University of Wisconsin - Madison

Position Vacancy Listing

PVL # 226770

Position Summary:
The Companion Animal Vaccines and ImmunoDiagnostics Service (CAVIDS) Laboratory of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine seeks a detail-oriented person to assist with day to day operation of this fee-for-service laboratory. CAVIDS mission is to improve companion animal health through service and education for pet owners, dog breeders, veterinarians and animal shelters. One way we meet this mission is by providing antibody testing for dogs and cats in order to help veterinarians in the field vaccinate their patients appropriately. We also provide service to corporations in the animal health industry through our testing services.

Principal duties:

Responsibilities:
Sample intake, processing
Sample inventory management
Data entry
Standard lab duties - trash, recycling, pipette tips, liquid nitrogen tank, CO2 incubator, sanitizing surfaces, glassware, eyewash station
Buffer and media preparation
Take phone calls and answer simple questions or direct caller to website
Assist with client report preparation

Further on-job training:
Tissue culture management
Serology assay set up and interpretation
Management and propagation of viral stocks
Materials and supplies inventory management and ordering

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