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Molecular Laboratory Microbiologist

Posted on: June 1, 2022
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Website South Dakota State University

Higher Education

South Dakota State University (SDSU) is actively seeking a Microbiologist to join our team! This position will assist the Molecular Diagnostic section of the Animal Disease Research & Diagnostic Laboratory (ADRDL) at SDSU. The lab handles animal samples to look for the presence or absence of potentially infectious agents/diseases. We are an AAVLD accredited lab that specializes in high-throughput PCR techniques for state and federal animal movement, surveillance, and diagnostics. The Molecular Diagnostic section is often the lab used for first detection of infectious diseases in animals and is called into action for foreign animal disease (FAD) investigations. 

Job Responsibilities:  To assist with the daily duties including all technical duties related to determine and identify the presence and type of known or unknown pathogenic organisms.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of: 

·         Basic principles and practices of microbiology and general laboratory techniques

·         Molecular tests

·         PROIV and Sandi LIMS systems (preferred)

Skill & Ability to:

·         Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

·         Problem-solve

·         Follow standard operating procedure (SOP) protocols

·         Work safely with laboratory chemicals, materials and specimens

·         Practice strong attention to detail

·         Work independently and as part of a team

·         Prioritize work to meet competing deadlines

Comments:  Must have the ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays when needed. South Dakota State University is a tobacco free environment. It is the policy of the university to maintain a drug-free environment and to thereby establish, promote, and maintain a safe and healthy working and learning environment for employees and students. This position is subject to the university’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy 4:14. Employment is contingent upon a successful background check. Posting #: CSA01323P

Benefits:  South Dakota State University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, and vision coverage for the employee, spouse, and dependents; life insurance; long-term disability insurance; paid holidays; educational assistance; retirement plans; and a generous vacation accrual and sick day allowance.             

Application Procedures:  South Dakota State University accepts applications through an online employment site; to apply, visit https://YourFuture.sdbor.edu.   [SE8503 – 40661]

South Dakota State University promotes access to and opportunities for all to receive the benefit of and participate in education, research, and service and is especially interested in candidates that can contribute to this land-grant access mission. SDSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to, and SDSU prohibits discrimination on, the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status that may become protected under law against discrimination in the offering of all educational programs and employment opportunities.  Arrangements for accommodations required by disabilities can be made by emailing HR@sdstate.edu. Individuals with concerns regarding discrimination should contact: Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX Coordinator, Human Resources, Morrill Hall 100, SDSU, Brookings, SD 57007, 605-688-4128. 

To apply for this job please visit yourfuture.sdbor.edu.