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Iowa State University Diagnostic Associate I - Molecular Diagnostic Lab in Ames, Iowa

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Position Title:Diagnostic Associate I - Molecular Diagnostic Lab

Job Group:Professional & Scientific

Required Minimum Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree

Special Required QualificationsMust have accurate color recognition

Preferred Qualifications:• Experience in a veterinary diagnostic service or industrial biological laboratory.

• Experience and/or demonstrated working knowledge of laboratory assays.

• Experience or demonstrated knowledge of quality assurance/quality controls

Job Description:

The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory Molecular Diagnostic Lab in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University is seeking qualified candidates for a part-time Diagnostic Associate I position. The ISU VDL is a full-service veterinary diagnostic laboratory engaged in missions of service, teaching and research on a daily basis. The laboratory processes 90,000+ submissions from veterinarians and researchers annually.

This position will be responsible for developing and validating assays used for diagnostic and research purposes, and managing a research caseload. Additional responsibilities include overall management, coordination, and supervision of the laboratory.

Example of Duties

• Performs a variety of diagnostic tests within a specific specialty area.

• Acts as a liaison between pathologists and laboratory personnel for research or case series submissions.

• Develops, validates and implements new assays for diagnostic and research purposes.

• Evaluates current protocols for effectiveness of tests and uses independent judgement to determine when adjustments to procedures are necessary.

• Assists in training staff and students.

• Works with clients to assist diagnosticians in communicating and troubleshooting testing needs and results.

Level Guidelines

• Individual contributor position with developing professional and/or technical skills working under immediate to general supervision

• Grasps professional-level knowledge and concepts of field while working in a progressive learning mode

• Works on problems and issues of somewhat limited scope

• Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data for which answers are available or can be obtained

• Responds to inquiries and issues, escalating to manager or higher level workers as appropriate

• May lead projects of limited scope and complexity

• May provide guidance to students

Appointment Type:Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:October 3, 2022

Number of Months Employed Per Year:

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:PS806

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: September 3, 2021

Posting Close Date:September 29, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R6134