Oct 26, 2018

SRA IV - SUPERVISOR

  • UC Davis
  • Davis, CA, USA
Full time Education

Job Description

Job Summary:
Under direction of the Immunology/Serology Discipline Head, manages the Davis Immunology/Serology laboratory and provides support/consultation to immunology/serology personnel at three remote branch locations. Responsibilities include serologic evaluation of veterinary clinical specimens; supervision, management and training of technical staff in the Davis Immunology laboratory and routine consultation, training, technical support, and quality control for the three branch immunology/serology sections. Incumbent participates in trouble-shooting diagnostic assay performance, development of new or improved immunology diagnostic techniques, and is routinely involved in independent evaluation/implementation of assays and reagents for improvement of current diagnostic services. Must integrate the related fields of veterinary serology, virology, bacteriology, and cell culture for effective diagnostic testing.

This is not a research position. The position is located in a diagnostic laboratory where quality control and assurance as well as meticulous working habits are essential.

PLEASE NOTE: CAHFS IS RECRUITING FOR ONE POSITION FOR
THE IMMUNOLOGY SUPERVISOR AT THE SRA 3-SUPERVISOR OR
SRA 4-SUPERVISOR LEVEL BASED ON EXPERIENCE. IF YOU ARE
INTERESTED, SUBMIT A SEPARATE APPLICATION FOR EACH
POSITION. IF YOU ARE ALSO INTERESTED IN THE SRA 3-
SUPERVISOR LEVEL APPLY TO REQ 03019644 BY AUGUST 28, 2017.

Physical Demands:
Tests performed require ability to use microscopes and ability to distinguish colors.
Ability to stoop, bend, and lift supplies and equipment weighing up to 40 lbs.

Work Environment:
THIS IS NOT AN H1B/J1 OPPORTUNITY.

This is not a research position. The position is located in a diagnostic laboratory where quality control and assurance as well as meticulous working habits are essential.

Per the terms and agreements of the department's contracts and grants, the position may require signing of a Confidentiality Agreement or Non-Disclosure Agreement regarding testing and client information.

Share weekend/holiday coverage as needed. Periodic, independent overnight travel to CAHFS branch laboratories by air, car, shuttle or other means, as appropriate.

All CAHFS employees must know and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.
Must wear laboratory required/supplied PPE and participate in laboratory-required Health Surveillance Program. This position may require the incumbent to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present. Specific hazards of the position include, but are not limited to rabies virus, Chlamydia (psittacosis, ornithosis), Salmonella, Cryptosporidia, Leptospira, Coxiella burnetii, bovine spongiform encephalopathy, and Mycobacterium bovis.

Ability to tolerate strong odors and the sight of exposed animal tissues and blood.

UC Davis is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

Background Check Required:

This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
Yes

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
-Bachelor's degree in Immunology, Biology, Animal Science, or a closely related field, or equivalent combination of experience and training.

-Experience in the fields of veterinary immunology, serology, virology, bacteriology, and/or cell culture.

-Skills and experience in performing diagnostic serologic methods including immunodiffusion, serum-viral neutralization, ELISA, agglutination, hemagglutination- inhibition, immunofluorescence, lymphocyte blastogenesis and complement-fixation.

-Skills and experience in safely operating and maintaining laboratory equipment including computers, bio-safety cabinets, ELISA readers and washers, automated pipetting and diluting equipment, centrifuges, incubators, scales and balances, microscopes, and electrophoresis equipment.

-Experience with quality control and quality assurance methods in a laboratory that utilizes complex methodology. Skills to produce and quality control immunologic reagents, and to obtain and maintain National Veterinary Service Laboratory certification and quality control standards for serologic assays.

-Experience working in a high throughput clinical laboratory, and skills to work accurately under pressure to meet deadlines.

-Experience in providing effective leadership and skills to provide effective laboratory management and supervision of technical staff in a highproduction analytical laboratory including prioritizing workload and scheduling personnel to meet workload demands.

-Skills to effectively recruit, hire, train, and evaluate work performance of personnel.

-Independent thinking, strong decision-making and problem solving skills to evaluate and solve problems and/or make sound recommendations.

-Skills to understand and use complex laboratory protocols, equipment manuals, and procedural documents.

-Skills to write and maintain Standard Operating Procedures and to follow specified official/written protocols.

-Skills to follow laboratory/university safety protocols, to include safe handling and disposal of waste solvents, biohazardous, and chemical materials and to instruct/monitor the same for laboratory personnel.

-Experience and skills to effectively manage and monitor appropriate and cost effective ordering and use of laboratory supplies and equipment.

-Skills to keep neat and accurate records and files, and to write clear and concise reports and data analyses.

-Experience and skills to instruct, technically train, and provide immunology-related consultation to a wide variety of technical and professional personnel.

-Micro computing skills and experience to work with and train others in the use of PC's and related software including word-processing software, data entry and analysis using spreadsheet-type programs, and laboratory management software programs.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Master's degree in Immunology, Biology, Animal Science, or a closely related field, or equivalent combination of experience and training.

-Experience working under University personnel and purchasing policies and procedures.

-Budgetary experience and skills to project and justify cost expenditures for laboratory needs.

-Skills to modify and apply new technologies for practical use in veterinary diagnostics.

-Skills to critically evaluate and improve existing technologies, protocols, and procedures for veterinary diagnostic assays. Skills and experience in evaluating commercial products for suitability for laboratory use, including analysis of cost efficiency, technical performance, and quality control.

-Skills and experience to devise, organize, and supervise laboratory developmental projects.

-Experience working with veterinary infectious diseases.

-Skills to present scientific data and data analysis, verbally or in written form, at national meetings or in refereed journals.

-Familiarity with livestock, horses, poultry, or agriculture.


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