Laboratory Manager I
Position Summary: This is a Laboratory Manager I position with the Serology/Virology section of the Athens Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. The primary duties will be to perform a variety of diagnostic tests for the detection of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and prions from animal tissues as well as general lab duties. The Laboratory Manager I will perform experiments, interpret results, consult with submitting veterinarians/pathologists, assist in maintaining proper quality assurance, and may supervise students and staff.
Responsibilities: Diagnostic Testing and Reporting: Perform a variety of diagnostic tests for the detection of viruses, bacteria, fungi, and prions from animal tissues. Work content will include: receiving/recording of samples; preparing samples for testing; culturing various cell lines for virus isolation and serum neutralization tests; performing a wide variety of diagnostic tests including but not limited to: ELISA, direct & indirect immunofluorescence, serum neutralization, latex agglutination, and agar gel immunodiffusion. Accurately recording/interpreting test results and preparing test reports for clients.
Qualifications: Bachelors degree and 4 years experience or equivalent combination required. Specialty certification may be required. Masters degree preferred Area-specific certification (i.e.; SCUBA) and training may be required. Other training will be provided as appropriate (i.e.; UGA HazMat training and/or Radiation Worker).
About UGA: The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
Full time/Part time: Full Time
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