The Nebraska Veterinary Diagnostic Center (NVDC) employs state-of-the-art testing procedures to provide disease surveillance and diagnostic services to veterinarians, livestock producers, pet owners and researchers.
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As the Sample Receiving Technician II, you will:
Work in the sample receiving and necropsy laboratories with a primary focus on providing sample receiving/processing/preparation for the other laboratory sections and entering animal IDs into the computer system.
Centralize sample ordering for the VDC.
Assist with necropsy prosection and sample collection.
Package and ship biological samples to other laboratories according to EHS guidelines.
Contribute to additional operational activities including, but not limited to maintaining biosafety standards, ensuring compliance with and activities related to the VDC quality system including document writing and maintaining sample and testing quality, collecting rabies samples as contracted by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
Serve on laboratory committees.
Supervise and train student workers.
Serve as backup for mail pickup, animal unloading and euthanasia, carcass disposal, incinerator operation, and client contact.
Laboratory operation is under BSL-2 laboratory conditions and an understanding of the biological behavior of BL-2 bacteriologic, virologic, toxicologic, and parasitologic agents and their zoonotic consequences for laboratory personnel is needed.
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Minimum Required Qualifications:
Associate's degree in biological sciences, laboratory technology, veterinary technology, or related field plus two years of experience in a laboratory setting; equivalent education/experience including college laboratory coursework considered. Experience must demonstrate precision, accuracy, and attention to detail. Familiarity with medical terminology. Basic knowledge of anatomy and microbiology. Knowledge of large and small animal behavior. Experience with basic laboratory procedures such as sample preparation, processing, and labeling and biosecurity and safety regulations. Basic data entry computer skills.
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