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Laboratory Technician

Apply now Department: 3670080080 Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Job no: 514413
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 05B

About This Role:

The Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL) within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a Laboratory Technician. This position will perform diagnostic testing in the Clinical Pathology Laboratory; this includes operating analyzers, reporting results, and maintaining instrumentation used for diagnostic testing. Administrative duties, such as accessioning tests, reviewing test results, and assisting clients via email, phone, and fax, are also required.


  • Perform quality control testing and monitor results to maintain laboratory equipment in working condition. Monitor test results for transcription errors. Troubleshoot, repair, and perform calibrations and preventive maintenance on laboratory equipment.
  • Perform diagnostic testing within established turn-around times.
  • Receives requests and processes laboratory samples according to laboratory protocol, assists clients via phone, email and fax.
  • All other duties as assigned which include but are not limited to: research testing, and general housekeeping.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.   To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion.  The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others.  The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree with MLT certification (or equivalent).
  • Two years experience in a laboratory with automated and some manual procedures.
  • Completion of at least 6 months in a training program in Clinical Lab Science approved by the ASCP, AMT, and AMA, ASCP or AMT certification (or equivalent) as a registered Clinical Laboratory Scientist OR Registered Veterinary Technician with either diagnostic laboratory experience or minimum 2 years professional experience.
  • Basic computer skills including databases, spreadsheets, word processing and data entry.
  • Excellent written and oral, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. Contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:

$16.11 - $27.38/hour

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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