• Full Time
  • Brookings
  • October 26, 2020

Website South Dakota State University

Deadline:  10/26/20

Salary Range CG FH: $15.19-$18.23

12 months, 100% time

SDSU rated the #2 Best Employer in the State of South Dakota by Forbes is offering an exciting career opportunity as a Laboratory Technician within the Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Lab.

Job Responsibilities:  To assist with the daily duties of the Histology Lab, which primarily include dissection of formalin-fixed tissue, case/specimen identification and tracking, assist with inventory management, general laboratory maintenance; and assist with the daily duties of the Clinical Pathology Lab as assigned. Proper identification, trimming and orientation of trimmed tissues, ability to identify problem and special handling cases, and accurate and legible notetaking are required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of: 

Methods, materials, equipment, and techniques of laboratory testing related to histology and clinical pathology
Animal anatomy and basic tissue/organ identification
Basic principles, practices, and procedures of laboratory testing including operation of basic laboratory equipment
Safe laboratory practices

Skill & Ability to:  

Identify and trim formalin-fixed tissues with a scalpel and manually label containers per laboratory protocols with a high level of quality and accuracy
Read and follow SOPs
Work with concentrations, dilutions, weight solids, and measure liquids
Operate different machines and instruments (hotplates, water bath, pH meter, automatic dispenser, wash machine and dryer etc.)
Work independently as well as part of a team
Use effective verbal and written communication
Organizational skills

Comments:  Practical laboratory experience and completed coursework in animal anatomy/physiology are required. Certified Veterinary Technician or coursework in accredited Veterinary Technician program OR B.S. in Biology or other Life Science are strongly preferred. SDSU is a tobacco free environment. It is the policy of the University to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to South Dakota State University’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Benefits:  SDSU offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee, spouse, and dependents; life insurance; long-term disability insurance; paid holidays; educational assistance; retirement plans; and a generous vacation accrual and sick day allowance. 

Application Procedures:  SDSU accepts applications through an on-line employment site, to apply visit http://YourFuture.sdbor.edu.   [AE9701 – 40642]                                                                                                                                                                 

South Dakota State University is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its faculty, staff and students.  Women, minorities, veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by calling 605-688-4128 or sending an e-mail to HR@sdstate.edu.  SDSU prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran’s status, citizenship or any other protected class in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities.  Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact:  Michelle Johnson, Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance & Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4128.                                                                               

To apply for this job please visit yourfuture.sdbor.edu.