Status: Full-time position
Location: Eagle, ID
Salary: $16.34 - $21.79 per hour
Deadline Date: 2/22/13
Job Summary: General Information:
•The ideal candidate will have a bachelor's degree in microbiology or a bachelor's degree in medical/veterinary technology (with possible certification as a Medical Technologist) and at least two years of full time work experience. The successful incumbent will work in a laboratory setting, collaborating with two other Microbiologists.
•The individual selected for this position will need the ability to learn to perform difficult and specialized analytical examinations and procedures, work with samples with unpleasant odors, and able to occasionally lift up items, up to 40 lbs.
Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:
•Good knowledge of:
•Principles, laboratory practices and application of biology and microbiology;
•Current laboratory methods, materials, and equipment;
•Information sources for technical data used for standardizing testing and quality control.
Education and experience:
•Performing basic microbiological analyses on medical, animal, and environmental samples;
•Performing algebraic computations required to compute relationships between standards and sample;
•Accurately recording examination observations and writing technical laboratory reports;
•Operating, calibrating, and maintaining laboratory instruments and equipment;
•Determining interference factors of tests and recognizing sample variation.
•Willing to work in an environment that uses toxic chemicals, carcinogenic substances and infectious organisms.
(This is not required for this position; however, having the minimum qualifications and/or experience identified on the exam question will increase your score.)
•Some knowledge of fish diseases - see question #3 on the examination.
•Perform necropsy and clinical tests on fish to determine the presence of pathogens that are bacterial, viral, and parasitic.
•Prepare and submit reports to and work closely with Fish Pathologists on tests critical for diagnoses and treatments for the reduction of fish mortality.
•Assist fishery pathologist with necropsies and sample collection.
•Analyze blood and tissue samples. Prepare reagents, and media.
•Calibrate and maintain laboratory equipment.
•Performs quality control testing on laboratory materials, equipment and protocols.
•Consult with department employees, other agencies and public organizations on fish disease issues.
•Promptly respond to hatchery personnel on test results and consultation.
•Assists with training of temporary laboratory technician.