The Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (WVDL) is seeking a temporary Lab Technician to work in our Necropsy/Histology laboratory. WVDL is a high-volume laboratory that offers a broad range of veterinary diagnostic testing services for the State of Wisconsin and the country.
The primary role of the position is to work closely with the microbiologists and assist the pathologists on the necropsy floor. Training is provided to help you gain skills in both necropsy and histology. The tasks relevant to this position include, but are not limited to, performing a routine cleaning of equipment, learning safety operations procedures (SOP), and involvement with environmental monitoring.
The successful applicant for this position will be interested in learning about animal anatomy, disease diagnostics, forensic casework, and histological techniques. The Lab Technician appointment provides a great opportunity to start a career in the field and to be trained by an exceptional team. The appointment is for one year.
Performs routine support in a laboratory to support diagnostic or research work. May calibrate and maintain equipment and creates and/or updates records. May handle administrative and logistical tasks.
5% Uses, maintains, calibrates, and sets up lab equipment and apparatuses according to established policies and procedures and documents activities
40% Coordinates and participates in a variety of routine technical duties by providing assistance to research and/or laboratory staff in testing and experiments
20% Performs quality control, acknowledges documents, performs document reviews and/or writes and revises documents as assigned
15% Completes and acknowledges trainings
20% Sets up, prepares, and cleans laboratory glassware, instruments, equipment, and laboratory work spaces
Review accession paperwork and set up cases in LIMS database
Assist Pathologists by bagging tissues, taking notes, or taking photos
Perform/Assist with disposal services such as incineration, rendering, digestion, composting, and cremation
Utilize different staining methods (general H&E as well as special stains)
Utilize the GT450 slide scanner, prepare electronic cases, and manage cases
Work on projects of interest such as research, poster, or other professional development opportunities to further growth within career-related interests
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Preferred H.S. Diploma - Previous histology experience - High level of attention to detail - Excellent multitasking and time management skills
Preferred -Previous histology experience -High level of attention to detail -Excellent multitasking and time management skills
Full Time: 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Terminal, 12 month appointment. This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding
$20.00 HOURLY Fixed This position offers a comprehensive benefits package, including generous paid time off, competitively priced insurance plans, tax-advantaged savings accounts, and participation in the nationally recognized Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) pension fund. Learn more at https://hr.wisc.edu/benefits/
The successful applicant are responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of the appointment. University sponsorship is not available for this position.
A criminal background check will be conducted on the final candidate(s).
The WVDL is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect, integrity, trust and accountability where employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. The WVDL believes that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success as a lab, and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. We strive for continuous improvement by setting our goals high and expecting high standards using our core values.
How to Apply:
Click the 'Apply Now' button above to begin. You will be prompted to upload the following documents/application materials:
- Resume - Detail your education and professional background. - Cover letter - Briefly describing your qualifications and work related experience. - References - List of three professional references, including one current or recent supervisor. References will not be contacted without prior notice.
It's important that your cover letter and resume reflect your experience for this position related to the Qualifications section. Your application materials will be used during our evaluation to determine your qualifications as they relate to the job. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.
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