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Olathe Campus - Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory - Research Technician

The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is hiring a full-time Research Technician at the K-State Olathe campus.  This position will be responsible for the setup of specimens and diagnostic case management in the Microbial Surveillance Laboratory. Specific tasks include: entering case information and requested tests into the LIMS and daily case log sheets, maintaining a proper stock of microbiological media, maintaining frozen isolates, isolation/identification of potential pathogenic bacteria and conducting laboratory quality control procedures.

A bachelor’s degree in medical technology, microbiology biology, chemistry or animal science along with a minimum of 6 months experience in a laboratory setting is required.  Computer skills and ability to use a laboratory information database, along with organization/communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment are necessary.  Candidates with microbiology/diagnostic laboratory experience are preferred.

The position, at times, will require prolonged periods of work in a biological safety cabinet with potential pathogenic organisms, the candidate should be able to perform duties under these circumstances.  Hours are primarily 8:00am-5:00pm but may require work outside of these hours, including occasional evenings, weekends and/or holidays.

Please send your letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to: Jaci Begnoche, jbegnoche@vet.k-state.edu

Screening of applicants will begin on January 3, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

KSU is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.  Background check is required.