As a Biological Science Laboratory Technician (Microbiology) at the Center for Veterinary Biologics you are responsible for testing proposed and licensed biologics by specific techniques which evaluate the potency, safety, purity, and efficacy of manufactured veterinary biologics.
The duties described are for the full-performance level. At developmental grade levels, assignments will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity. The duties may include, but are not limited to:
Various biologics testing techniques such as; titrations, cell culture, extraneous agent testing, ELISA/EIA, karyology, Western blot, DNA/RNA extraction.
Participates in the Quality Assurance initiatives and practices.
Maintains a safe work environment and follows agency and other common laboratory safety policies.
Provides training in area of expertise to laboratory personnel and visitors.
Provides technical support for developmental projects as needed.
Provides technical assistance in areas of: testing reagents, keeping records, and ordering media, supplies or animals.