Scientist I - Diagnostics Virology

Laboratory Opportunities
Job Function/Requirements: 
  • Assists in the coordination, execution and support of all functions in the Diagnostic Virus Isolation department
Essential Job Duties: 
  • Perform Cell Culture in support of the virus isolation
  • Performs virus isolation and identification from veterinary diagnostic specimens
  • Accurately reports results in USALIMS
  • Assists with and helps coordinate other testing in the Diagnostic Virus Isolation Lab as needed
  • Ability to follow, troubleshoot, modify and/or write SOPs in an efficient and accurate manner
  • Successfully and accurately communicates results to supervisor
  • Maintain laboratory supplies and equipment
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. on occasion, able to bend, twist and perform fine motor manipulations
  • Must be familiar with Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Other duties as assigned
Nature and Scope: 
  • The incumbent reports to and works closely with Virology Lab Supervisor
  • Assist with coordination and performance of daily virus isolation
  • Interact with lab personnel as well as other departments within the company
  • Maintain laboratory and equipment in order to meet regulatory standards to carry out virus isolation procedures
  • The incumbent is responsible for following SOPs, procedures and adhering to good laboratory practices
  • Must be able to conduct work with limited supervision
  • Responsible for accurate and thorough recording of results
  • He/she acts within the guidelines established by company policy and delegated authority
  • Accountable for complying with the BIAH/Newport Business Code of Ethics to the highest standards
  • Accountable for complying with the Company Handbook and all policies set by the Company
  • The position requires a BS degree in Microbiology and 1-2 years’ experience working in a laboratory or a related field OR an Associate of Science and 5+ years’ experience working in a laboratory or equivalent type of work
  • Ability to comprehend microbiology techniques and language and familiar with the principles of veterinary biologics, diagnostic assays, vaccine production and regulatory agencies
  • The position requires good verbal and written skills
  • Requires the use of good aseptic technique
  • Incumbent must be able to do mathematics and be competent in the metric system
This position offers a competitive salary, relocation and full benefit package. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. Qualified applicants that are committed to be a team member in an innovative culture may submit their resume along with salary requirements.

Newport Laboratories, located in Worthington, Minnesota assists veterinarians and livestock producers in their efforts to address animal health problems through diagnostic testing and production of veterinary biologics. We are the nation’s leading manufacturer of autogenous biologics.

Newport Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.