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Senior Research Associate 28420

Employer
Texas Tech University
Location
Lubbock County, TX
Closing date
May 17, 2022

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Senior Research Associate - Lubbock, TX. Texas Tech University - The Institute of Environmental and Human Health

DutiesFor the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University, duties include: Provide laboratory analyses of milk samples submitted by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). Analyses shall meet laboratory proficiency standards as set by the National Conference of Interstate Milk Shipments and the current U.S. Public Health Service Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance. Shall ensure compliance with Chapter 435 of the Texas Health and Safety Code titled "Dairy Products". Support and services provided will be consistent with the Statements of Work and Performance Measures established by TXDSHS program contracts. Provide laboratory support as needed and directed to the Bioterrorism Laboratory Response Network capability at TIEHH/TTU to ensure the uninterrupted accomplishment of its mission. Elements include the receipt, analyses and reporting of data related to submitted samples, as well as direct support of designated research efforts in the biological safety level three (BSL- 3) facility. Conduct quality control tests. Maintain laboratory instruments to ensure proper working order and troubleshoot malfunctions when needed. Prepare test solutions, compounds or reagents for conducting tests. Shall provide laboratory and other support and other services as directed by supervisor.

Qualifications : A PhD in Environmental Toxicology, Food Sciences, Chemistry, Microbiology or related field is required. Two years of research experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of practices and regulations described in the current "Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories" (BMBL). Knowledge of laws pertaining to the shipping/ receiving of hazardous substances. Knowledge of laboratory proficiency standards as set by the National Conference of Interstate Milk Shipments and the current U.S. Public Health Service Grade "A" Pasteurized Milk Ordinance. Knowledge of regulations described in Chapter 435 of the Texas Health and Safety Code titled "Dairy Products". Knowledge of regulatory laboratory biosafety guidelines. Knowledge of working with pathogens in BSL-3 containment. Certification as a State of Texas Certified Milk Analyst.

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