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Laboratory Technician

Apply now Department: 3670080080 Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Job no: 514584
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 support daily testing in the analytical laboratory. These tasks include but are not limited to: performing analytical testing, helping order supplies, updating daily logs, chemical inventory, and waste management. Employee will be expected to prepare samples for diagnostic testing following SOPs in place and in accordance with AAVLD guidelines independently and within time constraints.


  • Sample Preparation and Analysis:
    • Preparing samples for testing (TQD, TQS, IC….).
    • Weighing of samples and extraction processes.
    • Setting up instruments for analysis, analyzing samples, and processing of results.
    • Entering of results for clients in online system.
    • Cleaning up after analysis.
    • Testing via ELISA, Spectophotometer, Microscopy, and other methods.
  • Assisting in daily quality AAVLD requirements:
    • Checking temperatures are in appropriate ranges.
    • Flushing the eyewash weekly.
    • Helping update standard operating procedures.
    • Filling out testing documentation.
    • Filling out solutions documentation.
    • Maintaining training records.
  • Assist in the daily operations of the laboratory:
    • Package and Chemical reception and filling out/downloading appropriate documents (CoA, SDS, etc).
    • Picking up and entering samples into the Toxicology laboratory both on paper and electronically.
    • Cleanliness as necessary (sweeping, cleaning equipment after use, etc.).
    • Transfer and aliquot of samples between labs, including on the Necropsy floor.
  •  Waste Management:
    • Contacting EHS to pick up expired/used chemicals.
    • Removal of sharps containers.
    • Removal of hazardous waste for autoclaving.

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:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Chemistry, Biology, or related field.
  • Previous laboratory experience, preferably in Chemistry.
  • Organization skills, time management skills, and problem solving capabilities.
  • Experience working within a set of pre-determined accreditation standards.

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:


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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