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Iowa State University Part-time Research Technician II – Veterinary Parasitology in Ames, Iowa

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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

Job Description:

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

Pay Grade:PS804

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae2) Letter of Application/Cover LetterIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date: July 16, 2021

Posting Close Date:July 29, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R5642

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. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community ( .

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email .

If you have questions about the application process please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll-Free at 1-877-477-7485 . Iowa State University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. Applicants with questions about access or requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process should email or call (515) 294-4800 or Toll-Free: (877) 477-7485 . TTY users are welcome to use the Iowa Relay Service number by dialing 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2942 .

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