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Laboratory and Administrative Support

Colorado State University
Job Location:
Fort Collins, Colorado
Administrative Assistants
Classification Title
Temporary Hourly

Employment Category

Is this an Hourly position?

Work Hours/Week: 20

Overtime Eligible?

Position Location
Fort Collins, CO 80523

Description of Work Unit

It is the mission of the Colorado State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory system to provide timely, accurate and pertinent animal disease diagnostic services and educational outreach to veterinarians, animal industries and animal interests. The Western Slope Veterinary Diagnostic Lab will strive to meet the goals of the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences and the University through research to develop new approaches to disease identification, investigation, prevention and through education of professional veterinary medical, graduate and post-doctoral students.

The Western Slope Branch Laboratory is heavily involved in agricultural activities and works closely with livestock producers along with their local veterinarians in the management, care, and prevention of diseases in livestock. In addition, the laboratory serves companion animal owners and other animal services such as Parks and Wildlife, law enforcement, and Animal Control in disease investigation and diagnosis. The laboratory and its staff play an integral role in ensuring the safety of food production, the rapid and accurate diagnosis of zoonotic disease, and the interface of human and animal health.

The applicant should be responsible, ethical, and able to work in a team environment.

This position will be a temporary, part-time position, with workdays Monday through Friday.

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Position Summary

This position will provide laboratory and administrative support services to the Colorado State University Western Slope Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory. This position performs general customer service, clerical, and shipping duties, as well as general laboratory cleaning, quality control monitoring, and equipment calibrations. The position will also assist the veterinary diagnostician with post-mortem examination, carcass disposal, and necropsy lab cleaning. Duties may also include sample pickup from local submitting veterinarians using the laboratory vehicle.

Position Minimum Qualifications

One-year experience with customer service, general clerical/administrative duties, and maintenance of a clean, organized workspace.

Preferred Qualifications

At least one year with clinical or laboratory experience in veterinary, medical, or biological field OR certification in Veterinary Technology.

Posting Number: 202100670T

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Salary Range

Employee Benefits

Visit CSU's Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for temporary employees in the following University benefit area:

Close Date: 10/24/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit resume and cover letter. References will not be contacted without prior notification to applicant.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715,

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University's Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836,

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Job Duty Category: Administrative Support and Customer Service


Answering phones, receiving packages, filing paperwork, mailing forms and supplies to

clients, receiving and accessioning laboratory samples, packaging biological

samples for shipping, and picking up samples from local veterinary clinics, using the

laboratory vehicle. Assisting clients in test and specimen selection. Assisting in

preparation of community, client and producer outreach and educational activities.

Percentage Of Time: 45

Job Duty Category: Laboratory Technical Support


Maintaining clean laboratory workspaces. Maintaining temperature and reagent logs as part of quality control. Performing monthly eye wash and shower checks, autoclave performance checks, and equipment calibrations. Autoclaving supplies, media, reagents, trash, and biological waste. Assisting technicians in sample organization and diagnostic test set-up as needed.

Percentage Of Time: 45

Job Duty Category: Veterinary Diagnostician Support


Receiving and preparing necropsy cases for examination by veterinarian. Assisting with necropsy procedures, including sample collection, and labelling for various tests as requested. Photographing and documenting relevant lesions during examination. Preparing samples for shipment to referral laboratories as needed. Cleaning and disinfecting necropsy suite and instrumentation. Properly disposing of carcasses and waste according to SOP.

Percentage Of Time: 10

Minimum References Required

Maximum References Required
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