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Suidae Health & Production

Microbiology Lab Manager

– Algona, Iowa
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Based on level of experience

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 include the following.  

  • Perform bacterial cultures
  • Routine culture of existing isolates and diagnostic samples
  • Selection and preparation of specimens
  • Production/harvesting of autogenous vaccines
  • Track and keep record of product for regulatory compliance
  • Manage and maintain isolates
  • Develop and manage protocols
  • Monitor and communicate diagnostic test results
  • Maintain laboratory instruments and equipment
  • Research and implement new products or services for Suidae to offer within the swine industry
  • Communicate and mentor lab staff on day to day tasks and research projects
  • Other duties may be assigned.

PRIMARY SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE including the following:

  • Experience in aseptic technique
  • Strict attention to details
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have good organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to plan, develop and direct the lab department
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Masters Degree in Microbiology
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of previous work experience
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  • Location
    Algona, Iowa
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
  • Compensation
    Based on level of experience
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