Diagnostic Associate I

Updated: 25 days ago
Location: Ames, IOWA
Job Type: FullTime

Position Information:


Position Title:
Diagnostic Associate I


Job Group:
Professional & Scientific


Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree


Special Required Qualifications
Must have accurate color recognition


Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience in a veterinary diagnostic service or industrial biological laboratory.
-Experience and/or demonstrated working knowledge of laboratory assays.
-Experience or demonstrated knowledge of quality assurance/quality controls.


Job Description:

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University is accepting applications for a Diagnostic Associate I to work within the Molecular, Virology, Heath Assurance Testing Service (HATS) section (MVHS) at the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (ISU VDL). The ISU VDL is a full-service veterinary diagnostic laboratory engaged in missions of service, teaching and research on a daily basis. The laboratory receives more than 85,000 submissions from veterinarians and researchers annually.

Summary
Responsible for developing and validating histopathological assays used for diagnostic and research purposes, and managing a research caseload. Additional responsibilities include overall management, coordination, and supervision of the laboratory.
Example of Duties
• Performs a variety of diagnostic tests within a specific specialty area.
• Acts as a liaison between pathologists and laboratory personnel for research or case series submissions.
• Develops, validates and implements new assays for diagnostic and research purposes.
• Evaluates current protocols for effectiveness of tests and uses independent judgement to determine when adjustments to procedures are necessary.
• Assists in training staff and students.
• Works with clients to assist diagnosticians in communicating and troubleshooting testing needs and results.
Level Guidelines
• Individual contributor position with developing professional and/or technical skills working under immediate to general supervision
• Grasps professional-level knowledge and concepts of field while working in a progressive learning mode
• Works on problems and issues of somewhat limited scope
• Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data for which answers are available or can be obtained
• Responds to inquiries and issues, escalating to manager or higher level workers as appropriate
• May lead projects of limited scope and complexity
• May provide guidance to students


Appointment Type:
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)


Proposed End Date or Length of Term:

October 25, 2021


Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period


Time Type:
Full time


Pay Rate Type:
Salary


Pay Grade:
PS806


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 Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.


Original Posting Date:
September 24, 2020


Posting Close Time:

This posting will close at 12:00 AM CST on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM CST the day prior.


Posting Close Date:
October 1, 2020


Job Requisition Number:
R3303



Position Information:


Position Title:
Diagnostic Associate I


Job Group:
Professional & Scientific


Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree


Special Required Qualifications
Must have accurate color recognition


Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience in a veterinary diagnostic service or industrial biological laboratory.
-Experience and/or demonstrated working knowledge of laboratory assays.
-Experience or demonstrated knowledge of quality assurance/quality controls.


Job Description:

The College of Veterinary Medicine at Iowa State University is accepting applications for a Diagnostic Associate I to work within the Molecular, Virology, Heath Assurance Testing Service (HATS) section (MVHS) at the Iowa State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (ISU VDL). The ISU VDL is a full-service veterinary diagnostic laboratory engaged in missions of service, teaching and research on a daily basis. The laboratory receives more than 85,000 submissions from veterinarians and researchers annually.

Summary
Responsible for developing and validating histopathological assays used for diagnostic and research purposes, and managing a research caseload. Additional responsibilities include overall management, coordination, and supervision of the laboratory.
Example of Duties
• Performs a variety of diagnostic tests within a specific specialty area.
• Acts as a liaison between pathologists and laboratory personnel for research or case series submissions.
• Develops, validates and implements new assays for diagnostic and research purposes.
• Evaluates current protocols for effectiveness of tests and uses independent judgement to determine when adjustments to procedures are necessary.
• Assists in training staff and students.
• Works with clients to assist diagnosticians in communicating and troubleshooting testing needs and results.
Level Guidelines
• Individual contributor position with developing professional and/or technical skills working under immediate to general supervision
• Grasps professional-level knowledge and concepts of field while working in a progressive learning mode
• Works on problems and issues of somewhat limited scope
• Follows standard practices and procedures in analyzing situations or data for which answers are available or can be obtained
• Responds to inquiries and issues, escalating to manager or higher level workers as appropriate
• May lead projects of limited scope and complexity
• May provide guidance to students


Appointment Type:
Regular with Term Appointment (Fixed Term)


Proposed End Date or Length of Term:

October 25, 2021


Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period


Time Type:
Full time


Pay Rate Type:
Salary


Pay Grade:
PS806


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 Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email employment@iastate.edu or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.


Original Posting Date:
September 24, 2020


Posting Close Time:

This posting will close at 12:00 AM CST on the date listed below. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 PM CST the day prior.


Posting Close Date:
October 1, 2020


Job Requisition Number:
R3303


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