Iowa State University Part-time Research Technician II – Veterinary Parasitology in Ames, Iowa
Position Title:Part-time Research Technician II – Veterinary Parasitology
Job Group:Professional & Scientific
Required Minimum Qualifications:High school diploma or equivalent and 3 years of related experience
Special Required QualificationsMust have accurate color recognition
Preferred Qualifications:Bachelors degree in biology or related fieldExperience in a laboratory setting, including handling biological samples, using microscopes, and preparing solutionsDemonstrated knowledge of routine laboratory techniques and lab equipment maintenanceDemonstrated ability to accurately record and summarize data
The Department of Veterinary Pathology in the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking qualified candidates for a Part-time Research Technician II position. This position will be responsible for supporting research activities in the Parasitology lab of Dr. Matthew Brewer, including handling biological samples (stool, blood, urine, tissue) arriving for parasite analysis, preparing solutions and buffers for testing, and entering data outcomes into software. Additional responsibilities will include maintaining lab equipment and microscopes, entering orders, and providing back-up support to other laboratories in the department. This position will be 20 hours/week. There is the potential that this position could turn into full-time hours.
SummaryResponsible for coordinating the testing of samples. Monitors and maintains lab equipment. Troubleshoots issues in the lab.Example of Duties• Performs a variety of tests requiring a high degree of proficiency.• Collects, analyzes, and processes laboratory samples or research data.• Troubleshoots problems and recommends solutions.• Determines testing methods for non-standardized test.• Cleans, sanitizes, maintains, and operates lab equipment.• Assists scientists with research and record findings in the field or lab.• Maintains sample tracking.Level Guidelines• Career-level position demonstrating proficiency and knowledge of related competencies• Works under direct to general supervision and may receive guidance on more complex assignments• Follows established procedures for work assignments, and completes assignments which are semi-routine and may be atypical in nature• Applies thorough knowledge to respond to inquiries and requests• Able to resolve most problems and issues and respond to requests without escalation• Provides guidance to students• May provide supervision to one to two other staff or lead a small work team
Appointment Type:Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)
Proposed End Date or Length of Term:February 14, 2022
Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period
Time Type:Part time
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Original Posting Date: July 16, 2021
Posting Close Date:July 29, 2021
Job Requisition Number:R5642
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