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Laboratory Technician II

Murray State University

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Posting Number:


Job Title:

Laboratory Technician II

Type of Employment:

Regular Full-Time

Work Location:


Employment Term:

12 Months

Position Type:

Staff - Non-Exempt(Hourly)


Breathitt Veterinary Center

Summary of Job Duties and Responsibilities:

•Collects and organizes samples for testing, performs laboratory procedures, document and communicate findings.

•Utilizes validated laboratory techniques and processes to analyze patient specimens leading to diagnosis
•Verifies Laboratory Technician I test results
•Assists in scheduling work activities
•Operates sensitive scientific equipment during the analytical process
•Documents findings in laboratory information management system
•Recognizes, documents, and provides input to correct substandard quality
•Develops, reviews, and evaluates processes as necessary
•Participates in planning, hiring and other university and laboratory committees
•Trains new laboratory personnel
•Develops worksheets for patient specimen.
•Additional projects as directed.
•Position requires strict adherence to the Quality Management System.
•Position requires strict adherence to laboratory safety practices.
•Confidentiality of client information and case results.

Minimum Education Requirements:

•Bachelor of Science degree related to the area of work to be performed.

Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:

•One year of laboratory experience. Strong emphasis in the related area of work to be performed is preferred.
•Alertness, memory for verbal and written directions and details, analytical ability, and ability to logically plan and organize analytical processes, and ability to interpret and verify test results.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills.
•Collegiate level scientific processes, use of sensitive diagnostic equipment, record keeping, and filing procedures.

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates selected to interview will demonstrate skills necessary for microscope operation, preparing a blood smear, performing a manual differential cell count and urinalysis analysis, and identifying fecal, red blood cell (RBC) parasites, and an abnormal complete blood count (CBC).

Hourly Rate:

$14.10 (Additional pay dependent upon qualifications)

Work Hours:

•Normal working hours.

Physical Demands:

•Handling of hazardous materials and biological contaminants; strong pungent odors.


Working at Murray State University

For almost 100 years Murray State University has served students from the region, the nation and the world. Founded in 1922, the University has grown from an enrollment of 202 students to 10,017 today. Students receive personalized attention from supportive faculty and staff as the University offers a 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio. Murray State University has ranked among the top universities in the nation in U.S.News & World Report's annual publication, America's Best Colleges, for the past 28 consecutive years. Additionally, The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Murray State a "Great College to Work For" for 7 of the past 10 years.

Recognition of the quality of Murray State programs is reflected in accreditations. Murray State has been continuously accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) since 1928. Program accreditations have also been attained in animal health technology, art, business, counseling, dietetics, engineering physics, several engineering technology programs, chemistry, journalism and mass communications, music, nursing, occupational safety and health, physics and engineering physics, social work, special education, teacher education and veterinary laboratory diagnostics.

Located in the Jackson Purchase lake area of west Kentucky, Murray State is a state-supported comprehensive University with four academic colleges - business, education and human services, humanities and fine arts, and science, engineering and technology - a school of agriculture, and a school of nursing and health professions. The University's 236-acre main campus is in Murray, a city of 17,741. The University offers undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs, professional instruction, as well as continuing education programs.

The main campus comprises more than 70 major buildings, including classroom and office buildings and two libraries. The Waterfield Library houses the circulating collection, reference sources, government documents, microforms and periodicals. The historic Pogue Library contains special materials relating to the history and culture of west Kentucky and the region. Murray State also operates the Pullen Farm, Hancock Biological Station, Breathitt Veterinary Center and The Arboretum at Murray State. In addition to the main campus in Murray, the University's regional campuses and educational presences include Fort Campbell, Henderson, Hopkinsville, Madisonville and Paducah.

The University's mission statement is as follows:

Murray State University places our highest priority on student learning and excellent teaching, blending the range of educational opportunities often experienced at research institutions with the nurturing student-teacher interactions usually found at smaller universities. We offer relevant undergraduate and graduate degree programs with core studies in the liberal arts and sciences, leading to degrees from certificates to advanced practice doctorates that prepare students for success. Through effective and creative teaching, the opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to real-world situations, and academic and student support services, our quality faculty and staff foster student growth in knowledge, critical inquiry, and innovative thinking.


As a public comprehensive university dedicated to diversity, global awareness, and intellectual curiosity, we actively engage students, faculty, staff, and the community in collaborative scholarship, creative activity, and research. We invest in our communities through thoughtful public service in our 18-county service region and beyond. Our uniqueness arises from our combination of academic excellence, welcoming atmosphere, and dedication to student success through mentored, real-world learning opportunities in an open-minded and supportive learning environment.

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