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Diagnostic Technician - Bacteriology

Apply now Department: 3670080080 Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
Job no: 517181
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Veterinary Medicine
Pay Grade: 05B



About This Role:

The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory within the College of Veterinary Medicine is seeking applicants for a temporary Diagnostic Technician (level I or II). This position exists to assist with diagnostic specimens and to utilize selective media preparations to enhance the isolation and identification of pathogenic bacteria and to conduct antibacterial sensitivity testing. This employee will assist the laboratory supervisor and other collect faculty in ongoing research projects by isolating and selecting pure colonies of bacteria for identification and pathogenicity studies and refer to reference laboratories where appropriate. The person in this position will assist with analyzing this information and translates it into a report for our clients.

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.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Level I - Requires a high school diploma and two years of relevant experience. This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by a hiring manager. 
  • Level II - Requires an associate degree and two years of relevant experience. This position may use an educational equivalency as determined relevant by a hiring manager.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in veterinary diagnostic setting preferred
  • Ability to establish and maintain records
  • Ability to work weekends and additional hours as necessary
  • Knowledge of handling pathogens

Other Requirements:

  • 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

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$16.71 - $24.96 per hour

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

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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