Research Specialist B: Medical Technologist-Microbiology

Job description

Job location: New Bolton Center

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-18
Req: JR00029531
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Posted Job Title

Research Specialist B: Medical Technologist-Microbiology

Job Profile Title

Research Specialist B

Job Description Summary

Seeking a Medical Technologist with diagnostic microbiology and serology experience to perform diagnostic microbiological and serological assays at the Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System-New Bolton Center Microbiology Department. Provide maintenance of departmental quality assurance program to fulfill AAVLD accreditation and GLP requirements. No primary research is involved.

Job Description

Responsibilities include:

  • Diagnostic Microbiology: Bacterial/fungal species isolation and identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, supportive testing and agricultural industry microbial testing
  • Mammalian Serology: Equine infectious anemia virus (EIA/Coggins) testing, equine progesterone testing, other mammalian pathogen testing/serological assays as developed
  • Quality assurance/quality control to support AAVLD accreditation and GLP requirements, inventory control
  • Data entry and results compilation
  • Client communications


Bachelor’s degree and 1-3 years of laboratory experience (preferably medical technology, bacteriological assays, and serological assays) or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Clinical diagnostic laboratory experience is preferred. Good organizational skills are a must. Good interpersonal and communication skills are needed to effectively communicate with clients, staff and faculty. Basic computer skills are essential. Must be available to work an alternative schedule of a Tuesday thru Saturday work week including rotating holiday coverage.

This position is located in Kennett Square, PA where there is no public transportation. Individuals must have their own transportation.

Position is contingent upon funding.

Job Location - City, State

Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Veterinary Medicine

Pay Range

$36,401.00 - $65,521.00

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Special Requirements 
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Job No:
Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 5/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time