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Microbiologist 1

Job description

Employee Type:

CS-Classified Staff

University Title:

Microbiologist 1

Working Title:

Microbiologist 1

College/Area:

College of Veterinary Medicine

Department:

WA Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab (WADDL)

Department Link:

WA Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab (WADDL)

Position Number:

99509

Hiring Unit :

Immunodiagnostics

Work Location:

Pullman

Zip Code:

99164

This position is in a Bargaining Unit:

No

Summary of Duties:

Under general supervision, the Microbiologist 1 performs basic, standardized serologic assays. Records and reports test results. Maintains records, quality control tracking and writes/revises Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Assists higher level personnel in standard serologic testing used for public health, animal health, and safety issues. Assists in the maintenance of laboratory equipment and production of reagents, buffers, and mammalian cell and bacterial cultures. Assists with the decontamination and disposal of biohazardous laboratory wastes. Assist with routine BSE surveillance. Eligibility and understanding of BSL-2 /BSL-3 laboratory safety guidelines and work environment is required. It is recommended the incumbent obtain a rabies vaccine within 6 months of hire.

Additional Information:

University Overview
Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States—out of more than 4,500—singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.
The City
Pullman is one of the biggest little cities you’ll ever visit. Full of cosmopolitan amenities and down-home charm, this eastern Washington gem nestled in the Palouse, is also home to the flagship campus for Washington State University. The city has repeatedly been recognized as one of Washington’s safest cities, one of America’s safest college towns, and one of the best college-town neighborhoods for adults. Whether you’re looking to go to school or relocating to the area, Pullman offers a diverse community committed to inclusion, sustainability, and a high quality of life. Pullman is a dynamic hub for higher education, research, and culture. Pullman is part of the Knowledge Corridor that connects WSU to the University of Idaho in Moscow eight miles to the east and Spokane, Washington’s second-largest city, 75 miles to the north. Just a short drive away excellent outdoor recreation opportunities are abundant as well including golfing, skiing, hiking, and boating.
Benefits Package
Competitive benefits available, more details at hrs.wsu.edu/benefits.

Appointment Status:

Permanent

Job Appointment (FTE%):

100%

Position Term in Months:

12

Monthly Salary:

$3,792.00

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, microbiology, biochemistry, zoology, or a related science; OR equivalent education/experience.

Additional Requirements:

Eligibility and understanding of BSL-2 /BSL-3 laboratory safety guidelines and work environment.
Ability to work occasional overtime on weekdays and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s and/or advanced degree in microbiology or closely related field of study.
Work experience with medical or laboratory database(s).
Experience handling biological specimens.
Experience working with automated lab testing procedures, i.e. ELISA.
Work experience in a diagnostic laboratory setting.
Experience working with SOPs and/or a Quality System.
Familiarity with veterinary medicine.
Experience with mammalian cell cultures.

Will this position require a background check?:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check

Open Date:

11/13/2020

Close Date:

11/30/2020

Open Until Filled :

No

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for at least three (3) professional references in the application.

EEO Statement :

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected]

Posting Number:

20136560P

 

 

 

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Posted: 11/15/2020
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