The primary function of this position is to conduct skilled microbiological testing of client food samples for pathogens and indicator organisms at the bench. Activities related to benchtop testing include making of media, logging in samples, testing kits and supplies, monitoring and verification of equipment, participating in quality assurance of media and test kits, and maintenance of records. Additional duties include safe disposal of biohazardous waste, updating the chemical/media inventories and assisting the lab manager in training student lab assistants.
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:
Bachelor's degree in food science, biology, or microbiology plus one year of lab or related experience; equivalent education/experience considered. Skilled at utilizing weigh balances and pipettors. Word processing and spreadsheet software skills.
Experience working in an ISO certified lab. Knowledge of aseptic technique, making media, and working under ISO quality requirements.
Posted Salary: $17.00/hr
Job Type: Full-Time Temporary
Internal Number: 72081
About University of Nebraska - Lincoln
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.