Laboratory Technologist | Michigan State University Job at Michigan State University, Lansing, MI

  • Michigan State University
  • Lansing, MI

Job Description

Position Summary

Michigan State University's Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory is seeking to hire a Laboratory Technologist to perform analytical procedures including the extraction, purification, and chemical derivatization of xenobiotics from biological samples following laboratory generated standard operating procedures. Under the leadership of the lab supervisor/section chief, conducts quantitative and qualitative analyses by liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC/MS), gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC/MS and GCMS/MS), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), ultraviolet/visible spectrometry (UV/VS), and ICP for unknown compounds. Implements quality control/assurance procedures and maintains and repairs analytical instrumentation per manufacturer guidelines.

The ideal candidate for this position can multitask and prioritize while seeing tasks and projects through to completion. We are looking for a team member who communicates well with a wide range of audiences within the CVM, MSU, and beyond. A successful candidate will be a professional who is organized, does not sweat the small stuff while also sees the details, and is able to remain calm, cool, and collected under pressure. The ideal candidate for this role will be team oriented, collaborative by nature, customer service focused, independent problem solver, and have a positive attitude, while maintaining a professional demeanor.

The College's vision is to be the destination for teaching, innovation, care, and service. Six goals, backed by specific strategies, guide our organization as we move forward. Read more at :// to learn about the MSU College of Veterinary Medicines goals, strategies and progress.

The College of Veterinary Medicine is committed to promoting the principles of equal opportunity and multiculturalism where all individuals are valued, respected, provided opportunity to flourish and open doors in their pursuit of excellence. We encourage and welcome our community to share ideas with us surrounding opportunities to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

K nowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired by completing a four-year college degree program in science with course work in applied science medical laboratory technician; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in basic laboratory techniques; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; the job may require specialty certifications, approvals, or training; may require successful completion/continued maintenance of accessibility standards.

Desired Qualifications

Experience with chromatographic separation techniques and chemical detection including mass spectrometry. Experience with analytical equipment use and maintenance and lab safety techniques is essential.  A degree in chemistry or biochemistry is a plus. Four year degree in a science field including a six-month internship at an approved institution laboratory. W ork experience in analytical chemistry or toxicology and experience in a high-volume diagnostic laboratory.

A successful candidate will be a professional who is organized, detail oriented, and one who does not sweat the small stuff and is able to remain calm, cool, and collected under pressure. The ideal candidate for this role will be team oriented, collaborative by nature, customer service focused, an independent problem solver, and has a positive attitude, while always maintaining a professional demeanor. Good written and oral communication skills; ability to function as a team member within and across multiple levels of operations. Experience working in a laboratory environment requiring specific safety and security awareness training.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials


Cover Letter

3 professional references

Work Hours

Work hours are Monday through Friday between 7:30am and 5:30pm and include weekends and holidays on a rotational basis and are set in consultation with the supervisor.


Summary of Health Risks

Exposure to unfixed animal tissue.

Bidding eligibility ends May 21, 2024 at 11:55 P.M.

About Michigan State University

Spartans work every day to advance the common good in uncommon ways.Together, we tackle some of the world?s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better?from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.We're good at it, and we've been at it for more than 150 years.The nation?s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world?on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we?re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

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