This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Medical Laboratory Technician 2 position for the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in the Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine at Oregon State University (OSU).
The Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine provides professional and graduate programs for veterinary students, leading to DVM, MS, and PhD degrees, operates both a Large and a Small Animal Teaching Hospital, and State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories. The College operates within a total budget (from all sources) of approximating $16 million annually, which supports educational programs, veterinary medical and diagnostic public services, and research programs with broad impacts related to animal and human health. The College employs approximately 150 faculty and staff, plus student workers.
This position performs specialized functions to support the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (OVDL), including preparation of specimens for testing or shipment to other laboratories, disposal of specimens, receiving room biosecurity, and distribution of specimens to section laboratories. This position is the first to handle submitted specimens in multi-step diagnostic procedures.
The position also provides support to the OVDL by accepting diagnostic specimens for testing, assisting clients with laboratory documents, accessioning and labeling specimens, maintaining chain of custody records, and working with the OVDL laboratory information management system.
Information regarding the environment this position works within is located in the Working Conditions / Work Schedule section.
A Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology or Microbiology; OR Two years of Medical Laboratory Technician experience preparing reagents, test media, and stains; performing standardized laboratory tests and examinations; and assisting occasionally in more complex, specialized testing procedures AND one of the following: One year of “technical trainee” experience as a Laboratory Assistant in a medical laboratory; Completion of a certified Laboratory Assistant training program; or A certificate or Associate’s degree from an accredited Medical laboratory Technician training program.
Knowledge of basic medical and diagnostic laboratory methods and safety procedures.
Knowledge of computerized record systems.
Knowledge of general office procedures including the ability to effectively and cordially interact and communicate with the public.
Thoroughness and attention to detail.
Ability to strictly adhere to standard operating procedures.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
This position is located in the Oregon Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory's Receiving and Necropsy section, which are laboratory spaces designed for the receipt and processing diagnostic specimens and dissection of deceased animals.
This position requires exposure to and the ability to work with deceased animals, tissue, fecal, blood, and/or other biological samples as well as infectious animals and noxious odors on a daily basis.
This position requires rabies vaccination for safety of the incumbent and will be provided at the employer's expense.
This position requires use of laboratory coats, closed toed shoes, and/or use of other personal protective equipment.
This position requires the ability to safely move objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
This position may require overtime, evening, weekend, and/or work on holidays.
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