Laboratory Technologist

Job description

Job no: 703223
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 10
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory 10046059
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: 42110.00 - 52000.00 Salary Commensurate
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Administrative Professionals- AP, Health Care Support, Veterinary/Animal Care, Union
Position Summary

Michigan State University's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is seeking to hire a Laboratory Technologist to perform analytical procedures including the extraction, purification, and chemical derivatization of xenobiotics from biological samples following laboratory generated standard operating procedures. Under the leadership of the lab supervisor/section chief, conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses by liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC/MS), gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS and GCMS/MS), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), ultraviolet/visible spectrometry (UV/VS), and ICP for unknown compounds. Implements quality control/assurance procedures and maintains and repairs analytical instrumentation per manufacturer guidelines.

The ideal candidate for this position can multitask and prioritize while seeing tasks and projects through to completion. We are looking for a team member who communicates well with a wide range of audiences within the CVM, MSU, and beyond. A successful candidate will be a professional who is organized, does not “sweat the small stuff”, “sees the details,” and is able to remain calm, cool, and collected under pressure. The ideal candidate for this role will be team oriented, collaborative by nature, customer service focused, independent problem solver, and have a positive attitude, while maintaining a professional demeanor.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in science with course work in applied science medical laboratory technician; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in analytical chemistry or toxicology and experience in a high-volume diagnostic laboratory; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Desired Qualifications

Experience with chromatographic separation techniques and chemical detection including mass spectrometry. Experience with analytical equipment use and maintenance and lab safety techniques is essential. A degree in chemistry or biochemistry is a plus. Four year degree in a science field including a six-month internship at an approved institution laboratory.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials


Cover Letter

3 professional references

Work Hours


Summary of Health Risks

Exposure to unfixed animal tissue

Bidding eligibility ends on 5/11/2021 at 11:55 PM

Advertised: May 5, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 1, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time




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Posted: 5/7/2021
Application Due: 6/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time