UC Davis
Davis, California, United States
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19 days ago
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UC Davis

Laboratory Support Services Manager

Salary Range: $65,100/yr. - $116,700/yr. (Department budgeted salary range: $65,100/yr. - $86,000/yr. Commensurate with experience.)

Under faculty direction, supervise, coordinate, manage and execute Laboratory Support Services, responsible for the reception of samples/clients for the Central Laboratory including submissions from the Branch Laboratories; perform receiving/processing/routing of clinical specimens, provides telephone/results reporting coverage in the Receiving Section, assists in animal care, handling, and facility maintenance, and provides backup support to the Glass Washing/Media Preparation/ Shipping areas.


Minimum Education/Experience:

  • Experience with sample and data management skills, including: skills to perform cataloging and filing of information (software and hard copy); skills to follow protocols regarding sample storage; skills to learn computer programs designed for sample tracking, worksheet production, and workload reporting; and computer skills to quickly/accurately perform data entry into computer.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):

  • Working knowledge of diagnostic procedures and tests used in a veterinary diagnostic laboratory, including knowledge of biological and environmental samples for a variety of microbiologic, immunologic, biotechnology, histologic and clinical chemistry tests and adverse sample conditions that may affect testing.
  • Knowledge of animal diseases, sample selection and types of testing performed in bacteriology, immunology, virology, toxicology, biotechnology, clinical pathology related to animal diseases, including ability to recognize names of diseases and conditions from submittals where the sample may be a biohazard to laboratory personnel or may be a state or federal reportable disease.
  • Be able to effectively communicate with veterinary practitioners, owners, state, and federal veterinarians/officials utilizing abroad working knowledge of veterinary medicine, food animal husbandry and the skills to provide test results from information in the computerized CAHFS Laboratory Information System. May include providing definition of test terminology, diseases.
  • Knowledge of regulations for intra and interstate transport/shipping of biohazardous materials to and from clinics and other laboratories with demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with a wide variety of individuals, to include co-workers, clients of the CAHFS, individuals from other University units, outside/government agencies.
  • Skill to handle potentially infectious material, with knowledge of sterile techniques and skills to learn to effectively operate/utilize a microscope, laminar flow hood, centrifuges, analytical balances, volumetric glassware, pH meters, dishwashers, and autoclaves.
  • Skills, knowledge, and ability to handle live and dead animals (cattle, pigs, horses, poultry, zoo animals, etc.), as well as blood and tissues.


Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA):

  • Possess comprehensive knowledge of veterinary diagnostic testing performed within the University of California (Genetics, Clinical Endocrinology, Clinical Chemistry and Hematology, Core Facility) and of resources available to clients for testing nationwide.
  • Familiarity with University of California purchasing policies, procedures, and forms.


Background Check

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. 

To view full job description and submit an on-line application visit UC Davis Career Opportunities at

Job ID# 68461

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


Job ID: 73366014

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