This position is located at the National Veterinary Services Laboratories (NVSL) in Ames, Iowa. If selected for this position, you would be responsible for organizing and managing a wide variety of standard techniques in performing diagnostic tests, reagent production, developmental studies, and training assignments related to animal pathogens.
The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Contributes to rapid and accurate detection and identification of known pathogens and possesses understanding of good laboratory practices.
Performs serological and chemical techniques for the detection of antibodies and antigens per detailed official Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
Contributes to proficiency test production, sample or kit evaluation, and additional proficiency test production and administration duties.
Characterizes pathogens by phenotype, genotype, and virulence by selecting the appropriate physical, chemical, and biologic tests including animal inoculation. Evaluates findings and determines correct serotype or pathotype.
Under the direction of senior scientists, assists with method validation, for the diagnosis of animal diseases for which standard methods are not described in the literature.
Contributes to review and approval of cases within the laboratory information management system and consistent with quality management guidelines to release reports in a timely manner.