective writing skills.
- Other tasks that may be performed could include processing
packages, training of student employees, assistance with creating
purchase orders, and filling KSVDL supply orders.
Why Join Us:
Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package
that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans,
paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits
are available, please visit:
We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The
university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial
environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students,
and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles
What You'll Need to Succeed:
- High School Diploma.
- 2 years client service/ communication work experience.
- Knowledge of clinical specimens/testing and medical data
- Veterinary Technician training and curriculum in a certified
- Animal Science/Veterinary Medical experience/education.
- One year of lab/veterinary experience.
- General experience with computer software.
- Use of computer to enter/generate data in LIMS and Microsoft
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United
States at the time of employment.
How to Apply:
Please submit the following documents:
- Cover letter
- Contact information for three professional references
Screening of Applications Begins:
Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is
Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:
$16.11 - $27.38 per hour
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard
to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender
identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected
Background Screening Statement:
In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State
University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the
process of considering your candidacy as an employee.
Advertised: Dec 14, 2022 Central Standard Time
Applications close: Open until filled
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