Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 58-27318
School Name School of Veterinary Medicine
Org Pathobiology
Posted to the Web 11/08/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade 023
Employment Type Non-Exempt
Hours 40.00
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule M-F 8-5, some weekends
Months 12
Position Length Contingent Upon Funding
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, the School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.


The purpose of this position is to provide the PADLS (Pennsylvania Animal Diagnostic Laboratory System) – New Bolton Center Microbiology Laboratory with technical service in the Pennsylvania Egg Quality Assurance Plan laboratory as well as the Molecular Diagnostics and Serology Section. Food and environmental microbiological testing, PCR assays and serological assays are performed. Assistance with the day to day laboratory operations including maintenance of departmental quality assurance plans, inventory control, media and reagent preparation, and data entry is expected in order to provide accurate test results to the clients and maintain AAVLD accreditation. Good interpersonal skills are needed to communicate effectively with faculty, staff and clients, both orally and in written format. Occasional weekend coverage may be necessary.


A Bachelor’s degree in microbiology or a related discipline is required and 0-1 year of post graduate/post certification experience; or equivalent combination of experience and education. Experience with high through put testing is desired. Candidate should be well organized and able to handle multiple, varied, on-going tasks. Clinical diagnostic laboratory experience is preferred with experience in food and environmental culture techniques, serological assays, PCR and familiarity with quality control/quality assurance programs. Good interpersonal skills are necessary to communicate effectively with faculty, staff and clients. Occasional weekend coverage is necessary. There is no public transportation available to this location.

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Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
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    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
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  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
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    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
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  4. * Do you have experience in food and environmental culture techniques, serological assays, and PCR?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have clinical diagnostic laboratory experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Are you familiar with quality control/quality assurance programs?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Are you able to work weekends?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

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