University of Florida - Gainesville, FL

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Responsible for the accurate performance of clinical, routine health surveillance and research-related laboratory tests requested by clinical veterinarians and UF investigators.

This requires:
a) Operation, maintenance and quality control of laboratory equipment such as clinical chemistry and hematology machines;

b) Monitoring and operation of incubators, freezers, refrigerators and centrifuge to ensure that these laboratory equipment are within optimum operating standards at all times;

c) Preparation of ELISA stock and working solutions and running of ELISA assays: ELISA reader and washer, for the Rodent Sentinel Program;

d) Participation in all sentinel necropsies, including necropsy of and specimen collection from regular and quarantine sentinels as well as retired breeders;

e) Preparation and direct microscopic examination of specimens for endo- and ecto-parasite detection;

f) Preparation of blood smears for microscopic evaluation;

g) Release of laboratory test results in a timely manner.

Maintains the laboratory supplies inventory, through placement of ACS purchase requests and supply orders within reasonable time frame.

Billing of routine health surveillance, clinical and research-related charges; reconciliation of all monthly external laboratory charges for the ACS accounting office.

Keeps the ACS diagnostic laboratory compliant with the Environmental Health and Safety standards and regulations.

Other duties as assigned; back-up for performing environmental monitoring tests, logging in of laboratory samples and input of environmental monitoring results in the database, packaging and shipping of specimens to external laboratories.

Minimum Requirements:
A high school diploma and four years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

This is a time limited position.

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