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.
As a Veterinary Microbiology Laboratory Technician III, you will:
Determine, prepare, analyze and interpret microbiological tests in diagnostic and research laboratory for morphological, serological, proteomic, quantity and biochemical characterization of infectious agents including bacteria and parasites.
Perform urinalysis testing.
Conduct antimicrobial susceptibility testing.
Prepare and process clinical and post mortem specimens from animals/environment for microbiological testing.
Prepare reports for veterinarians and animal owners.
Communicate effectively with clientele.
Perform microscopic examination of various stained slides.
Prepare packages for shipment of infectious and non-infections samples.
This position may perform some specialized testing which may include fungal culture, Leptospira testing, Mycoplasma culture, Listeria culture, Salmonella surveillance culture, select agent testing, and virology/serology testing. Testing will be performed under direct supervision. This position will include occasional weekend and holiday rotations.
Ranked as one of the best employers in the state of Nebraska, the University of Nebraska is committed to providing a work environment and culture that fosters personal and professional success and satisfaction. By joining our team, you will be given opportunities to grow as an individual and contribute to the significant impact that we make within the University of Nebraska community and Nebraska's economy each year.
We invest in our employees:
Vacation, sick, and holiday pay
Medical, dental, and vision insurance
No-cost life insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Tuition assistance for full-time employees and dependents
Exclusive staff discounts
Continuous improvement and innovation
Professional development through training and education
A diverse and inclusive workplace
And much more!
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See: http://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Associate's degree in microbiology, clinical laboratory technology, or related field + 3 years of lab or related experience or Bachelor's degree in microbiology, clinical laboratory technology, or related field + 1 year of lab or related experience. Knowledge of microbiology including bacteriology, mycology, and parasitology. Good interpersonal and communication skills are needed to allow for clear communication to NVDC clients and staff.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.