-Supervise Virology personnel. Ensures Virology section is manned and diagnostic work is scheduled and completed in timely manner. -Conduct and interpret viral diagnostic tests for animal diseases (e.g. virus neutralization, fluorescent antibody testing, etc.) -Verifies the accuracy of all Virology testing. -Prepare Virology diagnostic laboratory reports and release test results. -Monitors current processes and policies for Virology; ensures regulatory compliance to include accreditation standards, develops new procedures and policies as needed. -Conduct appropriate virology research and publish reports. -Provide instruction in virology theory and practice for the Animal Health Technology curriculum. -Liaison with referring veterinarians, owners, staff, food producers, government agencies, and other laboratories. -Participates in and ensures compliance with the quality management, biosafety, and biosecurity programs. -Participates in weekend and holiday duty rotation. -Perform special projects as determined by the Director.
Minimum Education Requirements:
-Ph.D. in Microbiology.
Minimum Experience and Skill Requirements:
-Two (2) years’ experience in veterinary diagnostic virology. -Excellent communication, interpersonal, supervisory, multi-tasking, and organizational skills. -Problem solving ability to troubleshoot deficiencies, identify corrective actions, evaluate new processes and materials/equipment, implement plans, and develop preventive actions. -Pleasant, proactive personality with the ability to handle demanding situations. -Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and email.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Along with the application, the following items must be included.
Letter of application that describes your training and work experience
Copies of transcripts
Internal Number: 7866
About Murray State University
Murray State University, located in far western Kentucky, serves as a nationally recognized residential comprehensive university, with a strong extended campus and online presence, offering high-quality associate, baccalaureate, masters, specialist and doctorate degrees.
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