Summary of Duties: Under general supervision, the Microbiologist 1 performs basic, standardized serologic assays. Records and reports test results. Maintains records, quality control tracking and writes/revises Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). Assists higher level personnel in standard serologic testing used for public health, animal health, and safety issues. Assists in the maintenance of laboratory equipment and production of reagents, buffers, and mammalian cell and bacterial cultures. Assists with the decontamination and disposal of biohazardous laboratory wastes. Assist with routine BSE surveillance. Eligibility and understanding of BSL-2 /BSL-3 laboratory safety guidelines and work environment is required. It is recommended the incumbent obtain a rabies vaccine within 6 months of hire.
Required Qualifications: A Bachelors degree in chemistry, biology, microbiology, biochemistry, zoology, or a related science; OR equivalent education/experience.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with i...ts Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.