Microbiology Lab Manager – Algona, IA

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JOB SUMMARY

The Microbiology Lab Manager is responsible for our day to day operations within the lab, researching new and upcoming opportunities for Suidae while maintaining a positive relationship with all internal and external clients. The

Microbiology Lab Manager is under general direction and works from policies and general objectives approved by the management of Suidae Health & Production.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform bacterial cultures
    • Routine culture of existing isolates and diagnostic samples
    • Selection and preparation of specimens
  • Production of all biologics
    • Track and keep record of product for regulatory compliance
    • Manage and maintain isolate database
    • Manage and maintain virus sample banks
  • Develop and manage protocols
  • Monitor and communicate diagnostic test results
  • Maintain laboratory instruments and equipment including inventory coolers and freezers. Serve on alarm call list as primary. Coordinate back-up coverage when using PTO or not in Algona on a weekend.
  • Research and implement new vaccine technologies for Suidae to offer within the swine industry
  • Formulate batch records for vaccine bottling.
  • Prepare written instructions for biologics.
  • Order lab supplies for biologics production.
  • Assist in completing diagnostic sample submissions
  • Enter finished product inventory.
  • Inspect, maintain, and document eye wash stations. Ensure safety and biosecurity of all labs.

Other duties may be assigned.

PRIMARY SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Degree in Microbiology with preference given to a Master’s degree
  • Strict attention to detail
  • Must have good organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to plan, develop and direct the lab department
  • Willingness to collaborate with other team members when necessary
  • Previous experience in a microbiology lab
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 30;bs

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position.

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