â¢ Two years of related laboratory experience including one year as a Laboratory Technician I or equivalent level experience, or Certified Laboratory Assistant (CLA) certification, or Any combination of related post high school education and experience which totals two years.
Special Required Qualifications
Must have accurate color recognition
Experience in a high volume laboratory environment. Experience with a laboratory information management system (LIMS). Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology and/or animal anatomy.
The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory at Iowa State University is currently acceptingÂ applicationsÂ for 3 new Laboratory Technician II positions to assist with human and animal samples.
Under general supervision, performs difficult technical procedures and allied duties related to a function of a clinical, environmental, teaching or research laboratory; maintains laboratory area and equipment. Provides functional supervision to Laboratory Assistants as required.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
â¢ Records data from somewhat complex electrical and mechanical recording and display devices as well as from observations from other tests.
â¢ Performs standardized statistical analyses on data as required using computer software programs.
â¢ Prepares and may direct the preparation of standardized mixes of chemicals for media, reagents, etc., according to established procedures.
â¢ Assembles and dismantles standard laboratory equipment for experiments and instruction.
â¢ Cleans and maintains a medium-sized laboratory area and equipment therein, makes inventory reports and performs simple maintenance on complex laboratory equipment.
â¢ Maintains supplies and equipment in medium sized laboratory area and reports stock deficiencies.
â¢ Distributes incoming freight, laboratory supplies, environmental samples, or biological specimens and packs outgoing sample or specimen containers.
â¢ Performs, or may direct performance of, data entry, labeling and processing of laboratory specimens.
â¢ Responds to, or may direct response to, telephone inquiries regarding laboratory specimens or samples.
â¢ Investigates and resolves laboratory questions with minimum guidance.
â¢ Assists in training of laboratory staff.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
â¢ Knowledge of care and use of laboratory equipment.
â¢ Knowledge of principles of sanitation, health hazards, and the necessary precautionary measures.
â¢ Knowledge of standard cleaning techniques and equipment and supplies required.
â¢ Knowledge of keyboarding and computer data entry skills.
â¢ Ability to use proper lifting and bending techniques.
â¢ Ability to communicate effectively with others.
â¢ Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
â¢ Ability to collect data, keep accurate records, and prepare reports.
â¢ Ability to count, add, subtract, multiply, divide, and determine percentages.
â¢ Ability to work with computerized inventory control systems.
â¢ Ability to use and care for tools in maintenance and repair work.
â¢ Ability to perform difficult lab procedures and prepare chemical solutions according to instructions.
â¢ Ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.
â¢ Ability to exercise functional supervision over employees.
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
October 11, 2021
Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period
Pay Rate Type:
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Original Posting Date:
September 16, 2020
Posting Close Time:
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Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.